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  7  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bower  \Bo"wer\,  n.  [From  {Bow},  v.  &  n.] 
  1.  One  who  bows  or  bends. 
 
  2.  (Naut.)  An  anchor  carried  at  the  bow  of  a  ship. 
 
  3.  A  muscle  that  bends  a  limb,  esp.  the  arm.  [Obs.] 
 
  His  rawbone  arms,  whose  mighty  brawned  bowers  Were 
  wont  to  rive  steel  plates  and  helmets  hew. 
  --Spenser. 
 
  {Best  bower},  {Small  bower}.  See  {the  Note  under  Anchor}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bower  \Bow"er\  (bou"[~e]r),  n.  [G.  bauer  a  peasant.  So  called 
  from  the  figure  sometimes  used  for  the  knave  in  cards.  See 
  {Boor}.] 
  One  of  the  two  highest  cards  in  the  pack  commonly  used  in  the 
  game  of  euchre. 
 
  {Right  bower},  the  knave  of  the  trump  suit,  the  highest  card 
  (except  the  ``Joker'')  in  the  game. 
 
  {Left  bower},  the  knave  of  the  other  suit  of  the  same  color 
  as  the  trump,  being  the  next  to  the  right  bower  in  value. 
 
 
  {Best  bower}  or  {Joker},  in  some  forms  of  euchre  and  some 
  other  games,  an  extra  card  sometimes  added  to  the  pack, 
  which  takes  precedence  of  all  others  as  the  highest  card. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bower  \Bow"er\,  n.  [OE.  bour,  bur,  room  dwelling,  AS  b[=u]r, 
  fr  the  root  of  AS  b[=u]an  to  dwell;  akin  to  Icel.  b[=u]r 
  chamber,  storehouse,  Sw  b[=u]r  cage,  Dan.  buur,  OHG.  p[=u]r 
  room  G.  bauer  cage,  bauer  a  peasant.  [root]97]  Cf.{Boor}, 
  {Byre}.] 
  1.  Anciently,  a  chamber;  a  lodging  room  esp.,  a  lady's 
  private  apartment. 
 
  Give  me  my  lute  in  bed  now  as  I  lie,  And  lock  the 
  doors  of  mine  unlucky  bower.  --Gascoigne. 
 
  2.  A  rustic  cottage  or  abode;  poetically,  an  attractive  abode 
  or  retreat.  --Shenstone.  B.  Johnson. 
 
  3.  A  shelter  or  covered  place  in  a  garden,  made  with  boughs 
  of  trees  or  vines,  etc.,  twined  together;  an  arbor;  a 
  shady  recess. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bower  \Bow"er\,  v.  t. 
  To  embower;  to  inclose.  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bower  \Bow"er\,  v.  i. 
  To  lodge.  [Obs.]  --Spenser. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bower  \Bow"er\,  n.  [From  {Bough},  cf  {Brancher}.]  (Falconry) 
  A  young  hawk,  when  it  begins  to  leave  the  nest.  [Obs.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  bower 
  n  :  supports  climbing  plants  [syn:  {arbor},  {arbour},  {pergola}] 
  v  :  enclose  in  a  bower  [syn:  {embower}] 




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