bow

Part of speech: verb

To stop.

Part of speech: verb

To bend or cause to bend forward, as in reverence; subdue; humiliate; oppress.

Part of speech: verb

To bend; assent; worship; submit; yield.

Part of speech: verb

To curve like a bow; bend.

Part of speech: noun

A bending of body or head forward and downward, as in salutation.

Part of speech: noun

A bend or curve, or something bent or curved, as a loop of ribbon, rim of spectacles, etc.

Part of speech: noun

An elastic weapon, bent by a cord, for shooting arrows.

Part of speech: noun

A rod bearing parallel hairs, used with a violin.

Part of speech: noun

The forward part of a vessel; prow.

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Usage examples "bow":

  1. A mother does not give her child a blue bow because he is so ugly without it. - "Orthodoxy", G. K. Chesterton.
  2. The latter took it with a bow and put it into his pocket for a future occasion. - "The Heart of Rome", Francis Marion Crawford.
  3. Kiss her on the bow an' say she's the Good Luck. - "Aladdin O'Brien", Gouverneur Morris.