- 1[intransitive] to wash yourself under a shower She showered and dressed and went downstairs. He had already showered by the time they got home.
- 2[intransitive] shower (down) on somebody/something | shower down to fall onto somebody/something, especially in a lot of small pieces Volcanic ash showered down on the town after the eruption.
- 3[transitive] shower somebody with something to drop a lot of small things onto somebody The bride and groom were showered with rice as they left the church. The roof collapsed, showering us with dust and debris.
- 4[transitive] to give somebody a lot of something shower somebody with something He showered her with gifts. shower something on somebody He showered gifts on her. Word Origin Old English scūr ‘light fall of rain, hail, etc.’, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch schoer and German Schauer.
BrE BrE//ˈʃaʊə(r)//; NAmE NAmE//ˈʃaʊər//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they shower
BrE BrE//ˈʃaʊə(r)//; NAmE NAmE//ˈʃaʊər//he / she / it showers
BrE BrE//ˈʃaʊəz//; NAmE NAmE//ˈʃaʊərz//past simple showered
BrE BrE//ˈʃaʊəd//; NAmE NAmE//ˈʃaʊərd//past participle showered
BrE BrE//ˈʃaʊəd//; NAmE NAmE//ˈʃaʊərd//-ing form showering
BrE BrE//ˈʃaʊərɪŋ//; NAmE NAmE//ˈʃaʊərɪŋ//