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KK Pronunciation

〔 ˋboIŋ 〕


〔 ˊbouiŋ 〕

Overview of noun bowing

The noun bowing has 2 senses

  • bow, bowing, obeisance -- (bending the head or body or knee as a sign of reverence or submission or shame or greeting)

  • bowing -- (managing the bow in playing a stringed instrument; "the violinist's bowing was excellent")

Overview of verb bow

The verb bow has 5 senses

  • bow, bow down -- (bend one's knee or body, or lower one's head; "He bowed before the King"; "She bowed her head in shame")

  • submit, bow, defer, accede, give in -- (yield to another's wish or opinion; "The government bowed to the military pressure")

  • bow -- (bend the head or the upper part of the body in a gesture of respect or greeting; "He bowed before the King")

  • crouch, stoop, bend, bow -- (bend one's back forward from the waist on down; "he crouched down"; "She bowed before the Queen"; "The young man stooped to pick up the girl's purse")

  • bow -- (play on a string instrument with a bow)

Overview of adj bowing

The adj bowing has 1 sense

  • bowed, bowing -- (showing an excessively deferential manner)