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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.

BOW'ER, noun

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.