Definition of


  1. (verb, motion) show submission or fear
  2. (verb, motion) crouch or curl up

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Synonyms of Cower

crawl, creep, cringe, fawn, grovel, huddle

Alternate forms of Cower

Derivations: coward

Hypernyms: bend, bow, crouch, flex, stoop

Origin of the word Cower

  1. c.1300, probably from M.L.G. *kuren "lie in wait," or similar Scand. words meaning "to squat" and "to doze." Thus unrelated to coward. more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

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