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bow

bow - Dictionary definition and meaning for word bow

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(noun) a knot with two loops and loose ends; used to tie shoelaces
Synonyms : bowknot

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(noun) a slightly curved piece of resilient wood with taut horsehair strands; used in playing certain stringed instruments
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(noun) front part of a vessel or aircraft
Synonyms : fore , prow , stem
Example Sentence
  • he pointed the bow of the boat toward the finish line

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(noun) a weapon for shooting arrows, composed of a curved piece of resilient wood with a taut cord to propel the arrow
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(noun) something curved in shape
Synonyms : arc

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(noun) bending the head or body or knee as a sign of reverence or submission or shame or greeting
Synonyms : bowing , obeisance

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(noun) an appearance by actors or performers at the end of the concert or play in order to acknowledge the applause of the audience
Synonyms : curtain call

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(noun) a decorative interlacing of ribbons
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(noun) a stroke with a curved piece of wood with taut horsehair strands that is used in playing stringed instruments
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(verb) bend one's knee or body, or lower one's head
Synonyms : bow down
Example Sentence
  • He bowed before the King
  • She bowed her head in shame

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(verb) yield to another's wish or opinion
Synonyms : accede , defer , give in , submit
Example Sentence
  • The government bowed to the military pressure

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(verb) bend the head or the upper part of the body in a gesture of respect or greeting
Example Sentence
  • He bowed before the King

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(verb) bend one's back forward from the waist on down
Synonyms : bend , crouch , stoop
Example Sentence
  • he crouched down
  • She bowed before the Queen
  • The young man stooped to pick up the girl's purse

Definition
(verb) play on a string instrument with a bow

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