Definition of Cower

1. Verb. Crouch or curl up. "They huddled outside in the rain"

Exact synonyms: Huddle
Generic synonyms: Bend, Bow, Crouch, Stoop
Derivative terms: Huddler



2. Verb. Show submission or fear.
Exact synonyms: Crawl, Creep, Cringe, Fawn, Grovel
Generic synonyms: Bend, Flex
Derivative terms: Coward, Crawler, Fawner, Groveler, Groveller

Definition of Cower

1. v. i. To stoop by bending the knees; to crouch; to squat; hence, to quail; to sink through fear.

2. v. t. To cherish with care.

Definition of Cower

1. Verb. To crouch or cringe in fear. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Cower

1. to cringe [v -ED, -ING, -S] - See also: cringe

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cower

cowboying
cowboyish
cowboylike
cowboys
cowboys and Indians
cowcatcher
cowcatchers
cowcumber
cowcumbers
cowden syndrome
cowdriosis
cowed
cowedly
cowen
cower (current term)
cowered
cowering
coweringly
cowers
cowfish
cowfishes
cowflap
cowflaps
cowflesh
cowflop
cowflops
cowgirl
cowgirled

Literary usage of Cower

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1. The Dictionary of National Biography by Sidney Lee (1908)
"... and his behaviour on the occasion places his character in a favourable light ; for, instead of op- \ all the assistance in his cower. ..."

2. The Chief American Poets: Selected Poems by Bryant, Poe, Emerson, Longfellow by Curtis Hidden Page (1905)
"'T is no Man we celebrate, By his country's victories great, Till the basest can no longer cower, Feeling his soul spring up divinely tall, Touched but in ..."

3. A Literary Middle English Reader by Albert Stanburrough Cook (1915)
"... AMANTIS John cower—'moral Gower,' as Chaucer called him—was born about 1330, and died between August 15 and October 24,1408. He was of a Kentish family, ..."

4. The Exchequer Reports: Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Courts by Great Britain Court of Exchequer, William Newland Welsby, Great Britain Court of Exchequer Chamber, Edwin Tyrrell Hurlstone, John Gordon (1856)
"cower and Another. -L HE declaration stated that, by a certain indenture of release, dated the 20th day of April, AD 1840, and made between Anna Maria ..."

5. The Dictionary of National Biography by Sidney Lee (1908)
"... and his behaviour on the occasion places his character in a favourable light ; for, instead of op- \ all the assistance in his cower. ..."

6. The Chief American Poets: Selected Poems by Bryant, Poe, Emerson, Longfellow by Curtis Hidden Page (1905)
"'T is no Man we celebrate, By his country's victories great, Till the basest can no longer cower, Feeling his soul spring up divinely tall, Touched but in ..."

7. A Literary Middle English Reader by Albert Stanburrough Cook (1915)
"... AMANTIS John cower—'moral Gower,' as Chaucer called him—was born about 1330, and died between August 15 and October 24,1408. He was of a Kentish family, ..."

8. The Exchequer Reports: Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Courts by Great Britain Court of Exchequer, William Newland Welsby, Great Britain Court of Exchequer Chamber, Edwin Tyrrell Hurlstone, John Gordon (1856)
"cower and Another. -L HE declaration stated that, by a certain indenture of release, dated the 20th day of April, AD 1840, and made between Anna Maria ..."

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