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(1)   Washing yourself by standing upright under water sprayed from a nozzle
"He took a shower after the game"
(2)   A plumbing fixture that sprays water over you
"They installed a shower in the bathroom"
(3)   A sudden downpour (as of tears or sparks etc) likened to a rain shower
"A little shower of rose petals"
"A sudden cascade of sparks"
(4)   A party of friends assembled to present gifts (usually of a specified kind) to a person
"Her friends organized a baby shower for her when she was expecting"
(5)   Someone who organizes an exhibit for others to see
(6)   A brief period of precipitation
"The game was interrupted by a brief shower"


(7)   Take a shower; wash one's body in the shower
"You should shower after vigorous exercise"
(8)   Spray or sprinkle with
"The guests showered rice on the couple"
(9)   Expend profusely; also used with abstract nouns
"He was showered with praise"
(10)   Rain abundantly
"Meteors showered down over half of Australia"



  1. A brief fall of precipitation.
    Today there will be frequent showers and some sunny spells.
  2. A device for bathing by which water is made to fall on the body from a height, either from a tank or by the action of a pump.
  3. An instance of using of this device in order to bathe oneself.
    I'm going to have a shower.
    I'm going to take a shower.
  4. A bridal shower; a fund-raiser held in honor of a bride attended by female friends of the bride.
    The shower will be held at the home of the bridesmaid.
  5. A baby shower.
  6. A contemptible group of people or things or a contemptible individual; a shower of shit;
    a shower of edgits
    You complete shower!


  1. To spray with (a specified liquid).
  2. To bathe using a shower.

have a shower (British), take a shower (especially US)

a "rain locker" (US NAVY)