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1      (figurative)   barrage, deluge, downpour, fusillade, plethora, rain, stream, torrent, volley  
2      (Brit. slang)   bunch of layabouts, crew, rabble  
3    deluge, heap, inundate, lavish, load, pour, rain, spray, sprinkle  
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  ( showers    plural & 3rd person present)   ( showering    present participle)   ( showered    past tense & past participle  )
1       n-count   A shower is a device for washing yourself. It consists of a pipe which ends in a flat cover with a lot of holes in it so that water comes out in a spray.  
She heard him turn on the shower.     
2       n-count   A shower is a small enclosed area containing a shower.  
3       n-count   Theshowers or theshower in a place such as a sports centre is the area containing showers.  
The showers are a mess..., We all stood in the women's shower.     
4       n-count   If you have a shower, you wash yourself by standing under a spray of water from a shower.  
I think I'll have a shower before dinner..., She took two showers a day.     
5       verb   If you shower, you wash yourself by standing under a spray of water from a shower.  
There wasn't time to shower or change clothes.      V  
6       n-count   A shower is a short period of rain, especially light rain.  
There'll be bright or sunny spells and scattered showers this afternoon.     
7       n-count   You can refer to a lot of things that are falling as a showerof them.  
usu N of n  
Showers of sparks flew in all directions.     
8       verb   If you are showered with a lot of small objects or pieces, they are scattered over you.  
usu passive  
They were showered with rice in the traditional manner...      be V-ed with n  
9       verb   If you shower a person with presents or kisses, you give them a lot of presents or kisses in a very generous and extravagant way.  
He showered her with emeralds and furs...      V n with n  
Her parents showered her with kisses.      V n with n  
10       n-count   A shower is a party or celebration at which the guests bring gifts.  
  (mainly AM)  
...a baby shower.      If you refer to a group of people as a particular kind of shower, you disapprove of them.  
INFORMAL      n-sing   usu sing, oft N of n     (disapproval)    ...a shower of wasters.     

shower gel        ( shower gels    plural  ) Shower gel is a type of liquid soap designed for use in the shower.      n-var  

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See also:

show, shore, showy, short

April showers bring May flowers exp.
used to point out that small problems or unpleasant events can in the end help things get better

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