bower

14 ENTRIES FOUND:

1bow·er

noun \ˈba(-ə)r\

Definition of BOWER

1
:  an attractive dwelling or retreat
2
:  a lady's private apartment in a medieval hall or castle
3
:  a shelter (as in a garden) made with tree boughs or vines twined together :  arbor
bow·ery \-ē\ adjective

Origin of BOWER

Middle English bour dwelling, from Old English būr; akin to Old English & Old High German būan to dwell, Old English bēon to be — more at be
First Known Use: before 12th century

2bower

transitive verb

Definition of BOWER

Examples of BOWER

  1. <bowered by a canopy of grapevines, we enjoyed a serene and very private picnic>

First Known Use of BOWER

1592

3bower

noun

Definition of BOWER

:  an anchor carried at the bow of a ship

First Known Use of BOWER

1652

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