from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To settle (oneself) securely or comfortably: She ensconced herself in an armchair.
- transitive v. To place or conceal in a secure place.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To place in a secure environment.
- v. To settle comfortably.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To cover or shelter, as with a sconce or fort; to place or hide securely; to conceal.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To cover or shelter as with a sconce or fort; protect; hide securely; give shelter or security to.
- Hence To fix firmly or snugly; settle; lodge: as, he ensconced himself in his comfortable arm-chair.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. fix firmly
en-1 + sconce1.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From en- + sconce, “to enter a sconce ("fortification")”. (Wiktionary)