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bow·er 1

 (bou′ər)
n.
1. A shaded, leafy recess; an arbor.
2. A woman's private chamber in a medieval castle; a boudoir.
3. A rustic cottage; a country retreat.
tr.v. bow·ered, bow·er·ing, bow·ers
To enclose in or as if in a bower; embower.

[Middle English bour, a dwelling, from Old English būr; see bheuə- in Indo-European roots.]

bow′er·y adj.

bow·er 2

 (bou′ər)
n. Nautical
An anchor carried at the bow.

bower

(ˈbaʊə)
n
1. a shady leafy shelter or recess, as in a wood or garden; arbour
2. literary a lady's bedroom or apartments, esp in a medieval castle; boudoir
3. literary a country cottage, esp one regarded as charming or picturesque
[Old English būr dwelling; related to Old Norse būr pantry, Old High German būr dwelling]
ˈbowery adj

bower

(ˈbaʊə)
n
(Nautical Terms) nautical a vessel's bow anchor
[C18: from bow3 + -er1]

bower

(ˈbaʊə)
n
(Card Games) a jack in euchre and similar card games
[C19: from German Bauer peasant, jack (in cards)]

bow•er1

(ˈbaʊ ər)
n.
1. a leafy shelter or recess; arbor.
2. a rustic dwelling; cottage.
3. a lady's boudoir in a medieval castle.
v.t.
4. to enclose in or as if in a bower.
[before 900; Middle English bour, Old English būr chamber]

bow•er2

(ˈbaʊ ər)

n.
an anchor carried at a ship's bow.
[1645–55]

bow•er3

(ˈbaʊ ər)

n.
one that bows or bends.
[1590–1600]
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Noun1.bower - a framework that supports climbing plantsbower - a framework that supports climbing plants; "the arbor provided a shady resting place in the park"
framework - a structure supporting or containing something
grape arbor, grape arbour - an arbor where grapes are grown
Verb1.bower - enclose in a bower
inclose, shut in, close in, enclose - surround completely; "Darkness enclosed him"; "They closed in the porch with a fence"

bower

noun arbour, grotto, alcove, summerhouse, shady recess, leafy shelter a private bower of ivy and honeysuckle
Translations

bower

[ˈbaʊəʳ] Nemparrado m, enramada f

bower

[ˈbaʊər] n (literary) (in garden)tonnelle f

bower

nLaube f
References in classic literature ?
Amy had a bower in hers, rather small and earwiggy, but very pretty to look at, with honeysuckle and morning-glories hanging their colored horns and bells in graceful wreaths all over it, tall white lilies, delicate ferns, and as many brilliant, picturesque plants as would consent to blossom there.
They stopped at noon under a bower they made of palms, and, spreading the nets over them, got a little rest after a lunch.
At a little distance, Heyward discovered, and contemplated with tender emotion, the small bower under which he was fain to believe that Cora and Alice had reposed.
The early sunshine--as fresh as that which peeped into Eve's bower while she and Adam sat at breakfast there--came twinkling through the branches of the pear-tree, and fell quite across the table.
So you see there was simply nothing to be done now, but play their right bower -- bring out the superbest of the superb, the mightiest of the mighty, the great Sir Launcelot himself!
The changing of the bare, ugly little schoolroom into a bower of beauty; Miss Dearborn's pleasure at her success with the Simpson twins' recitation; the privilege of decorating the blackboard; the happy thought of drawing Columbia from the cigar box; the intoxicating moment when the school clapped her
And she loved me so much, and was so captivating(particularly when she made Jip stand on his hind legs for toast, and when she pretended to hold that nose of his against the hot teapot for punishment because he wouldn't), that I felt like a sort of Monster who had got into a Fairy's bower, when I thought of having frightened her, and made her cry.
Then, he conducted me to a bower about a dozen yards off, but which was approached by such ingenious twists of path that it took quite a long time to get at; and in this retreat our glasses were already set forth.
In shadier Bower More sacred and sequesterd, though but feignd, PAN or SILVANUS never slept, nor Nymph, Nor FAUNUS haunted.
Each dint upon his batter'd shield Was token of a foughten field; And thus, beneath his lady's bower, He sung as fell the twilight hour:
Next day both mother and daughter were sitting in a jessamine bower in the garden, and they began to talk of the green monkey and his strange ways.
The sweetest-scented grasses lined her bower where other soft, furry pelts made hers the downiest couch in all the jungle.