BOW MEANING IN ENGLISH

• Bow Definition & Synonyms

  1. (n.) The bending or rounded part of a ship forward; the stream or prow.
  2. (v. t.) To bend or incline, as the head or body, in token of respect, gratitude, assent, homage, or condescension.
  3. (v. t.) An arcograph.
  4. (v. i.) To play (music) with a bow.
  5. (v. i.) To bend; to curve.
  6. (v. t.) To cause to deviate from straightness; to bend; to inflect; to make crooked or curved.
  7. (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.
  8. (v. i. ) To manage the bow.
  9. (v. t.) The U-shaped piece which embraces the neck of an ox and fastens it to the yoke.
  10. (v. t.) To exercise powerful or controlling influence over; to bend, figuratively; to turn; to incline.
  11. (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.
  12. (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.
  13. (v. t.) To cause to bend down; to prostrate; to depress,;/ to crush; to subdue.
  14. (v. t.) Anything bent, or in the form of a curve, as the rainbow.
  15. (n.) One who rows in the forward part of a boat; the bow oar.
  16. (v. i.) To incline the head in token of salutation, civility, or assent; to make bow.
  17. (v. i.) To stop.
  18. (v. t.) A rude sort of quadrant formerly used for taking the suns altitude at sea.
  19. (v. t.) To express by bowing; as, to bow ones thanks.
  20. (v. t.) An ornamental knot, with projecting loops, formed by doubling a ribbon or string.
  21. (v. i.) To bend the head, knee, or body, in token of reverence or submission; -- often with down.
  22. (sing. or pl.) Two pieces of wood which form the arched forward part of a saddletree.
  23. (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.


Synonyms:
Accede, Arc, Bend, Bowing, Bowknot, Crouch, Defer, Fore, Obeisance, Prow, Stem, Stoop, Submit,

• Bow-compass Definition & Synonyms

  1. (n.) An arcograph.
  2. (n.) A small pair of compasses, one leg of which carries a pencil, or a pen, for drawing circles. Its legs are often connected by a bow-shaped spring, instead of by a joint.
  3. (n.) A pair of compasses, with a bow or arched plate riveted to one of the legs, and passing through the other.


• Bowdlerize Definition & Synonyms

  1. (v. t.) To expurgate, as a book, by omitting or modifying the parts considered offensive.


Synonyms:
Castrate, Expurgate, Shorten,

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