A kitten ensconced in a blanket.
When you wrap yourself comfortably into a blanket, this is an example of when you ensconce yourself.
- Now Rare to hide; conceal; shelter
- to place or settle comfortably, snugly, or securely: to ensconce oneself in an armchair
Origin of ensconceen- + sconce
transitive verben·sconced, en·sconc·ing, en·sconc·es
- To settle (oneself) securely or comfortably: She ensconced herself in an armchair.
- To place or conceal in a secure place.
Origin of ensconceen–1 + sconce1.
(third-person singular simple present ensconces, present participle ensconcing, simple past and past participle ensconced)
Particularly used in form ensconced, as in “she was ensconced in an armchair.”