Shower - (Webster's 1828 Dictionary)
SHOWER, n. One who shows or exhibits.
SHOW'ER, n. [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.
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, v.i. To rain with showers.