exhibitioner vs shower what difference

what is difference between exhibitioner and shower



exhibition +‎ -er


exhibitioner (plural exhibitioners)

  1. (Britain) A student at secondary school or university who has been awarded an exhibition. The exhibition usually involves a financial prize and may include the right to wear a distinctive gown, especially at the University of Oxford.


  • reexhibition


Etymology 1

From Middle English shour, from Old English scūr, from Proto-West Germanic *skūru, from Proto-Germanic *skūrō, probably from Proto-Indo-European *(s)ḱēwer- (north; north wind; cold wind; rain shower). Cognate with Dutch schoer, German Schauer, Norwegian skur.


  • (UK) enPR: shou’ər, IPA(key): /ˈʃaʊ.ə(ɹ)/
  • (US) enPR: shou’ər, IPA(key): /ˈʃaʊ.ɚ/
  • Rhymes: -aʊ.ə(ɹ), -aʊə(ɹ)


shower (plural showers)

  1. A brief fall of precipitation (spell of rain, or a similar fall of snow, sleet, or cascade).
  2. A device for bathing by which water is made to fall on the body from a height, either from a tank or by the action of a pump.
    Synonym: shower bath
  3. An instance of using of this device in order to bathe oneself.
    (UK, Australia)
    (especially US)
    Synonym: shower bath
  4. A quantity of something that has characteristics of a rain shower.
  5. A party associated with a significant event in a person’s life, at which the person usually receives gifts.
    1. A bridal shower.
    2. A baby shower.
  6. (obsolete) A battle, an attack; conflict.
  7. (chiefly Ireland, Britain, Australia, derogatory) A shower of shit.
    • 1956, Private’s Progress (motion picture):
      You all behaved like a shower, now you are to be treated like a shower
  8. (chiefly Ireland, euphemistic, derogatory, with of and an invective) Used as an intensifying pluralizer or intensifier
    • 1991, Allen Feldman, Formations of Violence: The Narrative of the Body and Political Terror in Northern Ireland, page 208 (University of Chicago Press; →ISBN, 9780226240718)
      It was one of the worst feelings in the H-Block, one of the worst experiences to sit and listen to somebody getting beat. Because you were totally powerless, and you would always get somebody shouting at the door, “You shower of bastards!” It was always a crowd of screws and one or two naked men in a cell. They had total control.
  • Japanese: シャワー (shawā)


shower (third-person singular simple present showers, present participle showering, simple past and past participle showered)

  1. (followed by with) To spray with (a specified liquid).
  2. To bathe using a shower.
  3. To bestow liberally, to give or distribute in abundance
    • 1919, Boris Sidis, The Source and Aim of Human Progress:
      The individual in the army becomes used to holding human life in contempt, in fact the greater the slaughter, the greater is his merit; and the more medals, ribbons, and honors of hero-worship are showered on him, the more he becomes, after a time, indifferent to all sorts of human suffering and loss of human life.
  4. (intransitive) To rain in a shower; to cascade down.
  • (bathe using a shower): have a shower (British), take a shower (especially US)

Derived terms

Etymology 2

From show +‎ -er.

Alternative forms

  • show-er (nonstandard)


  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈʃəʊ.ə(ɹ)/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈʃoʊ.ɚ/


shower (plural showers)

  1. One who shows.
    • 2006, Bruce Christianson, ‎Bruno Crispo, ‎James A. Malcolm, Security Protocols: 12th International Workshop (page 18)
      When you show a credential there’s a protocol whereby the showee has assurance that the shower possesses a credential of the particular type without actually seeing the bit string.
    • 2018, Elisabeth Reber, ‎Cornelia Gerhardt, Embodied Activities in Face-to-Face and Mediated Settings (page 153)
      Once the showee looks at the object, the shower removes his or her gaze from the showee and gazes back at the object (see below and Fig. 5.2).
  2. An object or activity that is shown in a contest.
  3. (slang) A man whose penis is close to its full (erect) size when flaccid. [from 1990s]
    Antonym: grower

Further reading

  • shower on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
  • Shower (disambiguation) on Wikipedia.Wikipedia


  • Howser, Whoser, howers, howres, reshow, showre, whores




  1. indefinite plural of show

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