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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]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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 ?
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.
It is often said that lending to small bowers is risky and also expensive.