shower ( 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.
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. (BRIT) 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