bower

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(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. arbor, grotto. See receptacle.
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(Roget's IV) n.
Syn. arbor, nook, grove, thicket, grotto, summerhouse, pergola, gazebo, shady retreat, shady lair, leafy den, recess, shelter, alcove; see also forest , garden , refuge 1 , retreat 2 .

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  • Bower — may refer to:* a folly built by the Bowerbird to attract mates * a dwelling or lean to shelter * an anchor carried at the bow of a ship * Bower Manuscript, a Sanskrit manuscript * Bower Barff process, a metallurgy method of coating iron or steel… …   Wikipedia

  • Bower — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Archibald Bower (1686–1766), schottischer Jesuit David Bower (* 1969), walisischer Tänzer, Choreograf und Schauspieler Frederick Orpen Bower (1855–1948), britischer Botaniker Graham John Bower (1848–1933) …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Bower — Bow er (bou [ e]r), n. [G. bauer a peasant. So called from the figure sometimes used for the knave in cards. See {Boor}.] One of the two highest cards in the pack commonly used in the game of euchre. [1913 Webster] {Right bower}, the knave of the …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bower — bower1 [bou′ər] n. [ME bour < OE bur, room, hut, dwelling, akin to Ger bauer, bird cage: for IE base see BONDAGE] 1. a place enclosed by overhanging boughs of trees or by vines on a trellis; arbor 2. Old Poet. a rustic cottage or retreat 3.… …   English World dictionary

  • Bower — Bo wer, n. [From {Bow}, v. & n.] [1913 Webster] 1. One who bows or bends. [1913 Webster] 2. (Naut.) An anchor carried at the bow of a ship. [1913 Webster] 3. A muscle that bends a limb, esp. the arm. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] His rawbone arms, whose… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bower — Bow er, n. [OE. bour, bur, room, dwelling, AS. b[=u]r, fr. the root of AS. b[=u]an to dwell; akin to Icel. b[=u]r chamber, storehouse, Sw. b[=u]r cage, Dan. buur, OHG. p[=u]r room, G. bauer cage, bauer a peasant. [root]97] Cf.{Boor}, {Byre}.]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bower —    BOWER, a parish, in the county of Caithness, 7 miles (W.) from Keiss; containing 1689 inhabitants. This place is said to derive its name from a Danish word signifying a valley, and the application of the term to this locality seems to be by no …   A Topographical dictionary of Scotland

  • bower — O.E. bur room, hut, dwelling, chamber, from P.Gmc. *buraz (Cf. O.N. bur chamber, Swed. bur cage, O.H.G. bur dwelling, chamber, Ger. Bauer birdcage ), from *bu to dwell, from PIE root *bheue to be, exist …   Etymology dictionary

  • Bower — Bow er, v. t. To embower; to inclose. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bower — Bow er, v. i. To lodge. [Obs.] Spenser. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bower — Bow er, n. [From {Bough}, cf. {Brancher}.] (Falconry) A young hawk, when it begins to leave the nest. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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