NounBow (plural Bows)
- A weapon made of a curved piece of wood or other flexible material whose ends are connected by a string, used for shooting arrows.
- A curved bend in a rod or planar surface, or in a linear formation such as a river (see oxbow).
- A rod with horsehair (or an artificial substitute) stretched between the ends, used for playing various stringed musical instruments.
- A stringed instrument, similar to the item described above.
- A type of knot with two loops, used to tie together two cords such as shoelaces or apron strings, and frequently used as decoration, such as in gift-wrapping.
- A gesture, usually showing respect, made by bending forward at the waist.
- A debut
- (nautical) The front of a boat or ship.
Bow (third-person singular simple present Bows, present participle Bowing, simple past and past participle Bowed)
- To play music on (a stringed instrument) using a bow.
- (intransitive) To become bent or curved.
- (transitive) To make something bend or curve.
- (intransitive) To bend oneself as a gesture of respect or deference.
- (transitive and intransitive) To debut.
- (intransitive) To defer (to something).
Adjectives for Bow
- noiseless; courteous; flourishing; profound; sweeping; chilly; polite; continuous; Oriental; ceremonious; unbent; mechanical; masculine; formal; conventional; hospitable drowsy; serious; ironical; garish; humid humble; grateful; obsequious; sycophantic inimitable; magnificent; barbaric; sawing whanging; romantic; historical; burlesque mischievous; silent; amiable; exaggerated sardonic; society; manly; valedictory smashing; frigid; stiff; scarlet; prodigious liberal; majestic; ethereal; transparent; unctuous.
- (archery) ashen; carefully-adjusted; curiously-fashioned; crude; pliant; servile; trusty; twanging.
Verbs for Bow
- (archery) arm with—; bend—; curve—; draw—; employ—; fashion—; form—; joint—; level—' release—; ripple from—; set—; shape— shoot with—; spring—; string—; tense— twang—; unleash—; —projects; —quivers —retracts; —wavers.
Adverbs for Bow
- discriminately; involuntarily; prematurely; languidly; ornately; gallantly; ironically;instinctively; profoundly; gravely; unctuously; passively; distantly; obsequiously; cringingly; formally; mockingly; deferentially; debonairly; submissively; desolately; haughtily; profoundly; dejectedly; Orientally; sweepingly; ceremoniously; drowsily; mechanically; sycophantically; sardonically;majestically.
A string, Amati, Cremona, D string, E string, G string, S-curve, Strad, Stradivari, Stradivarius, accost, address, angle, arc, arch, bass, bass viol, beak, bend, bend back, bend the knee, bend the neck, bend to, bending, bending the knee, bilge, bite the dust, blain, bleb, blister, blob, bob, bob a curtsy, bob down, bootlick, boss, bow and scrape, bow down, bow the head, bow to, bowing, bowing and scraping, bowsprit, bridge, bubble, bulb, bulge, bull fiddle, bulla, bump, bunch, burl, button, cahot, capitulate, carriage bow, catacaustic, catenary, caustic, cave in, cello, chine, circle, clump, conchoid, condyle, conflexure, contrabass, convex, cower, crawl, creep, cringe, cringe to, crook, crossbow, crouch, crouch before, crowd, curl, curtsy, curvation, curvature, curve, decurve, defer, deflect, deflection, diacaustic, dipping the colors, do homage, do obeisance, dome, double bass, dowel, duck, ear, ellipse, embow, embrace, fall, fall down before, fawn, festoon, fiddle, fiddlebow, fiddlestick, figurehead, fingerboard, flange, flap, flatter, flection, flex, flexure, forecastle, foredeck, forepeak, gall, geanticline, genuflect, genuflection, geosyncline, gnarl, go down, go under, greeting, grovel, hail, hairpin turn, hand-clasp, handle, handshake, have enough, hello, hill, homage, hook, how-do-you-do, hug, hump, hunch, hyperbola, inclination, incurvate, incurve, inflect, inflection, jib boom, jog, joggle, kiss, kit, kit fiddle, kit violin, kneel, kneel to, kneeling, knob, knot, knuckle, knuckle to, knuckle under, knur, knurl, kowtow, lick the dust, lickspittle, lip, lituus, longbow, loop, lose, lose out, lose the day, lump, make a leg, make a reverence, make obeisance, making a leg, meander, mole, mountain, nevus, nod, nose, nub, nubbin, nubble, obeisance, obsequiousness, oxbow, papilloma, parabola, peg, play violin, presenting arms, prore, prostration, prow, recurve, reflect, reflection, reflex, retroflex, reverence, rib, ridge, ring, rostrum, round, sag, salaam, salutation, salute, saw, say uncle, scrape, scroll, servility, shoulder, sinus, smile, smile of recognition, soundboard, spine, squat, standing at attention, stem, stoop, string, stud, style, submission, submissiveness, submit, succumb, supination, swag, sweep, tab, take the count, tenor violin, toadeat, toady, tracery, truckle, truckle to, tubercle, tubercule, tumble, tuning peg, turn, turning, vault, verruca, vesicle, viola, violin, violinette, violoncello, violoncello piccolo, violone, violotta, wale, wart, wave, welt, wind
- From Old English boga, from Proto-Germanic *bugô. Cognate with Dutch boog, German Bogen, Swedish
båge, Danish bue.
- From Old English būgan, from Proto-Germanic *beuganan. Cognate with Dutch buigen, German biegen.
- Low German
- Homophones: bough
weapon used for shooting arrows
bend in a rod or planar surface
rod used for playing stringed instruments
type of knot with two loops
gesture made by bending forward at the waist
to play music on using a bow
to bend oneself as a gesture of respect or deference
- Arabic: انحنى للتحية (inħána lil-taħīya), انحنى (ar) (inHanaa), ركع (ar) (raka`a)
- Catalan: corbar, doblegar, vinclar, blincar (dialectal)
- Mandarin: 鞠躬 (cmn) (jūgōng), 躬 (cmn) (gōng), 哈腰 (cmn) (hāyāo)
- Czech: klanět (cs) se
- Danish: bukke (da), bøje sig (da)
- Dutch: een buiging maken, zich buigen
- Finnish: kumartaa (fi), kumartua (fi)
- French: s'incliner, faire une révérence
- German: sich verbeugen, eine Verbeugung machen
- Greek: υποκλίνομαι (el)
- Hebrew: קד (he) (kad)