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Related / Similar Words: fore, prow, stem, bowknot, curtain call, bowing, obeisance, arc, submit, defer, accede, give in, bow down, crouch, stoop, bend


  • a stroke with a curved piece of wood with taut horsehair strands that is used in playing stringed instruments;
  • a slightly curved piece of resilient wood with taut horsehair strands, used in playing certain stringed instrument;
  • curved piece of resilient wood with taut cord to propel arrows;
  • front part of a vessel or aircraft; "he pointed the bow of the boat toward the finish line";
  • a knot with two loops and loose ends; used to tie shoelaces;
  • a decorative interlacing of ribbons;
  • an appearance by actors or performers at the end of the concert or play in order to acknowledge the applause of the audience;
  • bending the head or body or knee as a sign of reverence or submission or shame;
  • something curved in shape;
  • submit or yield to another''s wish or opinion; "The government bowed to the military pressure";
  • bend one''s knee or body, or lower one''s head; "He bowed before the King"; "She bowed her head in shame";
  • play on a string instrument;
  • bend the head or the upper part of the body in a gesture of respect or greeting; "He bowed before the King";
  • 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";

    See Also: prostrate, bow down, stoop to


    Hyponyms: down-bow, up-bow, fiddlestick, violin bow, crossbow, Cupid's bow, handbow, longbow, curtsy, curtsey, genuflection, genuflexion, kowtow, kotow, scrape, scraping, salaam, rainbow, congee, conge, take a bow, genuflect, squinch, huddle, cower


    Entailments: change posture


    Part Meronyms: bow and arrow, vessel, watercraft


    Derivational Morphology: crouch, stoop, bend, bow down, arch, curve, arc, deference, respect, respectfulness, submission, compliance, submitter, bowing, obeisance, stooper


    Language Translations:
    Afrikaans: strykstok   Albanian: hark  
    Bosnian: luk   Breton: gwareg  
    Catalan: arc and corba and corbar and proa   Chinese: 鞠躬 and and 弦樂器的弓 and 彎曲  
    Croatian: luk   Danish: bov and bue and buk and bukke  
    Dutch: boeg and boog and buigen and buiging and een buiging and strijkstok   Esperanto: arko and arĉo and pruo  
    Estonian: vibu   Finnish: jousi and kaari and keula and kumarrus and kumartaa and taipua  
    French: arc and archet and étrave and fléchir and révérence and s'incliner   Frisian: boech and strykstôk  
    German: Bogen and Bug and sich biegen and sich verbeugen and Verbeugung   Greek: τόξο  
    Hebrew: להתכופף and לקוד and קֶשֶת and קידה and קשת   Hungarian: íj and hajóorr and meghajol and vonó  
    Icelandic: bogi and bogna and hneiging and hneigja sig and kjölur   Ido: pruo  
    Italian: arco and curvarsi and inchinarsi and prua   Japanese: 辞儀 and  
    Kurdish: kevan   Latin: arcus  
    Lithuanian: smičius   Malay: busur  
    Malayalam: കുനിയുക and വില്ല്   Norwegian: baug and bue  
    Polish: dziób and smyczek and ukłonić się and zgięcie and łuk   Portuguese: arco and curvar-se and proa and reverência  
    Romanian: arc   Russian: гнуться and излучина and кланяться and лук and нос and поклон and смычок  
    Serbian: naklon   Slovak: luk and prova and sláčik  
    Slovene: lok   Spanish: arco and arquear and doblar and proa and reverencia  
    Swedish: båge and böja and bocka and bockning and bog and stråke   Telugu: విల్లు  
    Turkish: yay  
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