verb en·sconce \in-ˈskän(t)s\

: to firmly place or hide (someone or something)


Full Definition of ENSCONCE

transitive verb
:  shelter, conceal <ensconced themselves within the protection of three great elms — Mark Twain>
:  establish, settle <ensconced in a new job>

Examples of ENSCONCE

  1. The sculpture is safely ensconced behind glass.
  2. He ensconced himself in front of the television.

Origin of ENSCONCE

en- + 2sconce
First Known Use: 1594


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