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KK Pronunciation

〔 baJ 〕


〔 bau 〕

Overview of noun bow

The noun bow has 9 senses

  • bow, bowknot -- (a knot with two loops and loose ends; used to tie shoelaces)

  • bow -- (a slightly curved piece of resilient wood with taut horsehair strands; used in playing certain stringed instruments)

  • bow, fore, prow, stem -- (front part of a vessel or aircraft; "he pointed the bow of the boat toward the finish line")

  • bow -- (a weapon for shooting arrows, composed of a curved piece of resilient wood with a taut cord to propel the arrow)

  • bow, arc -- (something curved in shape)

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

  • bow, curtain call -- (an appearance by actors or performers at the end of the concert or play in order to acknowledge the applause of the audience)

  • bow -- (a decorative interlacing of ribbons)

  • bow -- (a stroke with a curved piece of wood with taut horsehair strands that is used in playing stringed instruments)

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)