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Bow Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    bow n
  1. a knot with two loops and loose ends; used to tie shoelaces [syn: bowknot]
  2. a slightly curved piece of resilient wood with taut horsehair strands, used in playing certain stringed instrument
  3. front part of a vessel or aircraft; "he pointed the bow of the boat toward the finish line" [syn: fore, prow, stem]
  4. curved piece of resilient wood with taut cord to propel arrows
  5. something curved in shape [syn: arc]
  6. bending the head or body or knee as a sign of reverence or submission or shame [syn: bowing, obeisance]
  7. an appearance by actors or performers at the end of the concert or play in order to acknowledge the applause of the audience [syn: curtain call]
  8. a decorative interlacing of ribbons
  9. a stroke with a curved piece of wood with taut horsehair strands that is used in playing stringed instruments v
  10. bend one's knee or body, or lower one's head; "He bowed before the King"; "She bowed her head in shame" [syn: bow down}]
  11. submit or yield to another's wish or opinion; "The government bowed to the military pressure" [syn: submit, defer, accede, give in]
  12. bend the head or the upper part of the body in a gesture of respect or greeting; "He bowed before the King"
  13. 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" [syn: crouch, stoop, bend]
  14. play on a string instrument
Bow Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Bow \Bow\ (b[=o]), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Bowed; p. pr. & vb. n. Bowing.] To play (music) with a bow. -- v. i. To manage the bow.
Bow Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Bow \Bow\ (b[=o]), n. [Icel. b[=o]gr shoulder, bow of a ship. See Bough.]

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  • Bow: Bow may refer to: Bow (weapon) (pronounced. ˈboʊ. an archery weapon that uses elasticity to propel arrows. Bowing (pronounced. ˈbaʊ/ ...
  • Bow and arrow: The bow and arrow are a projectile weapon that predates recorded history and is common to most culture s. A bow is a flexible arc that ...
  • Bow (music): In music , a bow is moved across some part of a musical instrument , causing vibration which the instrument emits as sound . ...
  • Bow, London: Bow (icon | ˈ | b | oʊ) is an area of London , England, in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets . It is a built-up, mostly residential ...
  • Bow (ship): The bow (ˈbaʊ, rhymes with how) is a nautical term that refers to the forward part of the hull of a ship or boat , the point that is ...
  • Composite bow: A composite bow is a bow made from horn, wood, and sinew laminated together. The horn is on the belly, facing the archer, and sinew on ...
  • Bow River: The Bow River is a river in the Canadian province of Alberta . It is a tributary of the South Saskatchewan River , and is considered the ...
  • Bow tie: [[File:Striped bow tie.jpg|thumb|A striped bow tie.]] tie by hand, may be known as a "self-tie," "tie-to-tie," or "freestyle" bow tie to distinguish it from these.

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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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