- 1A pleasant shady place under trees or climbing plants in a garden or wood.More example sentences
- Entering the shady bower of the trees, Jerica sped down the path, pushing all thoughts of dreams and golden eyes away as she exercised.
- The evocation of a mythic landscape recalls elements of a child's tree house and the bower in Milton's Paradise Lost.
- The party dashed beneath the bowers of the first trees and all of them collapsed onto the ground, breathing heavily.
- 1.1 • literary A summer house or country cottage.More example sentences
- That illusion was quickly dispelled, and Bella had retreated into her own bower, leaving Elanor to grow up along separate lines.
- Their laughter and verve has made the stale hall a vibrant bower and even the air conditioning plant is cooler.
- Hark, what noise is that sounding in our bower of delight?
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- Shade or enclose (a place or person): (as adjective bowered) the bowered pathways into the tangle of vinesMore example sentences
- The scenery was a pleasant diversion from Sister Blanda's conversation: a succession of tidy olive-groves and villas bowered in cypress.
- Meanwhile, his body lay in an open coffin bowered in flowers in the Paris house.
- One of the beauties of Sintra, though, is that you can escape the crowds, literally within a minute, by veering off on one of the bowered paths leading up the Serra.
Old English būr 'dwelling, inner room', of Germanic origin; related to German Bauer 'birdcage'.
(also bower anchor)
- Each of two anchors carried at a ship’s bow, formerly distinguished as the best bower (starboard) or small bower (port).More example sentences
- The small bower anchor was also used for anchoring the Victory in deep waters.
- Then came the best bower and the small bower (so called from being carried on the bows).
- The remaining four were bower anchors mounted on bulwarks in the bow for use.