Dictionary Results for bow


1. bow - noun

· a knot with two loops and loose ends; used to tie shoelaces

Synonym(s): bowknot

Hypernym(s): knot




2. bow - noun

· a slightly curved piece of resilient wood with taut horsehair strands; used in playing certain stringed instruments

Hypernym(s): stick




3. bow - noun

· front part of a vessel or aircraft; "he pointed the bow of the boat toward the finish line"

Synonym(s): fore, prow, stem

Hypernym(s): front




4. bow - noun

· a weapon for shooting arrows, composed of a curved piece of resilient wood with a taut cord to propel the arrow

Hypernym(s): weapon, arm, weapon_system




5. bow - noun

· something curved in shape

Synonym(s): arc

Hypernym(s): curve, curved_shape




6. bow - noun

· bending the head or body or knee as a sign of reverence or submission or shame or greeting

Synonym(s): bowing, obeisance

Hypernym(s): reverence, gesture, motion




7. bow - noun

· an appearance by actors or performers at the end of the concert or play in order to acknowledge the applause of the audience

Synonym(s): curtain_call

Hypernym(s): thanks




8. bow - noun

· a decorative interlacing of ribbons

Hypernym(s): decoration, ornament, ornamentation




9. bow - noun

· a stroke with a curved piece of wood with taut horsehair strands that is used in playing stringed instruments

Hypernym(s): stroke




10. bow - verb

· bend one's knee or body, or lower one's head; "He bowed before the King"; "She bowed her head in shame"

Synonym(s): bow_down

Hypernym(s): gesticulate, gesture, motion




11. bow - verb

· yield to another's wish or opinion; "The government bowed to the military pressure"

Synonym(s): submit, defer, accede, give_in

Hypernym(s): yield, give_in, succumb, knuckle_under, buckle_under




12. bow - verb

· bend the head or the upper part of the body in a gesture of respect or greeting; "He bowed before the King"

Hypernym(s): change_posture




13. bow - verb

· bend one's back forward from the waist on down; "he crouched down"; "She bowed before the Queen"; "The young man stooped to pick up the girl's purse"

Synonym(s): crouch, stoop, bend

Hypernym(s): bend, flex




14. bow - verb

· play on a stringed instrument with a bow

Hypernym(s): play





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