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Definition of shower noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1a piece of equipment producing a spray of water that you stand under to wash yourself; the small room or part of a room that contains a shower a hotel room with bathtub and shower He's in the shower. a shower cubicle a shower curtain
  2. 2the act of washing yourself with a shower a hot/cold shower to take a shower shower gel
  3. 3a short period of rain or snow scattered showers April showers We were caught in a heavy shower. snow showers wintry showers (= of snow)
  4. 4a large number of things that arrive or fall together a shower of leaves a shower of sparks from the fire a shower of kisses
  5. 5a party at which you give presents to a woman who is getting married or having a baby a bridal/baby shower
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