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
Yea, thou queen of Golgi, of Idaly leaf-embower'd,
Vines were planted that in the course of time would cover and embower it; there was a tiny fireplace for chilly days.
When it has paid its tribute to the royal pile, and visited its gardens and parterres, it flows down the long avenue leading to the city, tinkling in rills, gushing in fountains, and maintaining a perpetual verdure in those groves that embower and beautify the whole hill of the Alhambra.
The valleys are green, the brooks are frequent, the rivers are tortuous, the mountains are high, and luxuriant walnut-trees embower the roads.
But still come the budding spring and the blooming summer to embower those quiet streets and to fill the morning hour with birds 'sweet singing.
Now the few ancestral mansions embower themselves in an aristocratic seclusion of trees and vines that shut them in with their birds and flowers and sunshine, and the Van Ness
How lovingly and admiringly do we follow him on his way from London, taking his last view of those many sweet scenes which were thenceforward to embower in his memory all the joys of more than forty years!
When it has paid its tribute to the royal pile, and visited its gardens and pastures, it flows down the long avenue leading to the city, trinkling in rills, gushing in fountains, and maintaining a perpetual verdure in those groves that embower and beautify the whole hill of the Alhambra.
Bright flowers ornament the gardens, and gay creepers embower doors and windows.
-- Across the heath, encircled with fences of uncouth stones, stands a stern record of feudal yore; at the next turn peeps the rectory, encircled with old firs, trained fruit trees, and affectionate ivy; beneath yon darkened thickets rolls the lazy Ure, expanding into laky broadness; and, beyond yon western woods, which embower the peaceful hamlet, are seen the