- n. 淋浴；（倾泻般出现的）一阵，一大批；阵雨
- vt. 大量地给予；把……弄湿
- vi. 淋浴；下阵雨
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来自古英语 scur,阵风，阵雪，暴风雪，来自 Proto-Germanic*skuro,风暴，暴风雪，来自 PIE*skewer,北方，冷风，词源同拉丁语 caurus,东方风。拼写比较 tower,turret.引申词义淋浴， 沐浴。
- shower: [OE] Shower comes from a prehistoric West Germanic *skūra, which also produced German schauer and Dutch schoer. Its ultimate ancestry is uncertain.
- shower (n.1)
- Old English scur "a short fall of rain, storm, tempest; fall of missiles or blows; struggle, commotion; breeze," from Proto-Germanic *skuraz (cognates: Old Norse skur, Old Saxon and Old Frisian scur "fit of illness;" Old High German scur, German Schauer "shower, downpour;" Gothic skura, in skura windis "windstorm"), from PIE root *kew-(e)ro- "north, north wind" (cognates: Latin caurus "northwest wind;" Old Church Slavonic severu "north, north wind;" Lithuanian šiaurus "raging, stormy," šiaurys "north wind," šiaure "north").
Of blood, tears, etc., from c. 1400. Of meteors from 1835. Sense of "bath in which water is poured from above" first recorded 1851 (short for shower-bath, itself attested from 1803). Meaning "large number of gifts bestowed on a bride" (1904, American English colloquial) later was extended to the party at which it happens (1926). Shower curtain attested from 1914.
- shower (v.)
- 1570s, "come down in showers;" 1580s, "to discharge a shower," from shower (n.1). Intransitive sense from 1930. Related: Showered; showering.
- shower (n.2)
- "one who shows," Old English sceawere "spectator, watchtower, mirror," agent noun; see show (v.).
- 1. He stepped out of the shower and began towelling himself down.
- 2. I think I'll go home and have a shower.
- 3. There was a short sharp shower followed by a strengthening breeze.
- 4. A cool shower wakes up the body and boosts circulation.
- 5. I am writing in connection with Michael Shower's letter.
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