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Definitions from Wordnet 2.0


  • 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"

Definitions from Wiktionary


  • a knot with two loops and loose ends; used to tie shoelaces ,
  • a slightly curved piece of resilient wood with taut horsehair strands, used in playing certain stringed instrument ,
  • front part of a vessel or aircraft; "he pointed the bow of the boat toward the finish line" ,
  • curved piece of resilient wood with taut cord to propel arrows ,
  • something curved in shape ,
  • bending the head or body or knee as a sign of reverence or submission or shame ,
  • an appearance by actors or performers at the end of the concert or play in order to acknowledge the applause of the audience ,
  • a decorative interlacing of ribbons ,
  • a stroke with a curved piece of wood with taut horsehair strands that is used in playing stringed instruments

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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Bow'


  • Bow: hull of a ship or boat Bow (rowing) Bow knot, a shoelace knot or a rosette Hair bow, headgear or a ribbon tied in a bow knot Bow tie, a type of necktie
  • BOW: BOW as an acronym may refer to: BOW - Bride Of The World - an International Beauty Pageant. Bag of Waters - Amniotic sac Bartow Municipal Airport - a
  • Composite bow: A composite bow is a traditional bow made from horn, wood, and sinew laminated together, cf., laminated bow. The horn is on the belly, facing the archer
  • Bow and arrow: For the consultancy firm, see Bow & Arrow. The bow and arrow is a projectile weapon system (a bow with arrows) that predates recorded history and
  • Bow tie: For other uses, see Bow tie (disambiguation). The bow tie /ˈboʊ/ is a type of necktie. A modern bow tie is tied using a common shoelace knot, which
  • Bow, London: Coordinates: 51°31′47″N 0°01′44″W / 51.5298°N 0.0288°W / 51.5298; -0.0288 Bow (/ˈboʊ/) is a district in east London, England, in the London Borough of
  • Bow shape: English longbow Cable-backed bow Compound bow Laminated bow Composite bow Mongol bow Turkish bow Flatbow Self bow Recurve bow Bow draw American Indian Archery
  • Bow (music): article is about the bow used to play a string instrument. For the musical instrument called "bow", see musical bow. In music, a bow is moved across some
  • Recurve bow: A recurve bow is a bow with limbs that curve away from the archer when unstrung. A recurve bow stores more energy and delivers energy more efficiently
  • Musical bow: about the bow as a musical instrument. For the bow used to play another instrument, see Bow (music). The musical bow (bowstring or string bow) is a simple

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* I love you when you bow in your mosque, kneel in your temple, pray in your church. For you and I are sons of one religion, and it is the spirit. - Kahlil Gibran

* Keep me away from the wisdom that does not cry, the philosophy which does not laugh and the greatness which does not bow before children. - Kahlil Gibran

* A wise man ought always to follow the paths beaten by great men, and to imitate those who have been supreme, so that if his ability does not equal theirs, at least it will savor of it. Let him act like the clever archers who, designing to hit the mark which yet appears too far distant, and knowing the limits to which the strength of their bow attains, take aim much higher than the mark, not to reach by their strength or arrow to so great a height, but to be able with the aid of so high an aim to hit the mark they wish to reach. - Niccolo Machiavelli


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