What does Bowman mean?

Definitions for Bowman
ˈboʊ mənbow·man

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. archer, bowmannoun

    a person who is expert in the use of a bow and arrow

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Bowmannoun

    An archer; he that shoots with a bow.

    Etymology: from bow and man.

    The whole city shall flee, for the noise of the horsemen and bowmen. Jerem. iv. 29.


  1. bowman

    A bowman is an individual, historically a soldier or warrior, who uses a bow and arrow for hunting, sport, or in warfare. In nautical terms, a bowman may also refer to the person situated in the bow (front) of the boat, responsible for handling the mooring lines or managing the sails.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bowmannoun

    a man who uses a bow; an archer

  2. Bowmannoun

    the man who rows the foremost oar in a boat; the bow oar

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. bowman

    In a single-banked boat he who rows the foremost oar and manages the boat-hook; called by the French "brigadier de l'embarcation." In double-banked boats there are always two bowmen. Also an archer, differently pronounced.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. bowman

    A man who uses a bow; an archer.

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Bowman is ranked #296 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Bowman surname appeared 105,007 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 36 would have the surname Bowman.

    80.8% or 84,867 total occurrences were White.
    13.6% or 14,302 total occurrences were Black.
    2.2% or 2,342 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    2% or 2,153 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.8% or 840 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    0.4% or 504 total occurrences were Asian.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Bowman in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Bowman in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of Bowman in a Sentence

  1. Gary Bettman:

    Today’s fine represents a direct and necessary response to the failure of the club to follow up and address the 2010 incident in a timely and appropriate manner, the report makes clear that senior management’s handling of the alleged incident included a failure to report the matter to Chicago ownership, both as to what was alleged and how it was being handled. Bowman said he was stepping aside because he didn’t want to be a distraction for the team.

  2. Alexandra Rojas:

    Alex Morse is not going to become the Ways and Means chair, Jamaal Bowman didn't become the chair of the House Foreign Affairs committee, but we not only picked up a seat, we fundamentally changed the direction of those committees -- for decades, potentially.

  3. Rob Bowman:

    Memorial Day is every day for me, i don't just stop to remember Rob Bowman. I stop to remember what I need to keep doing on every other day of the year.

  4. Rob Bowman:

    They're scared. And I lived with that Rob Bowman, there's a constant fear that the worst is inevitable, and this anticipatory grief, well, that's what I felt when my husband went off to war, and that's what I'm seeing in my neighbors today.

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