Bower may refer to:

* a folly built by the Bowerbird to attract mates
* a dwelling or lean-to shelter
* an anchor carried at the bow of a ship
* Bower Manuscript, a Sanskrit manuscript
* Bower-Barff process, a metallurgy method of coating iron or steel with magnetic iron oxide
* Julian's Bower, various turf mazes in several different parts of England
* 1639 Bower, a namesake of the Bower family of asteroids
* Green bower - A leafy shelter or recess. See arbor.


* Adrian Bower, English actor
* Archibald Bower (1686 - 1766), Scottish historian
* B. M. Bower (1871 – 1940), American novelist
* David Bower, deaf actor
* E. Nott-Bower, British archer
* Frederick Orpen Bower, British botanist
* Graham Bower, diplomat
* Gordon H. Bower eminent psychologist
* Jeff Bower, American Football coach
* Jimmy Bower, heavy metal guitarist
* Johnny Bower, Hockey Hall of Fame goalie
* John Nott-Bower, Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis
* Mark Bower (born 1980), English footballer
* Marvin Bower, American lawyer
* Matthew Bower, British musician
* Michael Bower, American actor
* Norman Adolph Henry Bower, British Conservative politician
* Paul Bower (born 1988), Australian rules footballer
* Scott Bower, an American soccer player, a talented student at CHS
* Shane Bower (wrestler)
* Steve Bower
* Thomas Bower, English architect
* Tom Bower, British writer
* Walter Bower (1385-1449)


* Bower Hinton, a part of the village of Martock, Somerset, United Kingdom
* Bower Ashton, a small district two miles to the west of the centre of Bristol, England
* Bower's Hill, Virginia, a community located in the independent city of Chesapeake, Virginia, U.S.
* Havering-atte-Bower, a village in the London Borough of Havering, England
* Fairy Bower, New South Wales, an affluent suburb of Sydney, Australia
* Bower, South Australia
* Bower, Northumberland
* Bower, Highland, a parish of the former county of Caithness, now within the Highland council area of Scotland
* Bower, Julia

Bower may also be:
* An altered spelling of the German family name Bauer
* The right bower and left bower in euchre

See also

* Bowers
* Bowery
* Wish Tree

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  • Bower — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Archibald Bower (1686–1766), schottischer Jesuit David Bower (* 1969), walisischer Tänzer, Choreograf und Schauspieler Frederick Orpen Bower (1855–1948), britischer Botaniker Graham John Bower (1848–1933) …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Bower — Bow er (bou [ e]r), n. [G. bauer a peasant. So called from the figure sometimes used for the knave in cards. See {Boor}.] One of the two highest cards in the pack commonly used in the game of euchre. [1913 Webster] {Right bower}, the knave of the …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bower — bower1 [bou′ər] n. [ME bour < OE bur, room, hut, dwelling, akin to Ger bauer, bird cage: for IE base see BONDAGE] 1. a place enclosed by overhanging boughs of trees or by vines on a trellis; arbor 2. Old Poet. a rustic cottage or retreat 3.… …   English World dictionary

  • Bower — Bo wer, n. [From {Bow}, v. & n.] [1913 Webster] 1. One who bows or bends. [1913 Webster] 2. (Naut.) An anchor carried at the bow of a ship. [1913 Webster] 3. A muscle that bends a limb, esp. the arm. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] His rawbone arms, whose… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bower — Bow er, n. [OE. bour, bur, room, dwelling, AS. b[=u]r, fr. the root of AS. b[=u]an to dwell; akin to Icel. b[=u]r chamber, storehouse, Sw. b[=u]r cage, Dan. buur, OHG. p[=u]r room, G. bauer cage, bauer a peasant. [root]97] Cf.{Boor}, {Byre}.]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bower —    BOWER, a parish, in the county of Caithness, 7 miles (W.) from Keiss; containing 1689 inhabitants. This place is said to derive its name from a Danish word signifying a valley, and the application of the term to this locality seems to be by no …   A Topographical dictionary of Scotland

  • bower — O.E. bur room, hut, dwelling, chamber, from P.Gmc. *buraz (Cf. O.N. bur chamber, Swed. bur cage, O.H.G. bur dwelling, chamber, Ger. Bauer birdcage ), from *bu to dwell, from PIE root *bheue to be, exist …   Etymology dictionary

  • Bower — Bow er, v. t. To embower; to inclose. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bower — Bow er, v. i. To lodge. [Obs.] Spenser. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bower — Bow er, n. [From {Bough}, cf. {Brancher}.] (Falconry) A young hawk, when it begins to leave the nest. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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