embower v : enclose in a bower [syn: bower]
- 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
- 1809: Washington Irving, A History of New York ..., by Dietrich Knickerbocker - A small Indian village, pleasantly embowered in a grove of spreading elms.
- 1852: Alfred Tennyson, The Lady of Shalott - And the silent isle imbowers / The Lady of Shalott
- 1884: Donald Grant Mitchell, Bound Together - The embowered lanes, and the primroses and the hawthorn
- To lodge or rest in or as in a bower.
- 1591: Edmund Spenser, Virgil's Gnat, line 225 - But the small birds in their wide boughs embowring / Chaunted their sundrie tunes with sweete consent;
- To form a bower. - John Milton