Definitions for Bowboʊ

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  1. bow, bowknot(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, fore, prow, stem(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, arc(noun)

    something curved in shape

  6. bow, bowing, obeisance(noun)

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

  7. bow, curtain call(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(verb)

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

  10. bow, bow down(verb)

    bend one's knee or body, or lower one's head

    "He bowed before the King"; "She bowed her head in shame"

  11. submit, bow, defer, accede, give in(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. crouch, stoop, bend, 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 string instrument with a bow

WiktionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. bow(Noun)

    The front of a boat or ship.

  2. Origin: From bugan, from beuganan. Cognate with Dutch buigen, German biegen.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Bow(verb)

    to cause to deviate from straightness; to bend; to inflect; to make crooked or curved

  2. Bow(verb)

    to exercise powerful or controlling influence over; to bend, figuratively; to turn; to incline

  3. Bow(verb)

    to bend or incline, as the head or body, in token of respect, gratitude, assent, homage, or condescension

  4. Bow(verb)

    to cause to bend down; to prostrate; to depress,;/ to crush; to subdue

  5. Bow(verb)

    to express by bowing; as, to bow one's thanks

  6. Bow(verb)

    to bend; to curve

  7. Bow(verb)

    to stop

  8. Bow(verb)

    to bend the head, knee, or body, in token of reverence or submission; -- often with down

  9. Bow(verb)

    to incline the head in token of salutation, civility, or assent; to make bow

  10. Bow(noun)

    an inclination of the head, or a bending of the body, in token of reverence, respect, civility, or submission; an obeisance; as, a bow of deep humility

  11. Bow(verb)

    anything bent, or in the form of a curve, as the rainbow

  12. Bow(verb)

    a weapon made of a strip of wood, or other elastic material, with a cord connecting the two ends, by means of which an arrow is propelled

  13. Bow(verb)

    an ornamental knot, with projecting loops, formed by doubling a ribbon or string

  14. Bow(verb)

    the U-shaped piece which embraces the neck of an ox and fastens it to the yoke

  15. Bow(verb)

    an appliance consisting of an elastic rod, with a number of horse hairs stretched from end to end of it, used in playing on a stringed instrument

  16. Bow(verb)

    an arcograph

  17. Bow(verb)

    any instrument consisting of an elastic rod, with ends connected by a string, employed for giving reciprocating motion to a drill, or for preparing and arranging the hair, fur, etc., used by hatters

  18. Bow(verb)

    a rude sort of quadrant formerly used for taking the sun's altitude at sea

  19. Bow

    two pieces of wood which form the arched forward part of a saddletree

  20. Bow(verb)

    to play (music) with a bow

  21. Bow

    to manage the bow

  22. Bow(noun)

    the bending or rounded part of a ship forward; the stream or prow

  23. Bow(noun)

    one who rows in the forward part of a boat; the bow oar

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Bow' in Nouns Frequency: #2449

  2. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Bow' in Verbs Frequency: #924

Translations for Bow

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • ахыцAbkhaz
  • strykstokAfrikaans
  • ركع, قَوْس, انشوطة, انحنى, انحنى للتحيةArabic
  • смычо́к, лук, смыкBelarusian
  • извия се, поклоня се, панделка, извивам се, лък, извивам, свия, поклон, нос, извия, покланям се, свивам, извивкаBulgarian
  • goareg, gwaregBreton
  • corba, inclinació, doblegar, arc, reverència, corbar, vinclar, proaCatalan, Valencian
  • ӏадChechen
  • luk, poklona, příď, klička, smyčec, ohyb, ohnout, klanětCzech
  • bwa, blaenWelsh
  • bue, buk, bov, stryge, bukke, sløjfe, bøjeDanish
  • streichen, Bogen, Verbeugung, Bug, SchleifeGerman
  • daEwe
  • λυγίζω, δοξάρι, αψίδα, τόξο, πλώρη, φιόγκος, υπόκλιση, πρώρα, κυρτώνω, υποκλίνομαιGreek
  • arĉo, pafarko, arko, pruo, bantoEsperanto
  • arco, reverencia, proa, arquear, doblar, inclinar, lazoSpanish
  • vibuEstonian
  • خمیدن, خم, کرنش, کمان, تعظیم, آرشه, نماز, خم کردن, خماندنPersian
  • kaari, kokka, taivuttaa, kumartua, taipua, kumartaa, jousi, nauharuusuke, kumarrus, keula, rusettiFinnish
  • bogi, bógvurFaroese
  • archet, arc, proue, courber, fléchir, s'incliner, révérence, étraveFrench
  • strykstôk, bûge, bôge, in bûging meitsjen, bûging, boechWestern Frisian
  • bogha, tosachIrish
  • lùb, crom, bogha, ùmhlachd, toiseach, slatag, bogha-saighdeScottish Gaelic
  • croymManx
  • קֶשֶת, כופף, התכופף, קד, קידהHebrew
  • धनुष, कमानHindi
  • vonó, meghajol, masni, íj, hajóorrHungarian
  • աղեղArmenian
  • busurIndonesian
  • pruoIdo
  • svigna, bogi, hneiging, bógur, hneigja sig, slaufa, bugast, bogna, sveigja, strjúka, beygjaIcelandic
  • fiocco, arco, inchino, prua, archetto, curvare, incurvarsi, incurvare, piegarsi, fare la riverenza, piegare, curvarsi, inchinarsi, proraItalian
  • お辞儀する, 蝶結び, 弓, お辞儀, 辞儀, 辞儀するJapanese
  • მშვილდიGeorgian
  • тағзымKazakh
  • tagiutKalaallisut, Greenlandic
  • ធ្នូKhmer
  • 활, 절, 이물Korean
  • kevanKurdish
  • arcusLatin
  • ຄັນທະນູLao
  • smičius, lankasLithuanian
  • loksLatvian
  • punake, puneke, tauihu, ihuMāori
  • се свиткува, се клања, панделка, гудало, свиткува, лак, поклон, гуди, се поклонува, свиокMacedonian
  • വില്ല്, കുനിയുകMalayalam
  • нумMongolian
  • panah, busurMalay
  • bue, baug, bogeNorwegian
  • strijkstok, buigen, strik, strijken, boog, buiging, boegDutch
  • boge, baugNorwegian Nynorsk
  • ałtį́į́Navajo, Navaho
  • arcOccitan
  • gashka'oojigan, naazhaabike'iganaak, mitigwaabOjibwe, Ojibwa
  • କୋଦଣ୍ଡOriya
  • zgięcie, kokarda, łuk, ukłon, dziób, prowadzić smyczek, kłaniać, smyczek, zgiąć, wygiąć, skłonić, zagięciePolish
  • curvar, arquear, arco, reverência, proa, laço, curva, [[tocar]] ([[com]] [[arco]]), curvar-sePortuguese
  • t'iwkaQuechua
  • artg, archRomansh
  • arc, apleca, închinaRomanian
  • лук, поклон, нос, бант, бантик, гнуться, кланяться, смычок, излучина, гнуть, поклонитьсяRussian
  • arcu, alcuSardinian
  • dávgiNorthern Sami
  • zavoj, klanjati, gudalo, luk, pognuti, лук, naklon, pramacSerbo-Croatian
  • luk, prova, sláčikSlovak
  • lokSlovene
  • harkAlbanian
  • bockning, bog, krökning, böjas, båge, kröka, bågna, rundning, buga, krokna, böja, bocka, rosett, stäv, stråke, pilbåge, bugning, förSwedish
  • uta, upindeSwahili
  • வில்Tamil
  • విల్లు, ధనుస్సుTelugu
  • ศร, โบว์, ธนู, โบ, หนังสะติ๊กThai
  • yayTurkish
  • смичо́к, лукUkrainian
  • دھنش, کمانUrdu
  • cung, 弓Vietnamese
  • bobVolapük
  • בויגןYiddish

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