embower


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em·bow·er

 (ĕm-bou′ər)
tr.v. em·bow·ered, em·bow·er·ing, em·bow·ers
To enclose in or as if in a bower.

embower

(ɪmˈbaʊə)
vb
(tr) archaic to enclose in or as in a bower

em•bow•er

(ɛmˈbaʊ ər)

v.t.
to shelter in or as if in a bower; cover with foliage.
[1570–80]

embower


Past participle: embowered
Gerund: embowering

Imperative
embower
embower
Present
I embower
you embower
he/she/it embowers
we embower
you embower
they embower
Preterite
I embowered
you embowered
he/she/it embowered
we embowered
you embowered
they embowered
Present Continuous
I am embowering
you are embowering
he/she/it is embowering
we are embowering
you are embowering
they are embowering
Present Perfect
I have embowered
you have embowered
he/she/it has embowered
we have embowered
you have embowered
they have embowered
Past Continuous
I was embowering
you were embowering
he/she/it was embowering
we were embowering
you were embowering
they were embowering
Past Perfect
I had embowered
you had embowered
he/she/it had embowered
we had embowered
you had embowered
they had embowered
Future
I will embower
you will embower
he/she/it will embower
we will embower
you will embower
they will embower
Future Perfect
I will have embowered
you will have embowered
he/she/it will have embowered
we will have embowered
you will have embowered
they will have embowered
Future Continuous
I will be embowering
you will be embowering
he/she/it will be embowering
we will be embowering
you will be embowering
they will be embowering
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been embowering
you have been embowering
he/she/it has been embowering
we have been embowering
you have been embowering
they have been embowering
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been embowering
you will have been embowering
he/she/it will have been embowering
we will have been embowering
you will have been embowering
they will have been embowering
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been embowering
you had been embowering
he/she/it had been embowering
we had been embowering
you had been embowering
they had been embowering
Conditional
I would embower
you would embower
he/she/it would embower
we would embower
you would embower
they would embower
Past Conditional
I would have embowered
you would have embowered
he/she/it would have embowered
we would have embowered
you would have embowered
they would have embowered
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.embower - enclose in a bower
inclose, shut in, close in, enclose - surround completely; "Darkness enclosed him"; "They closed in the porch with a fence"
Translations
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Not indeed that I can hope to put into words the charm of those embowered cottages, like nests in the armpits of great trees, tucked snugly in the hollows of those narrow, winding, almost subterranean lanes which burrow their way beneath the warm-hearted Surrey woodlands.
It was a grey stone building of two stories only, and from where he was seemed completely embowered in flowers and creepers.
Leonard Upjohn in his intricate style drew graceful little pictures of Cronshaw in the Latin Quarter, talking, writing poetry: Cronshaw became a picturesque figure, an English Verlaine; and Leonard Upjohn's coloured phrases took on a tremulous dignity, a more pathetic grandiloquence, as he described the sordid end, the shabby little room in Soho; and, with a reticence which was wholly charming and suggested a much greater generosity than modesty allowed him to state, the efforts he made to transport the Poet to some cottage embowered with honeysuckle amid a flowering orchard.
Access was had to the enclosure through an embowered entrance, on one side, facing a number of towering cocoanut trees, planted at intervals along a level area of a hundred yards.
During their retreat in the region of the Maritime Alps, in a small house built of dry stones and embowered with roses, they appear all through to be less like released lovers than as companions who had found out each other's fitness in a specially intense way.
Late roses climbed and hung and clustered and the sunshine deepening the hue of the yellowing trees made one feel that one, stood in an embowered temple of gold.
As he wrote a word on his card and waited for an envelope he glanced about the embowered shop, and his eye lit on a cluster of yellow roses.
OEDIPUS And when the embowered earth hath drunk thereof?
The wind roared high in the great trees which embowered the gates; but the road as far as I could see, to the right hand and the left, was all still and solitary: save for the shadows of clouds crossing it at intervals as the moon looked out, it was but a long pale line, unvaried by one moving speck.
The Chateau Borel, embowered in the trees and thickets of its neglected grounds, had its fame in our day, like the residence of that other dangerous and exiled woman, Madame de Stael, in the Napoleonic era.
At length the negro shot his skiff into a little cove, darkly embowered by trees, and made it fast to the well-known iron ring.
It is one of his dreams to embower himself in a spot already chosen, where a wilderness of vines flourishes, where the flowers are blooming and the fruit growing to a monstrous size.