show-er / shou-ər except shō-ər for noun definition 7
1. a brief period of precipitation
He sendeth sun, he sendeth shower,
Alike they’re needed to the flower;
And joys and tears alike are sent
To give the soul its nourishment.
Sarah Fuller Flower Adams, 1805 – 1848
2. a sudden, downward flow of objects, such as tears, sparks, etc.
If the boy have not a woman’s gift
To rain a shower of commanded tears,
An onion will do well for such a shift.
From “The Taming of the Shrew” by William Shakespeare, 1564 – 1616
3. an outpouring
To a shower of gold most things are penetrable.
Thomas Carlyle, 1795 – 1881
4. a party held to honor and provide gifts to someone in celebration of an upcoming event
In the Mexican culture, we never miss a baptism, a birthday, a baby shower, a wedding shower, a wedding.
Eva Longoria, 1975 –
5. a bath in which a person stands and is sprayed with water from an overhead nozzle
Just as you wouldn’t leave the house without taking a shower, you shouldn’t start the day without at least 10 minutes of sacred practice: prayer, meditation, inspirational reading.
Marianne Williamson, 1952 –
6. a stall, tub, etc. in which a person stands to bathe
Churches are good for prayer, but so are garages and cars and mountains and showers and dance floors.
From “Plan B: Further Thoughts on Faith” by Anne Lamott, 1954 –
7. one who displays or exhibits
I come from a family of professional dog-showers, one step above carnies, but I didn’t want to join the family business.
Rebel Wilson, 1986 –
1. to bathe standing up, with water spraying from an overhead fixture
The world was divided into two groups: those who showered at night, and those who showered in the morning.
From “Mr. Perfect” by Linda Howard, 1950 –
2. to give plentifully
But I also like to shower my parents with presents.
Eva Herzigova, 1973 –
3. to present or confer lavishly, freely or generously
God showers upon us his gifts-more than enough for all;
But like swine scrambling for food, we tread them in the mire, and rend each other.
Henry George, 1839 – 1897
4. to toss, spray or sprinkle with
From morning until evening they showered his troops with arrows.
1 Maccabees 10:80 (NABR)
5. to fall downward in abundant quantity
Autumn leaves shower like gold, like rainbows, as the winds of change begin to blow, signaling the later days of autumn.
Dan Millman, 1946 –