bow

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1bow

verb \ˈba\

Definition of BOW

intransitive verb
1
:  to cease from competition or resistance :  submit, yield <refusing to bow to the inevitable — John O'Hara>; also :  to suffer defeat <bowed to the champion>
2
:  to bend the head, body, or knee in reverence, submission, or shame
3
:  to incline the head or body in salutation or assent or to acknowledge applause
4
:  debut <the play will bow next month>
transitive verb
1
:  to cause to incline
2
:  to incline (as the head) especially in respect or submission
3
:  to crush with a heavy burden
4
a :  to express by bowing
b :  to usher in or out with a bow

Origin of BOW

Middle English, from Old English būgan; akin to Old High German biogan to bend, Sanskrit bhujati he bends
First Known Use: before 12th century

Rhymes with BOW

2bow

noun

Definition of BOW

:  a bending of the head or body in respect, submission, assent, or salutation; also :  a show of respect or submission

First Known Use of BOW

circa 1656

3bow

noun \ˈbō\

Definition of BOW

1
a :  something bent into a simple curve
b :  rainbow
2
:  a weapon that is made of a strip of flexible material (as wood) with a cord connecting the two ends and holding the strip bent and that is used to propel an arrow
3
:  archer
4
a :  a metal ring or loop forming a handle (as of a key)
b :  a knot formed by doubling a ribbon or string into two or more loops
c :  bow tie 1
d :  a frame for the lenses of eyeglasses; also :  the sidepiece of the frame passing over the ear
5
a :  a wooden rod with horsehairs stretched from end to end used in playing an instrument of the viol or violin family
b :  a stroke of such a bow

Origin of BOW

Middle English bowe, from Old English boga; akin to Old English būgan
First Known Use: before 12th century

Other Weapons and Explosives Terms

automatic, carbine, cudgel, muzzle, rapier

4bow

verb \ˈbō\

Definition of BOW

intransitive verb
1
:  to bend into a curve
2
:  to play a stringed musical instrument with a bow
transitive verb
1
:  to cause to bend into a curve
2
:  to play (a stringed instrument) with a bow

First Known Use of BOW

before 12th century

5bow

noun \ˈba\

Definition of BOW

1
:  the forward part of a ship —often used in plural <crossing the bows>
2
:  2bowman

Origin of BOW

Middle English bowe, bowgh, probably from Middle Dutch boech bow, shoulder; akin to Old English bōg bough
First Known Use: 15th century

Bow

geographical name \ˈbō\

Definition of BOW

river 315 miles (507 kilometers) Canada in SW Alberta rising in Banff National Park

bow

noun \ˈbō\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of BOW

: a frame for the lenses of eyeglasses; also : the curved sidepiece of the frame passing over the ear

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