Pronunciation: (en-skons'), [key]
—v.t., -sconced, -sconc•ing.
1. to settle securely or snugly: I found her in the library, ensconced in an armchair.
2. to cover or shelter; hide securely: He ensconced himself in the closet in order to eavesdrop.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.