transitive verb Date: 1580 to shelter or enclose in or as if in a bower <
like a rose embowered in its own green leaves — P. B. Shelley

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Embower — Em*bow er, v. t. To cover with a bower; to shelter with trees. [Written also {imbower}.] [Poetic] Milton. v. i. To lodge or rest in a bower. [Poetic] In their wide boughs embow ring. Spenser. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • embower — [em bou′ər] vt. to enclose or shelter in or as in a bower …   English World dictionary

  • embower — /em bow euhr/, v.t., v.i. to shelter in or as in a bower; cover or surround with foliage. Also, imbower. [1570 80; EM 1 + BOWER1] * * * …   Universalium

  • embower — verb a) To enclose something or someone as if in a bower; shelter with foliage. Her hand he seis’d, and to a shadie bank, / Thick overhead with verdant roof imbowr’d b) To lodge or rest in or as in a bower. A small Indian village, pleasantly… …   Wiktionary

  • embower — v. cover with branches, create a bower …   English contemporary dictionary

  • embower — [ɪm baʊə, ɛm ] verb literary surround or enclose …   English new terms dictionary

  • embower — em·bower …   English syllables

  • embower — em•bow•er [[t]ɛmˈbaʊ ər[/t]] v. t. to shelter in or as if in a bower; cover with foliage • Etymology: 1570–80 …   From formal English to slang

  • embower — /ɛmˈbaʊə/ (say em bowuh) verb (t) to shelter in or as in a bower; cover or surround with foliage …   Australian English dictionary

  • embower — v.tr. literary enclose as in a bower …   Useful english dictionary

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