Complete Definition of "shower"

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English

Etymology 1
OE. scūr

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Pronunciation
IPA|/ËÊaÊÉ/
SAMPA|/"SaU?@`/
AHD|/shou'Ér/
:* Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-ÉÊÉ(r)|-ÉÊÉ(r), Rhymes:English:-aÊÉ(r)|-aÊÉ(r)

Noun
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en-noun

  1. (also shower of precipitation) A brief fall of precipitation.

#:* Today there will be frequent showers and some sunny spells.

  1. (also shower bath) A device for bathe|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.
  2. (also shower bath) An instance of using of this device in order to bathe oneself.

#:* I'm going to have a shower. (British, Australian)
#:* I'm going to take a shower. (especially US)

  1. 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.

  1. A baby shower.
  2. A mild insult, originally applied to a group of people but also to an individual.

#:* You complete shower!

Translations
trans-top|fall of light rain
Bosnian: pljusak m
Dutch: regenbui m|f, bui m|f
Finnish: sadekuuro, kuuro
French: averse#French|averse f, ondée f
German: Schauer m
Greek: βÏοÏοÏλα (vrokhúla) f, ÏιλÏβÏοÏο (psilóvrokho) n, ÏιÏάλιÏμα (psikhálisma) n, ÏιλοβÏÏÏι (psilovrókhji) n
Italian: acquazzone m, scroscio di pioggia m, rovescio di pioggia m
Malay: hujan
Norwegian: dusj m
trans-mid
Polish: deszcz m, kapuÅniak m
Romanian: aversÄ f, averse f|p
Russian: Ð»Ð¸Ð²ÐµÐ½Ñ (lívenâ) m
Scottish Gaelic: fras m, dòrtadh m, meall-uisge m, sgaoch m, sil m, sil|sileadh m, sgaoman-uisge m
Serbian

Slovene: ploha f
Spanish: llovizna f
Swedish: skur c
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trans-top|device for bathing
Bosnian: tuš m
Dutch: douche m, stortbad n
Finnish: suihku
French: douche#French|douche f
German: Dusche f, Brause f
Greek: νÏοÏÏ (dus) n, νÏοÏζ (duz) n, νÏοÏζιέÏα (duzjéra) f, καÏαιονηÏήÏÎ±Ï (kateonitíras) m
Italian: doccia f
Malay: pancuran
Polish: prysznic m
trans-mid
Romanian: duÅ n, duÅuri n|p
Russian: дÑÑ (duÅ¡) m
Scottish Gaelic: frasair m, fras-ionnlaid m
Serbian

Slovene: prha f, tuš f
Spanish: ducha f, regadera f
Swedish: dusch c
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trans-top|instance of using of this device
Dutch: douche m, stortbad n
Finnish: suihku
French: douche#French|douche f
German: Dusche f (eine Dusche nehmen), Brause f
Greek: νÏοÏÏ (dus) n, νÏοÏζ (duz) n, καÏαιονιÏμÏÏ (kateonismós) m
Italian: doccia f
trans-mid
Japanese: ã·ã£ã¯ã¼ (shawÄ)
Polish: prysznic m
Russian: дÑÑ (duÅ¡) m
Spanish: ducha f
Swedish: dusch c
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Verb
en-verb

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

Translations
trans-top|spray with
Dutch: besproeien
Finnish: suihkuta intransitive, suihkuttaa transitive
German: besprühen
trans-mid
Italian: spruzzare
Scottish Gaelic: fras#Scottish Gaelic|fras
Spanish: ducharse
Swedish: duscha, spraya
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trans-top|bathe using a shower
Bosnian: tuširati
Croatian: tuširati
Dutch: douchen, een douche nemen, een stortbad nemen
Finnish: käydä suihkussa
French: doucher, faire la douche, faire une douche
German: duschen
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Italian: fare|farsi la doccia, farsi una doccia
Japanese: ã·ã£ã¯ã¼ãæµ´ã³ã shawÄ o abiru
Romanian: a face un duÅ
Russian: пÑинÑÑÑ Ð´ÑÑ
Scot Gaelic: fras-ionnlaid, nigh#Irish and Scots Gaelic|nigh le frasair/fras-ionnlaid
Serbian:

Slovene: tuširati se, prhati se
Spanish: ducharse
Swedish: duscha
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Synonyms
i-c|bathe using a shower have a shower (British), take a shower (especially US)

a "rain locker" (US NAVY)

Derived terms
golden shower
power shower
shower attachment
shower bath
shower cap
shower curtain
shower gel
showerhead
shower rail
shower unit
showery
sun shower

Etymology 2
-er|show

Noun
en-noun

  1. One who shows

Related terms
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