- (transitive) (poetic) to enclose something or someone as if in a bower; shelter with foliage.
- (RQ:Milton Lost 1674, 9) - Her hand he seis'd, and to a shadie bank, / Thick overhead with verdant roof imbowr'd
1809: w:Washington Irving, Washington Irving, A History of New York ..., by Dietrich Knickerbocker - A small Indian village, pleasantly embowered in a grove of spreading elms.
1852: w:Alfred Tennyson, Alfred Tennyson, s:The Lady of Shalott, The Lady of Shalott - And the silent isle imbowers / The Lady of Shalott
1884: w:Donald Grant Mitchell, Donald Grant Mitchell, Bound Together - The embowered lanes, and the primroses and the hawthorn
- (intransitive) To lodge or rest in or as in a bower.
1591: w:Edmund Spenser, Edmund Spenser, Virgil's Gnat, line 225 - But the small birds in their wide boughs embowring / Chaunted their sundrie tunes with sweete consent;
- (intransitive) To form a bower. - w:John Milton, John Milton
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