bower

Definitions

  • The maze, Rosamond's Bower
    The maze, Rosamond's Bower
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v bower enclose in a bower
    • n bower a framework that supports climbing plants "the arbor provided a shady resting place in the park"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Bower A muscle that bends a limb, esp. the arm. "His rawbone arms, whose mighty brawned bowers Were wont to rive steel plates and helmets hew."
    • Bower A rustic cottage or abode; poetically, an attractive abode or retreat.
    • Bower A shelter or covered place in a garden, made with boughs of trees or vines, etc., twined together; an arbor; a shady recess.
    • n Bower (Falconry) A young hawk, when it begins to leave the nest.
    • Bower (Naut) An anchor carried at the bow of a ship.
    • Bower Anciently, a chamber; a lodging room; esp., a lady's private apartment. "Give me my lute in bed now as I lie,
      And lock the doors of mine unlucky bower ."
    • n Bower bou"ẽr One of the two highest cards in the pack commonly used in the game of euchre.
    • Bower One who bows or bends.
    • v. t Bower To embower; to inclose.
    • v. i Bower To lodge.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n bower A dwelling or habitation; particularly, a cottage; an unpretentious residence; a rustic abode.
    • n bower An inner room; any room in a house except the hall or public room; hence, a bedchamber.
    • n bower Especially, a lady's private chamber; a boudoir.
    • n bower A shelter made with boughs or twining plants; an arbor; a shady recess.
    • bower To inclose in a bower, or as in a bower; embower; inclose.
    • bower To take shelter; lodge.
    • n bower One who or that which bows or bends; specifically, a muscle that bends the joints.
    • n bower An anchor carried at the bow of a ship. The two bower-anchors were formerly of unequal size, and were called the best and small bower respectively; but when (as generally now) of equal size, they are known as the starboard and port bowers.
    • n bower In falconry, a young hawk when it begins to leave the nest and to clamber on the boughs. Also called bowess, bowet.
    • n bower A peasant; a farmer.
    • n bower In euchre, one of the two highest cards, or, if the joker is used, the second or third highest. The bowers are the knave of trumps, the higher of the two, called the right bower, and the knave of the suit having the same color as the trump, called the left bower.
    • n bower A bow-maker; a bowyer.
    • n bower One who plays with a bow on a violin or other stringed instrument.
    • n bower A person who rents or leases the dairy stock on a farm, together with pasture and fodder for them, and makes what he can from their produce, the cultivation of the farm still remaining with the farmer or proprietor.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Bower an anchor at the bow or forepart of a ship—usually two, the best-bower and the small-bower
    • n Bower bow′ėr a shady enclosure or recess in a garden, an arbour: an inner apartment, esp. the private room of a lady, a boudoir
    • n Bower bow′ėr 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.
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Quotations

  • Lord Byron
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    “No more we meet in yonder bowers Absence has made me prone to roving; But older, firmer hearts than ours, Have found monotony in loving.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. bour, bur, room, dwelling, AS. būr, fr. the root of AS. būan, to dwell; akin to Icel. būr, chamber, storehouse, Sw. būr, cage, Dan. buur, OHG. pūr, room, G. bauer, cage, bauer, a peasant. √97] Cf.Boor Byre
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Ger. bauer, peasant.

Usage

In literature:

Or Beauty, blighted in an hour, Find joy within her broken bower?
"The Works Of Lord Byron, Vol. 3 (of 7)" by Lord Byron
Once little Agnes was all alone in a bower, where she was waiting for Irene to come to her.
"A Modern Tomboy" by L. T. Meade
The Fairy Queen is waiting for you in her snow-white palace and her fragrant bowers.
"The Golden Spears" by Edmund Leamy
May Margaret did not love to sew, yet here in the doorway of her bower she sat, her silk seam in her hand.
"Stories from the Ballads" by Mary MacGregor
When your odours and hues in the fields and bowers Fell on my soul as on grass the showers.
"The Modern Scottish Minstrel, Volume VI" by Various
He resolved to build, if possible, a little cottage, or, as he called it, a bower, in the yard in front of his shelter.
"An American Robinson Crusoe" by Samuel. B. Allison
Or feasting, or sleeping, in hall, or in bower, To the Rhine-bank, oh!
"The Mirror of Taste, and Dramatic Censor" by Stephen Cullen Carpenter
When your odours and hues in the fields and bowers Fell on my soul as on grass the showers.
"The Modern Scottish Minstrel, Volumes I-VI." by Various
They saw you pallin' with Bowers.
"The Gypsies" by Charles G. Leland
It was almost, if not quite, the last time that an English sovereign ever inhabited the old Saxon palace of Havering-atte-Bower.
"Clare Avery" by Emily Sarah Holt
But in the bower-maidens' chamber, where all the girls slept together, there were no basins of any material.
"A Forgotten Hero" by Emily Sarah Holt
Her bower at Kilquyt was no more strewn with roses than her turret-chamber at Arundel.
"The Well in the Desert" by Emily Sarah Holt
On a summer day in the year 1399, Margery sat in her bower, or boudoir, perusing the book.
"Mistress Margery" by Emily Sarah Holt
And she built a bower of green; Daintier was there never seen.
"Aucassin and Nicolette translated from the Old French" by Anonymous
Mrs. Bower had declared such luxury unsettling.
"Mistress Anne" by Temple Bailey
The Princess was now eighteen years of age, while her bower-maiden had reached twenty.
"The White Rose of Langley" by Emily Sarah Holt
Enter a lady's bower?
"The Youth of Jefferson" by Anonymous
Bowers smelled strongly of sheep, once the heat warmed his clothing.
"The Fighting Shepherdess" by Caroline Lockhart
You know de duties of de bower-woman?
"The White Lady of Hazelwood" by Emily Sarah Holt
The sun through the bower peeps Into thine eyes!
"Victorian Songs" by Various
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In poetry:

The enchanted hour,
The magic bower,
Where, crowned with roses,
Love love discloses.
"Wedding Day" by Edith Nesbit
Roses in the sky,
Roses in the sea
Bowers of scarlet sky-roses
Take my heart and me.
"Winter Sunset" by Katharine Tynan
To and fro they went
Thro' my garden bower,
And muttering discontent
Cursed me and my flower.
"The Flower" by Alfred Lord Tennyson
Thou wast queenlier far
Than the queenliest flower,
More glorious than a star
In a fairy bower.
"Love Without Hope" by James Avis Bartley
Content in thy shady bower
Wait the cool breeze;
Then from thy shady bower
Flit through the trees.
"Songs Of The Season" by Alexander Bathgate
And lest the winds of heaven
Too rudely on thee blow,
Within a secret bower of mine
In safety shalt thou grow.
"A Sonnet" by Samuel Bamford

In news:

William Marsh "Bill" Bower , 93, the last surviving pilot from the famous "Doolittle's Tokyo Raiders" who bombed Japan in 1942, died Monday, January 10, 2011 at his home in south Boulder, surrounded by friends and family.
Miriam Bower was born Nov 11, 1906, which means she just celebrated her 104th birthday.
A few minutes listening to the 1,200-watt Bowers & Wilkins surround sound system, (standard on supercharged models and optional on the naturally aspirated XJ and XJL) made me forget this deficiency.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Hornets general manager Jeff Bower says he's decided to remove himself from consideration for the open general manager's job with the New Jersey Nets.
Should team retain Jeff Bower as coach.
New Orleans Hornets players on Tuesday praised Coach Jeff Bower for the production he got out of his rookies and cited injuries as one of the team's biggest problems this season.
And Janice L Bower of Gerry, N.Y. Celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a luncheon on Aug 15, 2009, at the Gerry Rodeo Banquet Hall.
The celebration was hosted by their children: Steven Bower of Gerry, N.Y. Kathy Bower Richardson of Southbury, Conn.
Bower of Clinton, Ark.
It's a long way from Bower Field T-ball to the lights of SEC baseball.
Eliot Kamenitz, The Times-Picayune Hornets General Manager Jeff Bower wouldn't discuss specific players, but he said the team needs to make changes in order to contend for an NBA title next season.
But Bower 's heart lies with independent filmmaking.
Emily Fullenkamp and Josh Bower were united in marriage July 12, 2008, at 2 pm by the Rev.
The groom is the son of Kevin and Julie Bower , Oldenburg.
Murder victim Terry Bowers, in a family snapshot.
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In science:

The difference cannot be due to the cluster sample used by Kodama & Bower (2001) and Ellingson et al. (2001) both found a significant Butcher-Oemler effect using the CNOC1 clusters.
The Evolution of [OII] Emission from Cluster Galaxies
However, among the sample used by Kodama & Bower (2001), only bright galaxies are spectroscopically confirmed requiring them to apply a foreground/background subtraction using a general field d ata for faint galaxies.
The Evolution of [OII] Emission from Cluster Galaxies
We calculate the difference in g−r colour in the observed bands corresponding to ∆(B − V ) = −0.2 in the rest frame (BO84; Kodama & Bower 2001).
The Evolution of [OII] Emission from Cluster Galaxies
Although the uncertainty is large, the slope of this relation is consistent with BO84, Kodama & Bower (2001) and Ellingson et al. (2001).
The Evolution of [OII] Emission from Cluster Galaxies
What is puzzling is to compare this result to the evolution in the colours of cluster galaxies. A long history of studies have reported an increase in the fraction of blue galaxies in cluster cores at higher redshifts (BO84; Kodama & Bower 2001; Ellingson et al. 2001; Margonnier et al. 2001).
The Evolution of [OII] Emission from Cluster Galaxies
The three-dimensional dynamics in tilted cases have been modeled in several recent papers (Abadi, Moore & Bower 1999, Vollmer et al. 2000, Vollmer et al. 2001, Schulz & Struck 2001).
Galaxy Collisions - Dawn of a New Era
Bondi radius is lost in a wind, at least this year (Bower et al. 2005).
Astrophysics in 2005
We may need AGN Feedback to expell residual gas in spheroids, switch-off star formation, and start making the passively evolving galaxies at z ∼ 2 (e.g., Granato et al. 2001; Bower et al. 2006).
Witnessing Galaxy-SMBH Co-Evolution at Redshift ~ 2
Analysis of archival VLA data (Bower et al. 2007) suggests that a wide-field radio survey will find a large number of transients, many of which will be of unknown origin.
The Science Case for PILOT I: Summary and Overview
Bowers, Gerber, Hickman, Donald and Nesbitt, 1997.
Optimal dividend and investing control of a insurance company with higher solvency constraints
Bower (1991) constructed merging histories by using the PS formalism, obtaining the same results as that obtained by means of the diffusion formalism, which are now reported.
The Cosmological Mass Function
Similarly, Bower (1991) interpreted the increased number of blue galaxies in high-redshift galaxy clusters (the so-called Butcher-Oemler effect) as the effect of cluster formation, modeled by means of the PS merging histories (§2.3.3).
The Cosmological Mass Function
M⊙ ; the M and O equations of state of Arnett and Bowers give similar results.
The Confrontation between General Relativity and Experiment: A 1998 Update
Firstly, there is a correlation between color (i.e., metallicity) and luminosity in elliptical galaxies (Bower, Lucey, & Ellis 1992; Ellis et al. 1996).
The Oldest Stellar Populations at z ~ 1.5
This picture has recently been updated by Churazov et al. (2001), Br¨uggen & Kaiser (2001), Quillis, Bower & Balogh (2001) and Saxton, Sutherland & Bicknell (2002) who have investigated the evolution of buoyant bubbles.
On the interaction of FR-II radio sources with the intracluster medium
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