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Noun
A weapon for shooting arrows
“The rider has turned in the saddle and is aiming his bow at the lower of two birds in the branches of a willow high above his head.”
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An act of bending the head or upper body as a sign of respect or greeting
“I was surprised to see a brazen boy, with quite peculiar looks, standing by the door in a deep theatrical bow towards the floor.”
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A curve, or something which is curved or curving
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“On the east was a beautiful bay with a sandy beach, which, beginning at a low rocky point, formed a bow and then stretched for several miles to the town of Kinghorn.”
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A knot tied with two loops and two loose ends
“It had a ribbon of the same color as the rose tied in a bow at the top.”
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The front end of a ship
“Steve stood at the bow of the ship, unprotected from the storm and hanging on for dear life as he pointed excitedly.”
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The action of inclining the body or head
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Violin bow
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The front end of something, especially an aircraft, car, or other vehicle
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The act of gesticulating, or making gestures to aid expression of thoughts, sentiments or passion
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Appearance to receive applause
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A person's first appearance or performance in a particular capacity or role
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A long, narrow piece of cloth, paper, plastic, or some other material
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Deep respect for someone or something
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Violin bows
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An act or instance of drooping
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A circular or rounded piece of something
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To bend the head or upper part of the body as a sign of respect, greeting, or shame
“From a field, the horses observe the great monuments, and, indeed, they bow before them.”
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To bend or distort in shape due to physical pressure
“The walls will tend to bow under the force of the sustained wind pressure.”
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To arc, curve, or deviate from a course or straight line
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“The river would begin to bow gently to the north before reaching the sea.”
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To submit to pressure or demands
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“Who else but a brute would order his armies to subdue citizens who refuse to bow to his demands?”
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To bend one's body forwards and downwards, typically as a sign of respect or submission
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To bow or bend one's body before someone as a sign of respect or deference
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To bend or hang downwards limply
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To set up, establish or initiate (something)
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To act in a subservient or submissive manner
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To greet or acknowledge, especially with a wave of the hand toward the forehead
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To experience or live through something
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To be in, or move into, a sloping position
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(based on instrument used) To produce music
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