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  1. take a bowverb

    acknowledge praise or accept credit

    "They finally took a bow for what they did"

  2. take a bowverb

    acknowledge applause by inclining the head, as of an artist after a performance


  1. take a bowverb

    To accept applause at the end of a performance in a theatre. Often this includes actually bowing to the audience.


  1. Take a Bow

    Take a Bow is a song recorded by British singer Leona Lewis for her debut studio album Spirit (2007). It was written by Jordon Omley, Michael Mani, Wayne Wilkins, Louis Biancaniello and Ryan Tedder. Tedder explained that he wanted to create an edgy song for Lewis so that it would not be boring or predictable. A Contemporary R&B and urban song, the lyrics focus the failure of a relationship. Its composition features an Ebb and Flo groove and received several comparisons to "Cry Me a River" by Justin Timberlake. "Take a Bow" received positive reviews from music critics. Most praised the production as unexpected and different but one felt it overshadowed Lewis' vocals. Upon the release of Spirit, the song debuted at number 97 on the UK Singles Chart due to strong digital download sales. Lewis performed "Take a Bow" at the Rock in Rio festival and on her 2010 concert tour, The Labyrinth.


  1. take a bow

    "Take a bow" generally refers to the act of bending one's upper body forward as a formal way of acknowledging applause or expressing respect or gratitude. This term is often used in the context of theater and live performances when performers bow to the audience at the end of a show. Additionally, it can metaphorically mean to accept recognition or praise for an achievement.


  1. Take a Bow

    "Take a Bow" is a song by American singer-songwriter Madonna from her sixth studio album Bedtime Stories. Released as the second single from Bedtime Stories in December 6, 1994, the song appears on her compilation albums Something to Remember, GHV2 and Celebration. It was written and produced by Madonna and R&B singer-songwriter Babyface and became her longest-running number-one hit in the United States. It was her first single to reach number-one in the United States after "This Used to Be My Playground", and it was her last number-one song in the United States in the 1990s. The music video for "Take a Bow" was directed by Michael Haussman in Ronda and the bullring of Antequera, Spain. The plot sees Madonna as a bullfighter's neglected lover, played by real-life Spanish bullfighter Emilio Muñoz, yearning for his presence. The video won Best Female Video honors at the 1995 MTV Video Music Awards. Madonna performed "Take a Bow" live with Babyface at the 1995 American Music Awards and at the 1995 San Remo Festival in Italy. After Rihanna hit number 1 on the Hot 100 in 2008 with her own unrelated song titled Take a Bow, the two songs became one of the rare pairs of songs with the same title to both hit number 1.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of take a bow in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of take a bow in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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