Associations to the word «Bow»

Pictures for the word «Bow»

Wiktionary

BOW, noun. A weapon made of a curved piece of wood or other flexible material whose ends are connected by a string, used for shooting arrows.
BOW, noun. A curved bend in a rod or planar surface, or in a linear formation such as a river (see oxbow).
BOW, noun. A rod with horsehair (or an artificial substitute) stretched between the ends, used for playing various stringed musical instruments.
BOW, noun. A stringed instrument (chordophone), consisting of a stick with a single taut cord stretched between the ends, most often played by plucking.
BOW, noun. 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.
BOW, noun. Anything bent or curved, such as a rainbow.
BOW, noun. The U-shaped piece which goes around the neck of an ox and fastens it to the yoke.
BOW, noun. 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.
BOW, noun. (nautical) A crude sort of quadrant formerly used for taking the sun's altitude at sea.
BOW, noun. (saddlery) Two pieces of wood which form the arched forward part of a saddletree.
BOW, verb. To play music on (a stringed instrument) using a bow.
BOW, verb. (intransitive) To become bent or curved.
BOW, verb. (transitive) To make something bend or curve.
BOW, verb. (transitive) (figurative) To exercise powerful or controlling influence over; to bend, figuratively; to turn; to incline.
BOW, verb. (intransitive) To premiere.
BOW, verb. (intransitive) To bend oneself as a gesture of respect or deference.
BOW, verb. (transitive and intransitive) To debut.
BOW, verb. (intransitive) To defer (to something).
BOW, noun. A gesture, usually showing respect, made by inclining the head or bending forward at the waist; a reverence
BOW, noun. A debut
BOW, noun. (nautical) The front of a boat or ship.
BOW AND ARROW, noun. A weapon consisting of a bow and a supply of arrows, often kept in a quiver.
BOW AND SCRAPE, verb. To make a deep bow with the right leg drawn back (thus scraping the floor), left hand pressed across the abdomen, right arm held aside.
BOW AND SCRAPE, verb. (idiomatic) (by extension) To behave in a servile, obsequious, or excessively polite manner.
BOW AND SCRAPE, noun. A deep formal bow with right leg drawn back touching the ground.
BOW CHASER, noun. One of a pair of long guns mounted forward in the bow of a sailing warship to fire directly ahead; used when chasing an enemy to shoot away her sails and rigging
BOW CHICA WOW WOW, noun. Alternative form of bow chicka wow wow
BOW CHICKA BOW WOW, noun. Alternative form of bow chicka wow wow
BOW CHICKA WOW WOW, noun. (euphemistic) Sexual activity or approval.
BOW CHICKA WOW WOW, noun. (onomatopoeia) The sounds of music used in porn movies or with strippers.
BOW COMPASS, noun. An arcograph.
BOW COMPASS, noun. A small pair of compasses, one leg of which carries a pencil or pen for drawing circles. Its legs are often connected by a bow-shaped spring rather than a joint.
BOW COMPASS, noun. A pair of compasses with a bow or arched plate riveted to one of the legs and passing through the other.
BOW COMPASSES, noun. Plural of bow compass
BOW DIDDLEY, noun. Alternative spelling of diddley bow
BOW DIDDLEYS, noun. Plural of bow diddley
BOW DOWN, verb. (intransitive) (idiomatic) to bow, to bend oneself as a gesture of respect or deference
BOW HARP, noun. Synonym of arched harp.
BOW HARPS, noun. Plural of bow harp
BOW KITE, noun. An inflatable kite incorporating a bridle on the leading edge, and used in kiteboarding or snowkiting.
BOW KITES, noun. Plural of bow kite
BOW NET, noun. A trap for lobsters, consisting of a wickerwork cylinder with a funnel-shaped entrance at one end.
BOW NET, noun. A net for catching birds.
BOW NETS, noun. Plural of bow net
BOW OUT, verb. (idiomatic) To resign, or leave, with one's credibility still intact.
BOW PEN, noun. Bow compasses, one leg of which carries a pen
BOW PENCIL, noun. Bow compasses, one leg of which carries a pencil
BOW PENCILS, noun. Plural of bow pencil
BOW PENS, noun. Plural of bow pen
BOW SAW, noun. A lightweight metal-framed saw in the shape of a bow with a removable coarse wide blade, used for cutting tree trunks.
BOW SAW, noun. A woodworking saw used for straight or curved cuts.
BOW SHOCK, noun. (fluid dynamics) a shock wave formed by the bow of an object travelling at supersonic speed
BOW SHOCK, noun. (astronomy) the region of the magnetosphere in which the solar wind slows from supersonic to subsonic
BOW SHOCK, noun. Bow wave
BOW SHOCKS, noun. Plural of bow shock
BOW SPRING, noun. A spring in the shape of a bow.
BOW STREET RUNNER, noun. (colloquial) (historical) A member of an early police force founded in 1742 in London, England.
BOW THRUSTER, noun. A propulsion unit mounted in or on the bow of a vehicle
BOW THRUSTER, noun. (nautical) a sideways pointing thruster mounted in a tunnel in the bow or under the bow in a pod, for increased maneuverability
BOW THRUSTER, noun. (aviation) a fixed or adjustable direction propeller unit mounted on the bow of an airship for increased maneuverability
BOW TIE, noun. Alternative spelling of bowtie
BOW WINDOW, noun. (architecture) A curved, bow-shaped window space projecting outward from the main walls of a building, similar to a bay window.
BOW WINDOWS, noun. Plural of bow window
BOW WOW, noun. The sound of a dog barking
BOW WOW, noun. (childish) A dog.
BOW WOWS, noun. Plural of bow wow

Dictionary definition

BOW, noun. A knot with two loops and loose ends; used to tie shoelaces.
BOW, noun. A slightly curved piece of resilient wood with taut horsehair strands; used in playing certain stringed instruments.
BOW, noun. Front part of a vessel or aircraft; "he pointed the bow of the boat toward the finish line".
BOW, noun. A weapon for shooting arrows, composed of a curved piece of resilient wood with a taut cord to propel the arrow.
BOW, noun. Something curved in shape.
BOW, noun. Bending the head or body or knee as a sign of reverence or submission or shame or greeting.
BOW, noun. An appearance by actors or performers at the end of the concert or play in order to acknowledge the applause of the audience.
BOW, noun. A decorative interlacing of ribbons.
BOW, noun. A stroke with a curved piece of wood with taut horsehair strands that is used in playing stringed instruments.
BOW, verb. Bend one's knee or body, or lower one's head; "He bowed before the King"; "She bowed her head in shame".
BOW, verb. Yield to another's wish or opinion; "The government bowed to the military pressure".
BOW, verb. Bend the head or the upper part of the body in a gesture of respect or greeting; "He bowed before the King".
BOW, verb. 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, verb. Play on a string instrument with a bow.

Wise words

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