verb (used with object), ensconced, ensconcing.
to settle securely or snugly:
I found her in the library, ensconced in an armchair.
to cover or shelter; hide securely:
He ensconced himself in the closet in order to eavesdrop.
verb (transitive; often passive)
to establish or settle firmly or comfortably: ensconced in a chair
to place in safety; hide
1580s, “to cover with a fort,” from en- (1) “make, put in” + sconce “small fortification, shelter,” perhaps via French, probably from Dutch schans “earthwork” (cf. Middle High German schanze “bundle of sticks”), of uncertain origin. Related: Ensconced.
[ahn-sahm-buh l, -sahmb; French ahn-sahn-bluh] /ɑnˈsɑm bəl, -ˈsɑmb; French ɑ̃ˈsɑ̃ blə/ noun, plural ensembles [ahn-sahm-sahm-buh lz, -sahmbz; French ahn-sahn-bluh] /ɑnˈsɑmˈsɑm bəlz, -ˈsɑmbz; French ɑ̃ˈsɑ̃ blə/ (Show IPA) 1. all the parts of a thing taken together, so that each part is considered only in relation to the whole. 2. the entire costume of an individual, […]
[en-sep-uh l-ker] /ɛnˈsɛp əl kər/ verb (used with object) 1. to place in a ; entomb.
[een-l-ahyz] /ˈin lˌaɪz/ verb (used with or without object), enolized, enolizing. Chemistry. 1. to convert into an or enolate.
[en-surf] /ɛnˈsɜrf/ verb (used with object) 1. to make a of; place in bondage.