bow



Definition of bow :

v. t. - To cause to deviate from straightness; to bend; to inflect; to make crooked or curved.
v. t. - To exercise powerful or controlling influence over; to bend, figuratively; to turn; to incline.
v. t. - To bend or incline, as the head or body, in token of respect, gratitude, assent, homage, or condescension.
v. t. - To cause to bend down; to prostrate; to depress,;/ to crush; to subdue.
v. t. - To express by bowing; as, to bow one's thanks.
v. i. - To bend; to curve.
v. i. - To stop.
v. i. - To bend the head, knee, or body, in token of reverence or submission; -- often with down.
v. i. - To incline the head in token of salutation, civility, or assent; to make bow.
n. - An inclination of the head, or a bending of the body, in token of reverence, respect, civility, or submission; an obeisance; as, a bow of deep humility.
v. t. - Anything bent, or in the form of a curve, as the rainbow.
v. t. - A weapon made of a strip of wood, or other elastic material, with a cord connecting the two ends, by means of which an arrow is propelled.
v. t. - An ornamental knot, with projecting loops, formed by doubling a ribbon or string.
v. t. - The U-shaped piece which embraces the neck of an ox and fastens it to the yoke.
v. t. - An appliance consisting of an elastic rod, with a number of horse hairs stretched from end to end of it, used in playing on a stringed instrument.
v. t. - An arcograph.
v. t. - Any instrument consisting of an elastic rod, with ends connected by a string, employed for giving reciprocating motion to a drill, or for preparing and arranging the hair, fur, etc., used by hatters.
v. t. - A rude sort of quadrant formerly used for taking the sun's altitude at sea.
sing. or pl. - Two pieces of wood which form the arched forward part of a saddletree.
v. i. - To play (music) with a bow.
v. i. - To manage the bow.
n. - The bending or rounded part of a ship forward; the stream or prow.
n. - One who rows in the forward part of a boat; the bow oar.


Word "bow" contains 3 letters : B O W

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