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shower

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Household, Meteorology, Leisure
showershow‧er1 /ˈʃaʊə $ ʃaʊr/ ●●● S2 noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 1 for washing inDH a piece of equipment that you stand under to wash your whole body 🔊 Why does the phone always ring when I’m in the shower? 🔊 I’d like to use the shower if that’s all right. 🔊 The bathroom has a separate shower cubicle (=a shower in a separate part of the room).2 act of washingDHWASH an act of washing your body while standing under a shower 🔊 I need a shower.take a shower 🔊 Nick rolled out of bed and took a shower.have a shower especially British English 🔊 Mary loves having a hot shower after she’s been swimming.3 rainHEM a short period of rain or snow 🔊 More heavy showers are forecast for tonight. 🔊 a shower of rain 🔊 a snow shower 🔊 A few wintry showers are likely.see thesaurus at rain4 lots of thingsAMOUNT a lot of small light things falling or going through the air togethershower of 🔊 Peter kicked the fire and sent up a shower of sparks. 🔊 A shower of leaves fell towards the ground.5 party American EnglishDLPARTY a party at which presents are given to a woman who is going to get married or have a baby 🔊 We gave a shower for Beth. 🔊 a baby shower6 people [usually singular] British English informalGROUP OF PEOPLE a group of stupid or lazy people
Examples from the Corpus
showerWe're giving a shower for Beth next week.It was just a shower, so we didn't get too wetThe very weak carbonaceous meteorites often fall as showers of tiny fragments with masses of grams.a baby showerWe didn't play any of the usual games at the baby shower.I want to thank both of you again for your beautiful shower gifts.In the morning, when you get up, take a cold shower.Heavy showers are forecast for the weekend.You'll feel better after a nice hot shower.The weather will be cloudy with light showers in places.Tomorrow's forecast calls for a few scattered showers.The image was of steam rising from the shower room of the Yokasuka brig.They have a special hook feature for hanging in the shower.I told him she was in the shower and that she would be out right away.She was damp, she was sore from scrubbing with the shower mitt, her hair hung in rats' tails.Our cabin, designed for four, had ample hanging-space, trouser-press, hair-drier and tea-making facilities, in addition to shower room.What did you give Chris for her wedding shower?take a showerWith great effort, she gets up and takes a shower.He got up and went to the bathroom, took a shower.Installed in the Speke, I took a shower and came down from my room.On my return from town, I took a shower in the concrete-lined cubicle in the bungalow.I took a shower and washed my hair with his yucca blossom shampoo.Then she took a shower and changed into a cool sundress.I have to take a shower.Steve didn't even have time to take a shower this morning.Apparently, after toasting Saja with a bottle of Crown Royal, she tried to take a shower and passed out.heavy showersMore heavy showers are forecast for tonight and for the rest of the week.shower ofThe aircraft skidded off the runway in a shower of sparks.baby showerAlso, instead of friends bringing baby shower gifts, suggest they buy growth mutual funds for the new arrival.
showershower2 verb 🔊 🔊 1 [intransitive]WASH to wash your whole body while standing under a shower 🔊 Mike shaved and showered.2 GIVE[transitive] to give someone a lot of thingsshower somebody with something 🔊 She showered him with kisses. 🔊 Tom showered Amy with presents.shower something on/upon somebody 🔊 She had no children and showered her love on her three nieces.3 [intransitive always + adverb/preposition, transitive]COVER to scatter a lot of things onto a person or place, or to be scattered in this wayshower down/over/upon 🔊 The top shelf broke and books showered down.shower something with something 🔊 The ship was showered with hot ash from the volcano.shower something on/over something 🔊 Hundreds of leaflets were showered over the town.→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
showerI shower and lay out all seven bathing suits on the bed and try to picture myself in one in particular.I got up early as usual, and showered and shaved.The Earth is constantly showered by rocky debris from space.It smashed into a wall, showering coins.He says to shower for at least 10 minutes and not to opt for a bath.His family loved him so much they showered him with affection.Back at the East Bathhouse we prowled the corridors and showered in icy water.Medals were showered on the soldiers returning from battle.It's so hot there, you have to shower three or four times a day.When Elvis first became famous he had honours and awards showered upon him.In autumn a rowan tree at the front gate was showered with berries.Trudi was treated as a special guest and was showered with gifts everywhere she went.Shoppers and workers in similar centres in Britain have been showered with glass when panels of toughened glass have suddenly shattered.He was showered with medals, gifts, money and jewels.shower down/over/uponConfetti showered down as the crowd cheered wildly.However, in most of these, effusive approval is showered upon her, and her weak points are minimized.There was a brief sound of digging, and mud showered over him.I shall never forget the contempt you showered upon me.Confetti showered down on us and congratulations were shouted from all directions.Venus is back in your sign and her many blessings will soon start showering down upon you.The answer came quickly, with a new round of lamentations and complaints being showered upon Washington.However, scattered showers over western areas will become more widespread and locally heavy during the day, perhaps accompanied by thunder.
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Verb table
shower
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyshower
he, she, itshowers
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyshowered
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave showered
he, she, ithas showered
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad showered
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill shower
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have showered
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam showering
he, she, itis showering
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you, we, theyare showering
Past
I, he, she, itwas showering
you, we, theywere showering
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been showering
he, she, ithas been showering
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been showering
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be showering
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been showering
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