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Show"er (?), n.

1.

One who shows or exhibits.

2.

That which shows; a mirror.

[Obs.]

Wyclif.

 

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Show"er (?), n. [OE. shour, schour, AS. ser; akin to D. schoer, G. schauer, OHG. scr, Icel. skr, Sw. skur, Goth. skra windis a storm of wind; of uncertain origin.]

1.

A fall or rain or hail of short duration; sometimes, but rarely, a like fall of snow.

In drought or else showers. Chaucer.

Or wet the thirsty earth with falling showers. Milton.

2.

That which resembles a shower in falling or passing through the air copiously and rapidly.

With showers of stones he drives them far away. Pope.

3.

A copious supply bestowed.

[R.]

He and myself Have travail'd in the great shower of your gifts. Shak.

Shower bath, a bath in which water is showered from above, and sometimes from the sides also.

 

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Show"er, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Showered (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Showering.]

1.

To water with a shower; to t copiously with rain.

Lest it again dissolve and shower the earth. Milton.

2.

To bestow liberally; to distribute or scatter in abundance; to rain.

Shak.

Caesar's favor, That showers down greatness on his friends. Addison.

 

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Show"er, v. i.

To rain in showers; to fall, as in a shower or showers.

Shak.

 

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