BOW'ER,noun [from bow.] An anchor carried at the bow of a ship. There are generally two bowers, called first and second, great and little, or best and small.
1. A shelter or covered place in a garden, made with boughs of trees bent and twined together. It differs from arbor in that it may be round or square, whereas an arbor is long and arched.
2. A bed-chamber; any room in a house except the hall.
3. A country seat; a cottage.
4. A shady recess; a plantation for shade.
BOW'ER, verb transitive To embower to inclose.
BOW'ER, verb intransitive To lodge.