- Claude Ger·nade [zher-nahd] /ʒərˈnɑd/, 1878–1958, U.S. diplomat and historian.
- a leafy shelter or recess; arbor.
- a rustic dwelling; cottage.
- a lady's boudoir in a medieval castle.
- to enclose in or as in a bower; embower.
Origin of bower1
- an anchor carried at a ship's bow.
Origin of bower2
- a person or thing that bows or bends.
Origin of bower3
- a musician, as a violinist, who performs with a bow on a stringed instrument.
Origin of bower4
Examples from the Web for bowers
There was an unexpected sequel to my time serving Colonel Bowers.I Saw Nuclear Armageddon Sitting on My Desk
November 10, 2014
As Vidal grew frailer, Bowers bought men round “to just sit with him.”
The few times Bowers had sex with Vidal was “pleasant, not mad love.”
Like Justice Powell in Bowers, Justice Kennedy then changed his vote.
Decided in 1986, Bowers held that gay people had no right to intimate relationships with people of the same sex.
Or, rather, I was with the Past,—in the bowers of my springtide of life and hope!Alice, or The Mysteries, Complete
That Bowers is the biggest blackguard on the roads between London and Windsor.
The greatly reprobated Bowers was not himself a gypsy, but he had a gypsy wife.
But 'tis a puling fool, more fitting for the bowers of ladies.'King Arthur's Knights
Nor will we pluck the pretty flowers, That grow about the beds and bowers.Aunt Kitty's Stories
- a shady leafy shelter or recess, as in a wood or garden; arbour
- literary a lady's bedroom or apartments, esp in a medieval castle; boudoir
- literary a country cottage, esp one regarded as charming or picturesque
- nautical a vessel's bow anchor
- a jack in euchre and similar card games
Word Origin and History for bowers
Old English bur "room, hut, dwelling, chamber," from Proto-Germanic *buraz (cf. Old Norse bur "chamber," Swedish bur "cage," Old High German bur "dwelling, chamber," German Bauer "birdcage"), from *bu- "to dwell," from PIE root *bheue- "to be, exist, dwell" (see be). Modern spelling developed after mid-14c. Sense of "leafy arbor" (place closed in by trees) is first attested 1520s. Hence, too, Australia's bower-bird (1847).