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1 shower

A plumbing fixture that sprays water over you.

Roget 72: assemblage; collection, collocation, colligation; compilation, levy, gathering, ingathering, muster, attroupement; team; concourse, conflux, congregation, ... show more

Polish: prysznic

2 shower

Washing yourself by standing upright under water sprayed from a nozzle:
— He took a shower after the game.

synonym: shower bath.

Dutch: douche, stortbad
Polish: natrysk, prysznic, tusz

3 shower

A brief period of precipitation:
— The game was interrupted by a brief shower.

synonym: rain shower.

Dutch: bui, regenbui, vlaag

4 shower

A sudden downpour (as of tears or sparks etc) likened to a rain shower:
— A little shower of rose petals.

synonym: cascade.

Roget 348: running water.    jet, spirt, spurt, squirt, spout, spray, splash, rush, gush, jet d'eau [Fr.]; sluice.    water spout, water fall; ... show more

Dutch: douche, stortbad, zich douchen

5 shower

Someone who organizes an exhibit for others to see.

synonyms: exhibitioner, exhibitor.

Dutch: bioscoopexploitant, exposant, standhouder
Polish: eksponent, wystawca

6 shower

A party of friends assembled to present gifts (usually of a specified kind) to a person.

Dutch: stortbad


1 shower

Expend profusely; also used with abstract nouns:
— He was showered with praise.

synonym: lavish.

Dutch: regenen

2 shower

Spray or sprinkle with.

3 shower

Take a shower; wash one's body in the shower.

4 shower

Rain abundantly:
— Meteors showered down over half of Australia.

synonym: shower down.

5 shower

Provide abundantly with.

Moby thesaurus: Finnish bath, Japanese bath, Kaffeeklatsch, Russian bath, Scotch mist, Swedish bath, Turkish bath, abound, abundance, accord, administer, aerosol, affluence, afford, allot, allow, ample sufficiency, ampleness, amplitude, aquamanile ... show more.

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1 show

The act of publicly exhibiting or entertaining.

Roget 852: fashion, style, ton, bon ton, society; good society, polite society; monde [Fr.]; drawing-room, civilized life, civilization, town, beau monde [Fr.], high life, ... show more

Dutch: performance, vertoning, voorstelling
Polish: koncert, popis

2 show

Something intended to communicate a particular impression:
— A show of impatience.
— A good show of looking interested.

synonym: display.

Roget 525: manifestation; plainness etc. adj.; plain speaking; expression; showing etc. v.; exposition, demonstration; exhibition, production; display, ... show more

Roget 882: ostentation, display, show, flourish, parade, etalage [Fr.], pomp, array, state, solemnity; dash, splash, splurge, glitter, ... show more

3 show

A social event involving a public performance or entertainment.

Dutch: show

4 show

Pretending that something is the case in order to make a good impression:
— That ceremony is just for show.

synonym: appearance.

Roget 448: appearance, phenomenon, sight, spectacle, show, premonstration, scene, species, view, coup d'oeil [Fr.]; lookout, outlook, prospect, vista, ... show more


1 show

Give an exhibition of to an interested audience:
— She shows her dogs frequently.

synonyms: demo, demonstrate, exhibit, present.

Roget 862: quail etc. (fear) 860; be cowardly etc. adj., be a coward etc. n.; funk; cower, skulk, ... show more

Roget 525: make manifest, render manifest etc. adj.; bring forth, bring forward, bring to the front, bring into view; give notice; express; represent, set forth, exhibit; show, ... show more

Roget 448: appear; be visible, become visible etc. 446; seem, look, show; present the appearance of, wear the appearance of, carry the appearance of, have the appearance of, bear the appearance of, exhibit the appearance of, ... show more

Dutch: exposeren, tentoonstellen

2 show

Establish the validity of something, as by an example, explanation or experiment:
— The mathematician showed the validity of the conjecture.

synonyms: demonstrate, establish, prove, shew.

Roget 478: demonstrate, prove, establish; make good; show, evince, manifest etc. (be evidence of) 467; confirm, corroborate, substantiate, verify ... show more

Dutch: aantonen, bewijzen, hardmaken, staven, uitwijzen

3 show

Provide evidence for:
— The blood test showed that he was the father.

synonyms: bear witness, evidence, prove, testify.

Roget 467: be evidence etc. n.; evince, show, betoken, tell of; indicate etc. (denote) 550; imply, involve, ... show more

4 show

Make visible or noticeable.

Dutch: show, schouwspel, spektakel, voorstelling, tonen

5 show

Show in, or as in, a picture.

synonyms: depict, picture, render.

Dutch: afschilderen

6 show

Give expression to:
— She showed her disappointment.

synonyms: evince, express.

Dutch: aantonen, uiten

7 show

Indicate a place, direction, person, or thing; either spatially or figuratively:
— I showed the customer the glove section.

synonyms: designate, indicate, point.

Roget 457: be attentive etc. adj.; attend, advert to, observe, look, see, view, remark, notice, regard, take notice, ... show more

Dutch: aanwijzen, wijzen

8 show

Be or become visible or noticeable:
— His good upbringing really shows.
— The dirty side will show.

synonym: show up.

Roget 446: be become visible etc. adj.; appear, open to the view; meet the eye, catch the eye; basset; present itself, show manifest itself, produce itself, discover itself, reveal itself, expose itself, ... show more

Dutch: aantonen, bewijzen, demonstreren, vertonen, zien

9 show

Indicate a certain reading; of gauges and instruments:
— The thermometer showed thirteen degrees below zero.

synonyms: read, record, register.

Dutch: aflezen

10 show

Give evidence of, as of records.

Dutch: getuigen, tentoonspreiden, tonen

11 show

Take (someone) to their seats, as in theaters or auditoriums:
— The usher showed us to our seats.

synonym: usher.

12 show

Finish third or better in a horse or dog race.

Moby thesaurus: Grand Guignol, Passion play, Prospero, Tom show, accompany, accord, account for, acting, advertise, affect, affectation, affectedness, afford, afford proof of, air, airiness, airs, airs and graces, alibi, allege ... show more.

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