What does Obeisance mean?

Definitions for Obeisance
oʊˈbeɪ səns, oʊˈbi-Obei·sance

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bow, bowing, obeisance(noun)

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

  2. obedience, obeisance(noun)

    the act of obeying; dutiful or submissive behavior with respect to another person

GCIDE

  1. Obeisance(n.)

    Deference or homage, or an expression of deference or respect; a bow; a curtsy.

    Etymology: [F. obissance obedience, fr. obissant. See Obey, and cf. Obedience, Abaisance.]

Wiktionary

  1. obeisance(Noun)

    Demonstration of an obedient attitude, especially by bowing deeply.

    Etymology: obeisaunce, from obeïssance, derived from obeïssant, participle of obeïr, from Latin oboedire, obedire; ob- + audire.

  2. obeisance(Noun)

    An obedient attitude.

    Etymology: obeisaunce, from obeïssance, derived from obeïssant, participle of obeïr, from Latin oboedire, obedire; ob- + audire.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Obeisance(noun)

    obedience

    Etymology: [F. obissance obedience, fr. obissant. See Obey, and cf. Obedience, Abaisance.]

  2. Obeisance(noun)

    a manifestation of obedience; an expression of difference or respect; homage; a bow; a courtesy

    Etymology: [F. obissance obedience, fr. obissant. See Obey, and cf. Obedience, Abaisance.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Obeisance

    ō-bā′sans, or ō-bē′sans, n. obedience: a bow or act of reverence: an expression of respect.—adj. Obē′isant. [Fr.,—obéir—L. obedīre, to obey.]

How to pronounce Obeisance?

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How to say Obeisance in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Obeisance in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Obeisance in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of Obeisance in a Sentence

  1. William Butler Yeats:

    The only business of the head in the world is to bow a ceaseless obeisance to the heart.

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