Dictionary Results for bowing

1. bowing - noun

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

Synonym(s): bow, obeisance

Hypernym(s): reverence, gesture, motion

2. bowing - noun

· managing the bow in playing a stringed instrument; "the violinist's bowing was excellent"

Hypernym(s): playing

3. 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

4. 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

5. 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

6. 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

7. bow - verb

· play on a stringed instrument with a bow

Hypernym(s): play

8. bowing - adjective

· showing an excessively deferential manner

Synonym(s): bowed

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