What does bower mean?

Definitions for bower
ˈbaʊ ərbow·er

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. arbor, arbour, bower, pergolaverb

    a framework that supports climbing plants

    "the arbor provided a shady resting place in the park"

  2. embower, bowerverb

    enclose in a bower

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Bowernoun

    Etymology: from bough or branch, or from the verb to bow or bend.

    But, O sad virgin, that thy power
    Might raise Musæus from his bower. John Milton.

    To Gods appealing, when I reach their bow’rs
    With loud complaints, they answer me in show’rs. Edmund Waller.

    Refresh’d, they wait them to the bow’r of state,
    Where, circl’d with his peers, Atrides sat. Alexander Pope.

    His rawbone arms, whose mighty brawned bowers
    Were wont to rive steel plates, and helmets hew,
    Were clean consum’d, and all his vital powers
    Decay’d. Edmund Spenser, Fairy Queen, b. i. cant. viii. stanz. 41.

  2. Bowernoun

    Anchors so called. See Bow.

    Etymology: from bough or branch, or from the verb to bow or bend.

  3. To Bowerverb

    To embower; to inclose.

    Etymology: from the noun.

    Thou didst bower the spirit,
    In mortal paradise of such sweet flesh. William Shakespeare.


  1. bower

    A bower is a pleasant and shady place in a garden or wood where branches of trees are bent and intertwined to form a shelter, often used for rest or relaxation. It can also refer to a country cottage or retreat. The term is also used in animal kingdom to refer to a structure built by male bowerbirds to attract a mate.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bower

    one who bows or bends

  2. Bower

    an anchor carried at the bow of a ship

  3. Bower

    a muscle that bends a limb, esp. the arm

  4. Bowernoun

    one of the two highest cards in the pack commonly used in the game of euchre

  5. Bowernoun

    anciently, a chamber; a lodging room; esp., a lady's private apartment

  6. Bowernoun

    a rustic cottage or abode; poetically, an attractive abode or retreat

  7. Bowernoun

    a shelter or covered place in a garden, made with boughs of trees or vines, etc., twined together; an arbor; a shady recess

  8. Bowerverb

    to embower; to inclose

  9. Bowerverb

    to lodge

  10. Bowernoun

    a young hawk, when it begins to leave the nest

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Bower

    bow′ėr, n. a shady enclosure or recess in a garden, an arbour: an inner apartment, esp. the private room of a lady, a boudoir.—n. Bow′er-bird, an Australian bird of the Starling family, remarkable for its habit of making bower-like erections ornamented with gay feathers, shells, &c.—adj. Bow′ery, containing bowers: shady. [A.S. búr, a chamber; Scot, byre—root A.S. búan, to dwell.]

  2. Bower

    bow′ėr, n. the name in euchre for the two highest cards, the knave of trumps, and the other knave of the same colour, the right and left bower respectively. [Ger. bauer, peasant.]

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz

  1. BOWER

    A shady retreat, in general. BOWERY A shady retreat in New York.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. BOWER

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Bower is ranked #1682 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Bower surname appeared 21,445 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 7 would have the surname Bower.

    93.8% or 20,126 total occurrences were White.
    2.3% or 502 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.4% or 317 total occurrences were Black.
    1.3% or 279 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.6% or 133 total occurrences were Asian.
    0.4% or 88 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of bower in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of bower in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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