embow

embow
\\ə̇mˈbō, em-\ transitive verb
Etymology: Middle English embowen, from en- (I) + bowe bow — more at bow (arch)
archaic : to form into an arch or vault

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  • Embow — Em*bow , v. t. To bend like a bow; to curve. Embowed arches. [Obs. or R.] Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster] With gilded horns embowed like the moon. Spenser. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • embow — [em bō′] vt. 〚ME embouen: see EN 1 & BOW2〛 to bend into the form of an arch or bow: now only in pp. [a dolphin embowed on the shield] * * * …   Universalium

  • embow — [em bō′] vt. [ME embouen: see EN 1 & BOW2] to bend into the form of an arch or bow: now only in pp. [a dolphin embowed on the shield] …   English World dictionary

  • embow — em·bow …   English syllables

  • embow —   v.t. arch, vault.    ♦ embowed, a …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • embowelment — embowˈelment noun • • • Main Entry: ↑embowel …   Useful english dictionary

  • embowerment — embowˈerment noun • • • Main Entry: ↑embower …   Useful english dictionary

  • Imbow — Im*bow , v. t. [Pref. im in + bow. Cf. {Embow}.] To make like a bow; to curve; to arch; to vault; to embow. Imbowed windows. Bacon. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Embower — Em*bow er, v. t. To cover with a bower; to shelter with trees. [Written also {imbower}.] [Poetic] Milton. v. i. To lodge or rest in a bower. [Poetic] In their wide boughs embow ring. Spenser. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • imbower — Embower Em*bow er, v. t. To cover with a bower; to shelter with trees. [Written also {imbower}.] [Poetic] Milton. v. i. To lodge or rest in a bower. [Poetic] In their wide boughs embow ring. Spenser. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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