ensconce


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Related to ensconce: indubitably, inane, peculiar, rambunctious

en·sconce

 (ĕn-skŏns′)
tr.v. en·sconced, en·sconc·ing, en·sconc·es
1. To settle (oneself) securely or comfortably: She ensconced herself in an armchair.
2. To place or conceal in a secure place.

[en- + sconce.]

ensconce

(ɪnˈskɒns)
vb (tr; often passive)
1. to establish or settle firmly or comfortably: ensconced in a chair.
2. to place in safety; hide
[C16: see en-1, sconce2]

en•sconce

(ɛnˈskɒns)

v.t. -sconced, -sconc•ing.
1. to settle securely or snugly: The kitten was ensconced in an armchair.
2. to cover or shelter; hide securely.
[1580–90; en-1 + sconce2]

ensconce


Past participle: ensconced
Gerund: ensconcing

Imperative
ensconce
ensconce
Present
I ensconce
you ensconce
he/she/it ensconces
we ensconce
you ensconce
they ensconce
Preterite
I ensconced
you ensconced
he/she/it ensconced
we ensconced
you ensconced
they ensconced
Present Continuous
I am ensconcing
you are ensconcing
he/she/it is ensconcing
we are ensconcing
you are ensconcing
they are ensconcing
Present Perfect
I have ensconced
you have ensconced
he/she/it has ensconced
we have ensconced
you have ensconced
they have ensconced
Past Continuous
I was ensconcing
you were ensconcing
he/she/it was ensconcing
we were ensconcing
you were ensconcing
they were ensconcing
Past Perfect
I had ensconced
you had ensconced
he/she/it had ensconced
we had ensconced
you had ensconced
they had ensconced
Future
I will ensconce
you will ensconce
he/she/it will ensconce
we will ensconce
you will ensconce
they will ensconce
Future Perfect
I will have ensconced
you will have ensconced
he/she/it will have ensconced
we will have ensconced
you will have ensconced
they will have ensconced
Future Continuous
I will be ensconcing
you will be ensconcing
he/she/it will be ensconcing
we will be ensconcing
you will be ensconcing
they will be ensconcing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been ensconcing
you have been ensconcing
he/she/it has been ensconcing
we have been ensconcing
you have been ensconcing
they have been ensconcing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been ensconcing
you will have been ensconcing
he/she/it will have been ensconcing
we will have been ensconcing
you will have been ensconcing
they will have been ensconcing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been ensconcing
you had been ensconcing
he/she/it had been ensconcing
we had been ensconcing
you had been ensconcing
they had been ensconcing
Conditional
I would ensconce
you would ensconce
he/she/it would ensconce
we would ensconce
you would ensconce
they would ensconce
Past Conditional
I would have ensconced
you would have ensconced
he/she/it would have ensconced
we would have ensconced
you would have ensconced
they would have ensconced
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.ensconce - fix firmly; "He ensconced himself in the chair"
lay, place, put, set, position, pose - put into a certain place or abstract location; "Put your things here"; "Set the tray down"; "Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children"; "Place emphasis on a certain point"

ensconce

verb settle, establish, install, lodge, nestle, entrench, curl up, snuggle up They ensconced themselves on the couch.

ensconce

verb
1. To place securely in a position or condition:
2. To put or keep out of sight:
Slang: plant, stash.
Translations

ensconce

[ɪnˈskɒns] VT to ensconce o.sinstalarse cómodamente, acomodarse
to be ensconced inestar cómodamente instalado en

ensconce

vrsich niederlassen, sich häuslich niederlassen (→ in in +dat); he was ensconced in the front roomer hatte sich in dem vorderen Zimmer (häuslich) niedergelassen

ensconce

[ɪnˈskɒns] vt to ensconce o.ssistemarsi bene
References in classic literature ?
He wishes to ensconce me snugly in the Bastile -- purely and simply, look you
Let us ensconce ourselves in the vestibule of the sanctuary; he will be here anon.
He had been driven to ensconce the nest in a corner of his already too- well-filled den.