Definition of "bow" []

  • Nautical The front section of a ship or boat. (noun)
  • Nautical The oar or the person wielding the oar closest to the bow. (noun)
  • To bend or curve downward; stoop. (verb-intransitive)
  • To incline the body or head or bend the knee in greeting, consent, courtesy, acknowledgment, submission, or veneration. (verb-intransitive)
  • To yield in defeat or out of courtesy; submit. See Synonyms at yield. (verb-intransitive)
  • To lower (one's head) or bend (one's knee or body) as a sign of respect, greeting, assent, or shame (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To bend or cause to bend; incline downwards (verb)
  • To comply or accept (verb)
  • To usher (someone) into or out of a place with bows and deference (verb)
  • To bring (a person, nation, etc) to a state of submission (verb)
  • A lowering or inclination of the head or body as a mark of respect, greeting, or assent (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "bow" in a sentence
  • "Now, you see, _if in the moment of sliding you prepare the bow for the next string, the slide itself is lost in the crossing of the bow_."
  • "Nor do I have a problem wit hnoise with my bow, in fact, my bow is actually quite respectfully quiet! out of all this though, we do bth in deed agree on one thing ..."
  • "Any personal best whitetail with my bow is my current dream buck."