Definitions of bow

The word "bow" uses 3 letters: bow.

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v. t. - To cause to deviate from straightness; to bend; to inflect; to make crooked or curved. 2

v. t. - To exercise powerful or controlling influence over; to bend, figuratively; to turn; to incline. 2

v. t. - To bend or incline, as the head or body, in token of respect, gratitude, assent, homage, or condescension. 2

v. t. - To cause to bend down; to prostrate; to depress,;/ to crush; to subdue. 2

v. t. - To express by bowing; as, to bow one's thanks. 2

v. i. - To bend; to curve. 2

v. i. - To stop. 2

v. i. - To bend the head, knee, or body, in token of reverence or submission; -- often with down. 2

v. i. - To incline the head in token of salutation, civility, or assent; to make bow. 2

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. 2

v. t. - Anything bent, or in the form of a curve, as the rainbow. 2

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. 2

v. t. - An ornamental knot, with projecting loops, formed by doubling a ribbon or string. 2

v. t. - The U-shaped piece which embraces the neck of an ox and fastens it to the yoke. 2

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. 2

v. t. - An arcograph. 2

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. 2

v. t. - A rude sort of quadrant formerly used for taking the sun's altitude at sea. 2

sing. or pl. - Two pieces of wood which form the arched forward part of a saddletree. 2

v. i. - To play (music) with a bow. 2

v. i. - To manage the bow. 2

n. - The bending or rounded part of a ship forward; the stream or prow. 2

n. - One who rows in the forward part of a boat; the bow oar. 2

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