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 myselfShak. Shower bath, a bath in which water is showered from above, and sometimes from the sides also.
Have travail'd in the great shower of your gifts.
(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 destribute or scatter in undance; to rain. Shak.
That showers down greatness on his friends.
(Show"er), v. i. To rain in showers; to fall, as in a hower or showers. Shak.
(Show"er*ful) a. Full of showers. Tennyson.
(Show"er*i*ness) n. Quality of being showery.
(Show"er*less), a. Rainless; freo from showers.
1. Raining in showers; abounding with frequent showers of rain.
2. Of or pertaining to a shower or showers. "Colors of the showery arch." Milton.
(Show"i*ly) adv. In a showy manner; pompously; with parade.