Crossword clues for bow
- Show of respect
- Front of a boat
- Used to tie shoelaces
- A stroke with a curved piece of wood with taut horsehair strands that is used in playing stringed instruments
- A decorative interlacing of ribbons
- An appearance by actors or performers at the end of the concert or play in order to acknowledge the applause of the audience
- Bending the head or body or knee as a sign of reverence or submission or shame
- Something curved in shape
- Curved piece of resilient wood with taut cord to propel arrows
- A slightly curved piece of resilient wood with taut horsehair strands, used in playing certain stringed instrument
- A knot with two loops and loose ends
- Front part of a vessel or aircraft
- Stern's opposite
- Street in 17 Across
- Show respect
- Perlman's tool
- Weapon propeller for 7 Down
- Theatrical finale
- Archer's need
- Sherwood Forest weapon
- Arrow launcher
- Need of 68 Across
- Crécy weapon: 1346
- Acknowledge applause
- Item for Perlman
- Lose (to)
- Fiddle stick
- Opposite of 61-Across
- Final act on stage?
- Gift decoration
- Gift beautifier
- It'll do for the present
- Arrow shooter
- Item for 58-Down
- Reaction to applause
- Reaction to an ovation
- A violinist might use one or take one
- Arrow's shooter
- Violist's purchase
- Close a show
- What a violinist may take on stage, in two different senses
- It comes after the last number
- Gift-wrapping aid
- Present addition
- Cellist's purchase
- End of many a concert
- *Weapon for William Tell
- With 75-Across, bark
- Decorative flourish
- Where the nose is
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Bow \Bow\ (bou), v. i.
To bend; to curve. [Obs.]
To stop. [Archaic]
They stoop, they bow down together.
--Is. xlvi. 2?
To bend the head, knee, or body, in token of reverence or submission; -- often with down.
O come, let us worship and bow down: let us kneel before the Lord our maker.
--Ps. xcv. 6.
To incline the head in token of salutation, civility, or assent; to make bow.
Admired, adored by all circling crowd, For wheresoe'er she turned her face, they bowed.
Bow \Bow\ (bou), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Bowed; p. pr. & vb. n. Bowing.] [OE. bowen, bogen, bugen, AS. b[=u]gan (generally v. i.); akin to D. buigen, OHG. biogan, G. biegen, beugen, Icel. boginn bent, beygja to bend, Sw. b["o]ja, Dan. b["o]ie, bugne, Coth. biugan; also to L. fugere to flee, Gr. ?, and Skr. bhuj to bend. [root]88. Cf. Fugitive.]
To cause to deviate from straightness; to bend; to inflect; to make crooked or curved.
We bow things the contrary way, to make them come to their natural straightness.
The whole nation bowed their necks to the worst kind of tyranny.
To exercise powerful or controlling influence over; to bend, figuratively; to turn; to incline.
Adversities do more bow men's minds to religion.
Not to bow and bias their opinions.
To bend or incline, as the head or body, in token of respect, gratitude, assent, homage, or condescension.
They came to meet him, and bowed themselves to the ground before him.
--2 Kings ii. 15.
To cause to bend down; to prostrate; to depress,;? to crush; to subdue.
Whose heavy hand hath bowed you to the grave.
To express by bowing; as, to bow one's thanks.
Bow \Bow\ (bou), 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.
Bow \Bow\ (b[=o]), n. [OE. bowe, boge, AS. boga, fr. AS. b[=u]gan to bend; akin to D. boog, G. bogen, Icel. bogi. See Bow, v. t.]
Anything bent, or in the form of a curve, as the rainbow.
I do set my bow in the cloud.
--Gen. ix. 13.
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.
An ornamental knot, with projecting loops, formed by doubling a ribbon or string.
The U-shaped piece which embraces the neck of an ox and fastens it to the yoke.
(Mus.) 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.
(Mech. & Manuf.) 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.
(Naut.) A rude sort of quadrant formerly used for taking the sun's altitude at sea.
(Saddlery) sing. or pl. Two pieces of wood which form the arched forward part of a saddletree.
Bow bearer (O. Eng. Law), an under officer of the forest who looked after trespassers.
Bow drill, a drill worked by a bow and string.
Bow instrument (Mus.), any stringed instrument from which the tones are produced by the bow.
Bow window (Arch.) See Bay window.
To draw a long bow, to lie; to exaggerate. [Colloq.]
Bow \Bow\ (b[=o]), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Bowed; p. pr. & vb. n. Bowing.] To play (music) with a bow. -- v. i. To manage the bow.
Bow \Bow\ (b[=o]), n. [Icel. b[=o]gr shoulder, bow of a ship. See Bough.]
(Naut.) The bending or rounded part of a ship forward; the stream or prow.
(Naut.) One who rows in the forward part of a boat; the bow oar.
Bow chaser (Naut.), a gun in the bow for firing while chasing another vessel.
Bow piece, a piece of ordnance carried at the bow of a ship.
On the bow (Naut.), on that part of the horizon within 45[deg] on either side of the line ahead.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
Old English bugan "to bend, to bow down, to bend the body in condescension," also "to turn back" (class II strong verb; past tense beag, past participle bogen), from Proto-Germanic *bugon (cognates: Dutch buigen, Middle Low German bugen, Old High German biogan, German biegen, Gothic biugan "to bend," Old Norse boginn "bent"), from *beugen, from PIE root *bheug- (3) "to bend," with derivatives referring to bent, pliable, or curved objects (cognates: Sanskrit bhujati "bends, thrusts aside;" Old High German boug, Old English beag "a ring"). The noun in this sense is first recorded 1650s. Related: Bowed; bowing. Bow out "withdraw" is from 1942.\n\n\n
weapon for shooting arrows, Old English boga "archery bow, arch, rainbow," from Proto-Germanic *bugon (cognates: Old Norse bogi, Old Frisian boga, Dutch boog, German Bogen "bow;" see bow (v.)). The sense of "a looped knot" is from 1540s. The musician's bow (1570s) formerly was curved like the archer's. Bowlegged is attested from 1550s.
"front of a ship," mid-14c., from Old Norse bogr or Middle Dutch boech "bow of a ship," literally "shoulder (of an animal)," the connecting notion being "the shoulders of the ship." See bough.
Etymology 1 n. 1 A weapon made of a curved piece of wood or other flexible material whose ends are connected by a string, used for shooting arrows. 2 A curved bend in a rod or planar surface, or in a linear formation such as a river (see ''oxbow''). 3 A rod with horsehair (or an artificial substitute) stretched between the ends, used for playing various stringed musical instruments. 4 A stringed instrument, similar to the item described above. 5 A type of knot with two loops, used to tie together two cords such as shoelaces or apron strings, and frequently used as decoration, such as in gift-wrapping. 6 Anything bent or curved, such as a rainbow. 7 The U-shaped piece which goes around the neck of an ox and fastens it to the yoke. 8 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 hair, fur, etc., used by hatters. 9 (context nautical English) A crude sort of quadrant formerly used for taking the sun's altitude at se
10 (context saddlery English) Two pieces of wood which form the arched forward part of a saddletree. v
1 To play music on (a stringed instrument) using a bow. 2 (context intransitive English) To become bent or curved. 3 (context transitive English) To make something bend or curve. 4 (context transitive figurative English) To exercise powerful or controlling influence over; to bend, figuratively; to turn; to incline. 5 (context intransitive English) To premiere. Etymology 2
n. 1 A gesture, usually showing respect, made by inclining the head or bending forward at the waist; a reverence 2 A debut vb. (context intransitive English) To bend oneself as a gesture of respect or deference. Etymology 3
n. (context nautical English) The front of a boat or ship.
v. bend one's knee or body, or lower one's head; "He bowed before the King"; "She bowed her head in shame" [syn: bow down]
bend the head or the upper part of the body in a gesture of respect or greeting; "He bowed before the King"
play on a string instrument
n. a knot with two loops and loose ends; used to tie shoelaces [syn: bowknot]
a slightly curved piece of resilient wood with taut horsehair strands, used in playing certain stringed instrument
curved piece of resilient wood with taut cord to propel arrows
something curved in shape [syn: arc]
an appearance by actors or performers at the end of the concert or play in order to acknowledge the applause of the audience [syn: curtain call]
a decorative interlacing of ribbons
a stroke with a curved piece of wood with taut horsehair strands that is used in playing stringed instruments
BOW as an acronym may refer to:
- BOW - Bride Of The World - an International Beauty Pageant.
- Bag of Waters - Amniotic sac
- Bartow Municipal Airport - a public use airport located four miles (6 km) northeast of the central business district of Bartow, a city in Polk County, Florida, United States.
In rowing, the " bow" or sometimes "bows" of a boat is the forward part of the hull, the point that is most forward when the vessel is underway. The other end of the boat is called the stern. The rower closest to the bow of the boat is also known as "bow".
Bow is a fictional character in the Filmation animated series She-Ra: Princess of Power. Together with his steed, Arrow, he is one of the members of the Great Rebellion against the Evil Horde. He was one of the characters that is most frequently seen in the series. He was first seen in Episode 1, disguised in a bar where he met Prince Adam, who was then sent to a mission to find the owner of the Sword of Protection.
Usage examples of "bow".
The academician lowered himself to the ground and sat, disconsolate, his head bowed.
I know also that there is a power before which even academicism must bow, and to this power I look not unhopefully for support.
When Pahni and Bhapa bowed in acquiescence, he smiled crookedly and did the same.
The gypsy stopped abruptly, and turned an eye, in which menace vainly struggled with good-humour, upon each of his brethren, as they submissively bowed to him and his protege, and poured forth a profusion of promises, to which their admonitor did not even condescend to listen.
The gallant officers, now realizing for the first time that a girl--and a pretty one--was one of the passengers of the big aeroplane, waved their hats and bowed profoundly.
He bowed politely to the baroness, familiarly to Danglars, and affectionately to Monte Cristo.
The last blast caused a jam rise on the bow planes maybe blew some gases into the aft ballast tanks.
After a few moments the seeker saw the shape forming up ahead, the boxy bridge, the pointed bow, the tall central mast and the funnel aft, with the box of the hangar for the Dauphin helicopter and the flat helo-deck aft.
The dancers in the afterglow do not break rhythm, but do introduce a kind of bow into their prancing.
Frenchman, making one of his best bows, and playing gracefully with the aiguillettes that danced upon his breast, proceeded in courteous accents to deliver his mission.
We had turned northward in the night, rounding the lower tip of Alba, and I could see her green coastline lying off our starboard bow, hazy in the distance.
Seregil asked in a haughty, slightly nasal voice, giving Alec an elaborate bow.
Pausing to tune the harp, he snapped the string and, after a tense, whispered exchange with Alec, rose and bowed to the mayor.
Master Radly had included an oilskin bow case and a covered quiver in the price of the bow, to which Alec had added a score of arrows, linen twine and wax for bowstrings, and packets of red and white fletching.
Clutching his bow and quiver, Alec dropped and scrambled on his belly to the nearest trees.