What does the word cower mean?

    Part of speech: verb intransitive

  • To crouch tremblingly; quail.

Usage examples for cower

  1. The wish for Fame is faith in holy things That soothe the life, and shall outlive the tomb- A reverent listening for some angel wings That cower above the gloom. – The Poetical Works of Sir Edward Bulwer Lytton, Bart. M.P. by Edward Bulwer Lytton
  2. Twice they essayed to crawl out, but were driven back to cower for endless, hopeless hours. – Pardners by Rex Beach