1. bow - noun
· a knot with two loops and loose ends; used to tie shoelaces
2. bow - noun
· a slightly curved piece of resilient wood with taut horsehair strands; used in playing certain stringed instruments
3. bow - noun
· front part of a vessel or aircraft; "he pointed the bow of the boat toward the finish line"
4. bow - noun
· a weapon for shooting arrows, composed of a curved piece of resilient wood with a taut cord to propel the arrow
5. bow - noun
· something curved in shape
6. bow - noun
· bending the head or body or knee as a sign of reverence or submission or shame or greeting
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
8. bow - noun
· a decorative interlacing of ribbons
9. bow - noun
· a stroke with a curved piece of wood with taut horsehair strands that is used in playing stringed instruments
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"
11. bow - verb
· yield to another's wish or opinion; "The government bowed to the military pressure"
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"
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"
14. bow - verb
· play on a stringed instrument with a bow
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