from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To enclose in or as if in a bower.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To enclose something or someone as if in a bower; shelter with foliage.
  • v. To lodge or rest in or as in a bower.
  • v. To form a bower.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To cover with a bower; to shelter with trees.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To lodge or rest in or as in a bower.
  • To form a bower.
  • To cover with or as with a bower; shelter with or as with foliage; form a bower for.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. enclose in a bower


This definition is lacking an etymology or has an incomplete etymology. You can help Wiktionary by giving it a proper etymology. Ultimately from Old English būr, from Proto-Germanic *būraz. Cognate with German Bauer (“birdcage”), Old Norse búr (Danish bur, Swedish bur (“cage”)). (Wiktionary)



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