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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.
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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)]
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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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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"
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bower

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

bower

[ˈbaʊəʳ] Nemparrado m, enramada f
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bower

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

nLaube f
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Brian Bowering (42) goaded his victim by staring and laughing at him as he played with his six-year-old daughter outside their home in Wolverhampton.
A judge at Wolverhampton Crown Court said Bowering, of Brinsford Road, Pendeford, had deliberately ``psyched out'' his victim but accepted his plea of guilty to manslaughter on the grounds of provocation.
Mr Breakwell had made a number of complaints against Bowering in the years leading up to his death and was even directed to counselling by his GP over the anxiety and distress he was caused.