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Meaning of COWER

Pronunciation:  'kawur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  show submission or fear
  2. [v]  crouch or curl up

COWER is a 5 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: crawl, creep, cringe, fawn, grovel, huddle
 See Also: bend, bow, crouch, flex, stoop



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Cow"er\ (-?r), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Cowered} (-?rd); p.
    pr. & vb. n. {Cowering}.] [Cf. Icel. kera to doze, liequiet,
    Sw. kura, Dan. kure, G. kauern to cower, W. cwrian.]
    To stoop by bending the knees; to crouch; to squat; hence, to
    quail; to sink through fear.
          Our dame sits cowering o'er a kitchen fire. --Dryden.
          Like falcons, cowering on the nest.      --Goldsmith.
  2. \Cow"er\ (kou"?r), v. t.
    To cherish with care. [Obs.]
Thesaurus Terms
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