Bower vs Bowery - What's the difference?

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Bower is a related term of bowery.


As nouns the difference between bower and bowery

is that bower is a bedroom or private apartments, especially for a woman in a medieval castle or bower can be a peasant; a farmer or bower can be either of the two highest trumps in euchre or bower can be (nautical) a type of ship's anchor, carried at the bow or bower can be (obsolete|falconry) a young hawk, when it begins to leave the nest while bowery is (archaic) in the early settlements of new york state, usa, a farm or estate.

As a verb bower

is to embower; to enclose.

As an adjective bowery is

sheltered by trees; leafy; shady.

bower

English

Etymology 1

From (etyl) ).

Noun

(en noun)
  • A bedroom or private apartments, especially for a woman in a medieval castle.
  • * Gascoigne
  • Give me my lute in bed now as I lie, / And lock the doors of mine unlucky bower .
  • (literary) A dwelling; a picturesque country cottage, especially one that is used as a retreat.
  • (Shenstone)
  • A shady, leafy shelter or recess in a garden or woods.
  • * 1599 ,
  • say that thou overheard'st us,
    And bid her steal into the pleached bower ,
    Where honey-suckles, ripen'd by the sun,
    Forbid the sun to enter;
  • * {{quote-book, year=1907, author=
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  • (ornithology) A large structure made of grass and bright objects, used by the bower bird during courtship displays.
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    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To embower; to enclose.
  • (Shakespeare)
  • (obsolete) To lodge.
  • (Spenser)

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) boueer, from (etyl) .

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A peasant; a farmer.
  • Etymology 3

    From (etyl) Bauer.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • Either of the two highest trumps in euchre.
  • Derived terms
    * best bower * left bower * right bower

    Etymology 4

    From the bow of a ship

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (nautical) A type of ship's anchor, carried at the bow.
  • One who bows or bends.
  • A muscle that bends a limb, especially the arm.
  • * Spenser
  • His rawbone arms, whose mighty brawned bowers / Were wont to rive steel plates and helmets hew.

    Etymology 5

    From bough, compare brancher.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (obsolete, falconry) A young hawk, when it begins to leave the nest.
  • (Webster 1913)

    bowery

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Sheltered by trees; leafy; shady.
  • * 1906 , , "Fate and the Apothecary," in The House of Cobwebs and Other Stories ,
  • Such a man had no chance whatever in this flowery and bowery little suburb.

    Noun

    (boweries)
  • (archaic) In the early settlements of New York State, USA, a farm or estate.
  • * 1809 , , Knickerbocker's History of New York , ch. 65,
  • His estate, or bowery , as it was called, has ever continued in the possession of his descendants.
  • * Bancroft
  • The emigrants [in New York] were scattered on boweries or plantations

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