Ensconced
Ensconce En*sconce", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Ensconced}; imp. & p. p. {Ensconcing}.] To cover or shelter, as with a sconce or fort; to place or hide securely; to conceal. [1913 Webster]

She shall not see me: I will ensconce me behind the arras. --Shak. [1913 Webster]


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  • ensconced — [[t]ɪnskɒ̱nst[/t]] ADJ: v link ADJ prep/adv If you are ensconced somewhere, you are settled there firmly or comfortably and have no intention of moving or leaving. Brian was ensconced behind the bar... She looked at Miss Melville, snugly… …   English dictionary

  • ensconced — adjective a) Placed in a secure environment. Though ensconced in the seat of the Supreme One, Lahiri Mahasaya showed reverence to all men, irrespective of their differing merits. b) Settled comfortably …   Wiktionary

  • ensconced — en|sconced [ ın skanst ] adjective LITERARY in a place or situation that you feel satisfied with, especially a place or situation that you do not intend to leave or change …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • ensconced — en·sconce || ɪn skÉ’ns v. insconce, establish oneself in safe or secure place; settle in in a relaxed manner; hide or place in a secure place …   English contemporary dictionary

  • be ensconced in — establish in a comfortable, safe, or secret place. → ensconce …   English new terms dictionary

  • ensconce — transitive verb (ensconced; ensconcing) Etymology: en + 2sconce Date: 1594 1. shelter, conceal < ensconced themselves within the protection of three great elms Mark Twain > 2. establish, settle < ensconced in a new job …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • ensconce — /en skons /, v.t., ensconced, ensconcing. 1. to settle securely or snugly: I found her in the library, ensconced in an armchair. 2. to cover or shelter; hide securely: He ensconced himself in the closet in order to eavesdrop. [1580 90; EN 1 +… …   Universalium

  • ensconce — UK [ɪnˈskɒns] / US [ɪnˈskɑns] verb [transitive] Word forms ensconce : present tense I/you/we/they ensconce he/she/it ensconces present participle ensconcing past tense ensconced past participle ensconced literary if you ensconce yourself or if… …   English dictionary

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