Meaning of SHOWER in English

SHOWER

I. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a rain shower ( also a shower of rain British English ) (= a short period of rain )

a heavy shower of rain accompanied by lightning

a shower cap (= worn to keep your hair dry when having a shower )

There was a little bag containing soap, shampoo and a shower cap.

a shower curtain (= for keeping the water in the shower )

meteor shower (= a lot of meteors that fall down towards the Earth at the same time )

a meteor shower

scattered showers (= short periods of rain )

There will be some scattered showers in the afternoon.

shower cap

shower cubicle

a shower cubicle

shower gel

shower of sparks

The scrape of metal on metal sent up a shower of sparks .

shower sb with gifts (= give someone a lot of gifts )

He showered her with gifts and exotic holidays.

shower sb with praise (= praise them a lot )

Taiwan's media lately showered praise on Li Yundi, the 18-year-old piano prodigy.

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

cold

So she jumped under the cold shower every morning.

He put water on to boil and took a cold shower .

In the morning, when you get up, take a cold shower .

Their appearance interrupts the mood established by the preceding poems like a cold shower on a hot, muggy day.

I took a cold shower and changed my clothes.

Therefore hot and cold showers , arguments, and exercise are not good preludes to helping you get to sleep.

My privations were few-\#cold showers , and electricity for only four hours each day.

But then I must have a cold shower .

electric

Each yacht has at least one spacious bathroom complete with vanity unit, mirror and electric shower option.

Fully tiled shower cubicle with fitted Triton T80 electric shower.

An electric shower , however, needs to be wired into its own circuit.

heavy

More heavy showers are forecast for tonight and for the rest of the week.

A heavy monsoon shower began, wetting us through, and we both started to laugh.

hot

Therefore hot and cold showers , arguments, and exercise are not good preludes to helping you get to sleep.

Then he went upstairs, said goodnight to Dooley and took a hot shower .

In addition to this type of gas water heater, there are electric instantaneous water heaters for providing hot water for showers .

You come take a hot shower .

The best time to push the cuticles back is after a hot bath or shower when they are soft.

It was coffee with brandy, it was eggs Benedict, it was a hot shower and a walk in the park!

To tell the truth, my favourite bit is having a hot shower afterwards.

After breakfast and a hot shower , Maria took us both by the hand and led us upstairs to the attic.

long

A long shower only improved things fractionally.

He felt vibrantly alive, he felt clean, scrubbed by Debbie in a long cold shower .

He did his teeth and took a long shower , first hot then cold.

A long shower relaxed her still further.

private

All the comfortable rooms sleep two and are of a high standard with private shower and W.C; most have a balcony.

Rooms are well furnished, twin bedded, with private showers and balconies.

Twin bedrooms all have a private bath or shower .

Some rooms en suite, some private shower .

Rooms are twin bedded, all with balconies and private showers .

All rooms have central heating, colour television, tea/coffee making facilities, en suite or private shower .

quick

There would just be time for a quick shower if she hurried.

We rushed through quick showers and changed into wrinkled civilian clothes.

Then she went and took a quick shower .

I took another quick shower , dressed, and left.

I chivvied him into a quick shower .

Ronni dressed quickly after an even quicker shower and ran a brush through her shiny blonde hair.

■ NOUN

cubicle

Fully tiled shower cubicle with fitted Triton T80 electric shower.

curtain

Then, through a gap in the shower curtain , he saw a dark shape.

Jen said, sweeping aside the shower curtain and sitting down on the edge of the tub.

There was a shadow on the shower curtain , a human-shape holding something in an upraised arm.

This reminded me I needed to replace my shower curtains .

It was true that the shower curtain should have been renewed.

There was laundry hanging all along the shower curtain rod.

The shower curtain market is changing rapidly.

As you are painfully aware, when it comes to being handy, I can barely work a shower curtain .

gel

Do you know that this unique shower gel actually leaves your skin up to 28% smoother?

And she had been special, Ruth gritted to herself as she rubbed her body liberally with shower gel .

Now he is more likely to ask for a body spray or shower gel .

head

There is, of course, much more to the environmental story than low-flow shower heads .

At the Continental, Jasper and I had stood a long time under a shower head together.

The gargoyle shower heads which never saw running water.

The cheap rooms lack air conditioning; mid-range gets you air-conditioning, but the shower head may fall off the pipe.

Softened water will prevent scaling of shower heads and bathroom fittings.

The shower heads in the Lakers' locker room are nine feet high.

meteor

On some nights one can see so many of these popularly-called shooting stars that we speak of a star or meteor shower .

These few lucky observers had witnessed the most spectacular meteor shower in recorded history, surpassing even the 1833 Leonids.

You might have thought that no meteor shower , no space dist had ever touched that brilliance.

It is startling but true that no meteorite fall has ever been associated with a meteor shower .

Bundle up for the annual Geminid meteor shower , peaking around midnight Dec. 13.

No cometary meteor shower has ever produced a meteorite fall.

Interestingly, three regular meteor showers have orbits connected with three asteroids whose orbits bring them very close to Earth.

The random background meteors that do not belong to discrete meteor showers are called sporadic meteors.

rain

I feel the wind on my face and the first drops of a summer rain shower falling on my hair.

The latest rain shower had stopped, and an orange, smoky sunset came on.

However, cloud conditions in Florida are expected to worsen after Friday, with low clouds and rain showers likely.

A rain shower splatters so realistically, you almost feel wet.

They were married between rain showers at an outdoor ceremony at the farm near Hope, N.D., Saturday night.

room

Our cabin, designed for four, had ample hanging-space, trouser-press, hair-drier and tea-making facilities, in addition to shower room .

The image was of steam rising from the shower room of the Yokasuka brig.

It includes master bedroom with ensuite shower room , three further bedrooms, second bathroom, gas central heating, double garage.

It features 10 shower rooms , five single day rooms with showers and a double room with shower.

We found him at least two of my officers did, in a bath full of boiling water in the shower rooms .

Billy was numb as his father carried him from the shower room to the pool.

We undressed and walked right through the shiny white-tiled shower room where a woman attendant was scrubbing some one with a loofah.

I had dressed after my shower and was sitting on the steps of the shower room staring dully through the wire.

stall

He asked for the shampoo in the shower stall and she handed it to him.

Tillman worked her hard all day made her change sheets, scour shower stalls .

The urinals were metal, and in a distant area of shadows there appeared to be shower stalls .

We got a hotel room that featured peeling paint, no windows, and a john in the shower stall .

tray

The new range of Access shower trays from Nordic neatly solves all these problems.

He swayed as he stepped clear of the shower tray .

■ VERB

fall

The very weak carbonaceous meteorites often fall as showers of tiny fragments with masses of grams.

send

A log in the fire broke and fell, sending out a shower of sparks.

stand

Pascoe stood in the shower for twenty minutes, but still felt sluggish with sleep.

She stood under the shower , her thoughts going back to Dana.

She stood under the shower and told herself it was the water that was running down her face and not tears.

He washed thoroughly, standing under his shower while the hot water poured over him.

The threw back the bedclothes, shed her clinging nightgown and stood under a cool shower until she began to come alive.

step

Adam stepped out of the freezing shower .

I stepped into the enclosed shower and pulled the door shut.

Jazzbeaux stepped under the shower , and sponged her wounds.

While he was in there he dropped his clothing around his feet and stepped into the shower .

She rinsed off and stepped out of the shower .

Just after I'd stepped under the shower , I heard him come up behind me.

He swayed as he stepped clear of the shower tray.

take

On my return from town, I took a shower in the concrete-lined cubicle in the bungalow.

He got up and went to the bathroom, took a shower .

Her mind ranged over wide vistas of blood but her body took a shower and changed its clothes.

Smitty went into the bathroom to take a shower .

He did his teeth and took a long shower , first hot then cold.

With great effort, she gets up and takes a shower .

Then she went and took a quick shower .

He put water on to boil and took a cold shower .

turn

He waited for her to turn off the steaming shower .

Scott heard it at last and looked around, fumbling for the taps, trying to turn off the shower .

He turned the shower off, and plugged his razor into the wall outlet.

He turned on the shower and waited for the hot water to flow through so that he could adjust the temperature.

She turned off the shower and reached for a towel.

Old Hercule's stuff had been built to last, she reflected ruefully as she turned on the shower .

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

bathroom/toilet/shower stall

He asked for the shampoo in the shower stall and she handed it to him.

The urinals were metal, and in a distant area of shadows there appeared to be shower stalls .

Think about it, really, would you trust somebody who promotes their self in a bathroom stall ?

Tillman worked her hard all day made her change sheets, scour shower stalls .

We got a hotel room that featured peeling paint, no windows, and a john in the shower stall .

take/need a cold shower

He put water on to boil and took a cold shower.

I took a cold shower and changed my clothes.

In the morning, when you get up, take a cold shower.

Instead he took a cold shower and a huge mug of coffee, and tried to sort out his thoughts.

There is one foolproof way to rid yourself of this - take a cold shower.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a baby shower

Heavy showers are forecast for the weekend.

I want to thank both of you again for your beautiful shower gifts.

It was just a shower , so we didn't get too wet

The weather will be cloudy with light showers in places.

Tomorrow's forecast calls for a few scattered showers.

We're giving a shower for Beth next week.

We didn't play any of the usual games at the baby shower .

What did you give Chris for her wedding shower ?

You'll feel better after a nice hot shower .

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

I told him she was in the shower and that she would be out right away.

In the morning, when you get up, take a cold shower .

Our cabin, designed for four, had ample hanging-space, trouser-press, hair-drier and tea-making facilities, in addition to shower room.

She was damp, she was sore from scrubbing with the shower mitt, her hair hung in rats' tails.

The image was of steam rising from the shower room of the Yokasuka brig.

The very weak carbonaceous meteorites often fall as showers of tiny fragments with masses of grams.

They have a special hook feature for hanging in the shower .

II. verb

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADVERB

down

Venus is back in your sign and her many blessings will soon start showering down upon you.

Confetti showered down on us and congratulations were shouted from all directions.

■ NOUN

gift

He pursued her, showering her with gifts , jewels and precious cloths.

He was showered with medals, gifts , money and jewels.

She began to shower him with desperate gifts .

It was then that the church treasury was showered with gifts of the finest reliquaries and liturgical items goldsmiths could make.

The pair met through a dating agency and she showered him with gifts and exotic holidays.

But he gave much of his time to them and showered them with expensive gifts .

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

His family loved him so much they showered him with affection.

I got up early as usual, and showered and shaved.

It's so hot there, you have to shower three or four times a day.

Medals were showered on the soldiers returning from battle.

The Earth is constantly showered by rocky debris from space.

Trudi was treated as a special guest and was showered with gifts everywhere she went.

When Elvis first became famous he had honours and awards showered upon him.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Back at the East Bathhouse we prowled the corridors and showered in icy water.

He says to shower for at least 10 minutes and not to opt for a bath.

He was showered with medals, gifts, money and jewels.

I shower and lay out all seven bathing suits on the bed and try to picture myself in one in particular.

In autumn a rowan tree at the front gate was showered with berries.

It smashed into a wall, showering coins.

Shoppers and workers in similar centres in Britain have been showered with glass when panels of toughened glass have suddenly shattered.

Longman DOCE5 Extras English vocabulary.      Дополнительный английский словарь Longman DOCE5.