- shew used 228 times.
- shewed used 135 times.
- shewedst used twice.
- shower used 4 times.
- showers used 9 times.
- Included in Eastons: No
- Included in Hitchcocks: No
- Included in Naves: No
- Included in Smiths: No
- Included in Websters: Yes
- Included in Strongs: Yes
- Included in Thayers: No
- Included in BDB: Yes
SHOWER, noun One who shows or exhibits.
SHOW'ER, noun [Qu. Heb. Ch. Ar. to be rough, to shudder.]
1. A fall of rain or hail, a sort of duration. It may be applied to like a fall of snow, but this seldon occurs. It is applied to a fall of rain or hail of short continuance, or of more or less violence, but never to a storm of long continuance.
2. A fall of thing from the air in thick succession; as a shower of darts or arrows; a shower of stones.
3. A copious supply bestowed; liberal distribution; as a great shower of gifts.
SHOW'ER, verb transitive
1. To water with a shower; to wet copiously with rain; as, to shower the earth.
2. To bestow liberally; to distribute or scatter in abundance.
That show'rs down greatness on his friends. Addison.
3. To be wet with falling water, as in the shower-bath.
SHOW'ER, verb intransitive To rain with showers.
SHOW'ERED, participle passive Wet with a shower; watered abundantly; bestowed or distributed liberally.
SHOW'ERLESS, adjective Without showers.
SHOW'ERY, adjective Raining in showers; abounding with frequent falls of rain.