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English noun: shower

1. shower (artifact) a plumbing fixture that sprays water over you


SamplesThey installed a shower in the bathroom.


Broader (hypernym)plumbing fixture


Part holonymshowerhead


Part meronymshower bath, shower stall

2. shower (act) washing yourself by standing upright under water sprayed from a nozzle


SamplesHe took a shower after the game.


Synonymsshower bath


Broader (hypernym)bathing, washup

3. shower (phenomenon) a brief period of precipitation


SamplesThe game was interrupted by a brief shower.


Synonymsrain shower


Broader (hypernym)rain, rainfall


Narrower (hyponym)scattering, sprinkle, sprinkling

4. shower (event) a sudden downpour (as of tears or sparks etc) likened to a rain shower


SamplesA little shower of rose petals.
A sudden cascade of sparks.


Synonymscascade


Broader (hypernym)descent

5. shower (person) someone who organizes an exhibit for others to see


Synonymsexhibitioner, exhibitor


Broader (hypernym)impresario, promoter, showman

6. shower (group) a party of friends assembled to present gifts (usually of a specified kind) to a person


SamplesHer friends organized a baby shower for her when she was expecting.


Broader (hypernym)party


English verb: shower

1. shower (possession) expend profusely; also used with abstract nouns


SamplesHe was showered with praise.


ExamplesThey shower their grandchild with money


Synonymslavish


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something on somebody


Broader (hypernym)consume, squander, ware, waste

2. shower (contact) spray or sprinkle with


SamplesThe guests showered rice on the couple.


ExamplesThey shower coins on the image , They shower the image with coins


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something on somebody.
Somebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)spray

3. shower (body) take a shower; wash one's body in the shower


SamplesYou should shower after vigorous exercise.


ExamplesThey shower , They shower themselves


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)bathe

4. shower (weather) rain abundantly


SamplesMeteors showered down over half of Australia.


ExamplesIt was showering all day long


Synonymsshower down


Pattern of useIt is ----ing


Broader (hypernym)rain, rain down

5. shower (consumption) provide abundantly with


SamplesHe showered her with presents.


ExamplesThey shower their grandchild with money


Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)cater, ply, provide, supply









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