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Meaning of BOWERY

Pronunciation:  'bawuree

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a street in Manhattan noted for cheap hotels frequented by homeless derelicts
  2. [adj]  like a bower; leafy and shady; "a bowery lane"

BOWERY is a 6 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: leafy
 See Also: Manhattan, street



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Bow"er*y\, a.
    Shading, like a bower; full of bowers.
          A bowery maze that shades the purple streams.
  2. \Bow"er*y\, n.; pl. {Boweries}. [D. bouwerij.]
    A farm or plantation with its buildings. [U.S.Hist.]
          The emigrants [in New York] were scattered on boweries
          or plantations; and seeing the evils of this mode of
          living widely apart, they were advised, in 1643 and
          1646, by the Dutch authorities, to gather into
          ``villages, towns, and hamlets, as the English were in
          the habit of doing.''                    --Bancroft.
  3. \Bow"er*y\, a.
    Characteristic of the street called the {Bowery}, in New York
    city; swaggering; flashy.