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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.


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


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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