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Meaning of COWER

Pronunciation:  'kawur

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  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
 
 Definition: 
  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
 
 Related Terms: apple-polish, bend, bend the knee, blench, bootlick, bow, bow and scrape, crawl, creep, cringe, crouch, dodder, fawn, flatter, flinch, get down, grovel, halt, hunch, hunch down, kneel, kowtow, lick the dust, lickspittle, limp, quail, quiver, recoil, scrouch down, shake, shrink, skulk, slink, sneak, squat, stoop, teeter, toadeat, toady, totter, tremble, truckle, wallow, welter, wince
 

 

 

 

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