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    bow - Dictionary definition and meaning for word bow

    Definition
    (noun) a knot with two loops and loose ends; used to tie shoelaces
    Synonyms : bowknot
    Definition
    (noun) a slightly curved piece of resilient wood with taut horsehair strands; used in playing certain stringed instruments Definition
    (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
    Definition
    (noun) a weapon for shooting arrows, composed of a curved piece of resilient wood with a taut cord to propel the arrow Definition
    (noun) something curved in shape
    Synonyms : arc
    Definition
    (noun) bending the head or body or knee as a sign of reverence or submission or shame or greeting
    Synonyms : bowing , obeisance
    Definition
    (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
    Definition
    (noun) a decorative interlacing of ribbons Definition
    (noun) a stroke with a curved piece of wood with taut horsehair strands that is used in playing stringed instruments Definition
    (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
    Definition
    (verb) yield to another's wish or opinion
    Synonyms : accede , defer , give in , submit
    Example Sentence
    • The government bowed to the military pressure
    Definition
    (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
    Definition
    (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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