• WordNet 3.6
    • adj bowery like a bower; leafy and shady "a bowery lane"
    • n Bowery a street in Manhattan noted for cheap hotels frequented by homeless derelicts
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Bowery A farm or plantation with its buildings. "The emigrants [in New York] were scattered on boweries or plantations; and seeing the evils of this mode of living widely apart, they were advised, in 1643 and 1646, by the Dutch authorities, to gather into “villages, towns, and hamlets, as the English were in the habit of doing.”"
    • a Bowery Characteristic of the street called the Bowery, in New York city; swaggering; flashy.
    • a Bowery Shading, like a bower; full of bowers. "A bowery maze that shades the purple streams."
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Bowery containing bowers: shady
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
D. bouwerij,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. búr, a chamber; Scot, byre—root A.S. búan, to dwell.


In literature:

Stuyvesant spent the remainder of his life in New York on a farm called the Bowery, where he died in 1672.
"The Best of the World's Classics, Restricted to Prose, Vol. IX (of X) - America - I" by Various
I shudder to think what we two boys must have looked like as we set off, side by side, prospecting for Union Square and the Bowery.
"A Son of the Middle Border" by Hamlin Garland
As they drew near the house, they saw a lady sitting in the bowery porch with their mother.
"The Fairy Nightcaps" by Frances Elizabeth Barrow
And the gardener let us have a lot of azaleas and things in pots, so that it was all very bowery and flowery.
"Oswald Bastable and Others" by Edith Nesbit
The other, a little bowery spot, with its river, bridge, and mill, might have been a hundred miles from the sea-side.
"Recollections of a Tour Made in Scotland A.D. 1803" by Dorothy Wordsworth
There are tough dens in them cross streets running out of the Bowery.
"The Boy Broker" by Frank A. Munsey
He opened at the Bowery Theatre in November, 1826, as Othello, and made a brilliant impression.
"Great Men and Famous Women, Vol. 8 (of 8)" by Various
The opera performances were given at the Bowery Theatre.
"Annals of Music in America" by Henry Charles Lahee
Scenes in the Life of a Bowery Newsboy.
"Adrift on the Pacific" by Edward S. Ellis
I did sleight-of-hand stuff in a Bowery show.
"Philo Gubb Correspondence-School Detective" by Ellis Parker Butler
These garden-walls, so delicious in their bowery retirements within, were not interesting outside to the pedestrian.
"The Doctor's Family" by Mrs. (Margaret) Oliphant
The Bowery is dingy and bright; it has hawkers' barrows and chaotic shop windows.
"Westward with the Prince of Wales" by W. Douglas Newton
Got in a fight on the Bowery six months ago and spent five months in jail.
"The Social Work of the Salvation Army" by Edwin Gifford Lamb
Rivington Street, up stairs, near the Bowery.
"Notes and Queries, Number 215, December 10, 1853" by Various
A conservative investor once told me there was no better or safer property than a cheap lodging-house on the Bowery.
"The Case and Exceptions" by Frederick Trevor Hill
Female inquires if this is a Bowery stage.
"The History and Records of the Elephant Club" by Knight Russ Ockside and Q. K. Philander Doesticks
The Bowery was ablaze with lights and there was quite a crowd in the street.
"The Newsboy Partners" by Frank V. Webster
Ikey says on the Bowery even he ain't never seen how there is lights in Gardens.
"Little Aliens" by Myra Kelly
Bowery Theatre, fire in, 16.
"Reminiscences, 1819-1899" by Julia Ward Howe
When she crossed the Bowery at last she was nearing the end.
"The Children of the Poor" by Jacob A. Riis

In poetry:

Antonio, Antonio,
Rode off on his polo-ponio.
He found the fair maid
In a bowery shade,
A-sitting and knitting alonio.
"Antonio" by Laura Elizabeth Richards
Now from the creeper's bowery height,
Now o'er the garden wall;
From far-off places, or where first
The wonder did befall.
"The Yellow Butterfly" by Manmohan Ghose
"Heights upon heights of bowery, fresh,
Soft-hanging shelter shall,
Fretted with sky-peeps, lure thee up;
And strong boughs, lest thou fall,"
"Immortal Eve - I" by Manmohan Ghose
Take of these elements any you care about,
Put 'em in Texas, the Bowery, or thereabout;
Put in the powder and leave out the grammar,
And the certain result is a swell melodrammer.
"Melodrama" by Franklin Pierce Adams
In vain to groves and pathless vales we fly;
Ambition there the bowery haunt invades;
Fame's awful rays fatigue the courtier's eye,
But gleam still lovely through the chequer'd shades.
"Elegy XVI. He Suggests the Advantage of Birth To a Person of Merit" by William Shenstone
When we noonday slumber take,
In grassy glade or bowery brake,
Where humming birds come glancing by,
And stingless snakes untwisted lie,
And quietly sounds the beetle's drone,
Whom should we love to think upon?
"Devotional Song For A Negro Child" by Joanna Baillie

In news:

Yeasayer plays a cut from their latest album, ' Fragrant World,' during their August 15 webcast on The Bowery Presents Live from Music Hall of Williamsburg.
235 Bowery New York, NY 10002.
The partly opened Bowery Hotel may be inspiring an Old Brooklyn–style black-star design trend in the area.
Twin Sister, Widowspeak @ Bowery: December 17, 2011.
Twin Sister and Widowspeak played Bowery Ballroom the weekend before Christmas.
Alberta Cross @ Bowery Ballroom: September 13, 2012.
New York's Alberta Cross played the Bowery Ballroom Thursday night with support from fellow East Coast based roots-rockers the Ludlow Thieves.
Bowery See Map Subway Directions.
So later this spring, Madigan plans to open his own Bowery Bagels in a former optometrist office on Northwest Broadway, where he will sell New York-style bagels inspired partly by those at Glendale Bakery.
A Place To Bury Strangers @ Bowery Ballroom .
The Bowery House hotel in N.Y. Offers history in a very small space.
Fast and casual gourmet hot dogs at Bowery.
Mexican vanilla milk shake at Bowery.
Pair a Champagne cocktail with a gourmet hot dog made from 100 percent Angus beef – or even a house-made turkey sausage or pork sausage dog, all with house-made sauces at Bowery.
Caveman @ Bowery Ballroom: January 20, 2012.

In science:

For instance, the strongest correlations in the Manhattan island (κ ≥ 0.16) are observed between the Bowery st. (Chinatown) and the 6-th Avenue (Greenwich Village), and between the Lafayette st. and Mott st. (Chinatown).
Random Walks Along the Streets and Canals in Compact Cities: Spectral analysis, Dynamical Modularity, Information, and Statistical Mechanics
Example 1 (I): Just publish an Introduction paper brick to draw people’s attention to an interesting area, e.g. in the field of bowery an interesting new area might be “Steel Bows”.
PaperBricks: An Alternative to Complete-Story Peer Reviewing
Sc. in Bowery should be enough to understand it.
PaperBricks: An Alternative to Complete-Story Peer Reviewing