bridal shower

  • 1 bridal shower — UK US noun [countable] [singular bridal shower plural bridal showers] mainly american a party for a woman who will soon be getting married, at which she receives presents Thesaurus: parties and celebrationshypo …

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  • 2 bridal shower — bridal ,shower noun count AMERICAN a party for a woman who will soon be getting married, at which she receives presents …

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  • 3 Bridal shower — A bridal shower is a gift giving party given for a bride before her wedding. The custom originated in the United States, although the first stories about these events have been known to originate in Brussels, Belgium around 1860. It remains a… …

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  • 4 bridal shower — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms bridal shower : singular bridal shower plural bridal showers mainly American a party for a woman who will soon be getting married, at which she receives presents …

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  • 5 bridal shower — noun A celebration held in honor of a bride attended by female friends of the bride. Usually held prior to, or at the same time as a bachelor party. The shower will be held at the home of the bridesmaid …

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  • 6 bridal shower — /ˈbraɪdl ʃaʊə/ (say bruydl showuh) noun a party for a bride to be to which the guests, usually other women, bring a present for her future home; shower tea; kitchen tea …

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  • 7 shower — shower1 [shō′ər] n. a person who shows, exhibits, etc. shower2 [shou′ər] n. [ME schoure < OE scur, akin to Ger schauer, shower, squall < IE base * (s)keu , to cover > SHOE, HIDE1] 1. a brief fall of rain, or sometimes of hail, sleet, or… …

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  • 8 shower — I n. bath using an overhead spray 1) to have (BE), take a shower short period of rain brief downpour 2) a heavy; light shower 3) April; passing; scattered showers 4) a meteor; rain; thunder shower 5) a sun shower (esp. AE) ( rain that falls while …

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  • 9 Shower (disambiguation) — A shower can be:Weather* A shower, a short period of rain or snow or hail or sleet ** Mango showers, pre monsoon showers in the Indian states of Karnataka and Kerala that help in the ripening of mangoes ** Sunshower, an unusual meteorological… …

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  • 10 shower — [[t]ʃa͟ʊə(r)[/t]] showers, showering, showered 1) N COUNT A shower is a device for washing yourself. It consists of a pipe which ends in a flat cover with a lot of holes in it so that water comes out in a spray. She heard him turn on the shower.… …

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  • 11 bridal — adjective 1 concerning a bride or a wedding: a bridal car 2 the bridal party the group of people who arrive at the church with the bride 3 bridal suite a special set of rooms in a hotel for a newly married couple 4 bridal shower AmE a party for a …

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  • 12 shower — /ˈʃaʊə / (say showuh) noun 1. a brief fall of rain, hail, sleet or snow. 2. a similar fall, as of sparks or bullets. 3. a large supply or quantity: a shower of questions. 4. a party to which people bring presents for a specified recipient. See… …

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  • 13 shower — I. noun Etymology: Middle English shour, from Old English scūr; akin to Old High German scūr shower, storm, Latin caurus northwest wind Date: before 12th century 1. a. a fall of rain of short duration b. a similar fall of sleet, hail, or snow 2.… …

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  • 14 shower — n 1. sprinkle, sprinkling, mist, misting, drizzle, drizzling, Chiefly Dial. mizzling, spatter, spattering, sparge, sparging, spit, spitting, flurry; raindrops, rainfall, rain shower, wet. 2. spray, hail, torrent, pouring, downpour, cloudburst,… …

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  • 15 shower n — A bride to be got a hoarse throat walking in the rain to her bridal shower. meteor shower …

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  • 16 shower tea — /ʃaʊə ˈti/ (say showuh tee) noun → bridal shower …

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  • 17 shower — I UK [ˈʃaʊə(r)] / US [ˈʃaʊər] noun Word forms shower : singular shower plural showers ** 1) [countable] a piece of equipment that produces a flow of water that you stand under to wash your body The shower isn t working. a) a small room or area… …

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  • 18 shower — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 for washing your body ADJECTIVE ▪ cold, cool ▪ hot, steaming, warm ▪ brief, quick …

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  • 19 shower — show|er1 [ ʃaur ] noun count ** 1. ) a piece of equipment that forces small drops of water into the air and is used for washing your body: The shower isn t working. a ) a small room or area with a shower: in the shower (=washing yourself under a… …

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  • 20 bridal — adj. Bridal is used with these nouns: ↑bouquet, ↑gown, ↑magazine, ↑party, ↑registry, ↑shower, ↑suite, ↑veil, ↑wear …

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