Also found in: Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
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.
An anchor carried at the bow.
1. a shady leafy shelter or recess, as in a wood or garden; arbour
2. a lady's bedroom or apartments, esp in a medieval castle; boudoir
3. 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
1. (Nautical Terms) nautical a vessel's bow anchor
[C18: from bow³ + -er1]
1. (Card Games) a jack in euchre and similar card games
[C19: from German Bauer peasant, jack (in cards)]
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]
an anchor carried at a ship's bow.
one that bows or bends.
|Noun||1.||bower - a framework that supports climbing plants; "the arbor provided a shady resting place in the park"|
framework - a structure supporting or containing something
|Verb||1.||bower - enclose in a bower|