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1. bow

verb. ['ˈbaʊ, ˈboʊ'] bend one's knee or body, or lower one's head.

Synonyms

  • bow down
  • congee
  • motion
  • conge
  • gesture

Antonyms

  • back
  • backward
  • last
  • posterior

Etymology

  • boga (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • bugan (English)
  • bwgan (Welsh)

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Rhymes with Bow

  • genego
  • taekwondo
  • tourtelot
  • pinsoneault
  • ex-voto
  • undergo
  • tondreau
  • tallyho
  • overflow
  • lambreau
  • jandreau
  • hwang-ho
  • guandjo
  • gendreau
  • cointreau
  • celo
  • cabo
  • brancheau
  • blincoe
  • apropos
  • vigneault
  • vigneau
  • van-gogh
  • tyo
  • truffaut
  • trudeau
  • therriault
  • theriault
  • tetreault
  • tableaux

How do you pronounce bow?

Pronounce bow as boʊ.

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Sentences with bow


1. Noun, singular or mass
This is the beginning of the butterfly bow.

2. Verb, base form
* Farfalle (bow ties)


Quotes about bow


1. Even strength must bow to wisdom sometimes.
- Rick Riordan, The Lightning Thief

2. You come of the Lord Adam and the Lady Eve,"said Aslan. "And that is both honour enough to erect the head of the poorest beggar, and shame enough to bow the shoulders of the greatest emperor on earth. Be content.
- C.S. Lewis, Prince Caspian

3. I love you when you bow in your mosque, kneel in your temple, pray in your church. For you and I are sons of one religion, and it is the spirit.
- Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet

2. bow

noun. ['ˈbaʊ, ˈboʊ'] a knot with two loops and loose ends; used to tie shoelaces.

Synonyms

  • bowknot

Antonyms

  • be born
  • survive

Etymology

  • boga (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • bugan (English)
  • bwgan (Welsh)

3. bow

verb. ['ˈbaʊ, ˈboʊ'] yield to another's wish or opinion.

Synonyms

  • yield
  • give in
  • succumb
  • knuckle under
  • submit
  • defer
  • buckle under

Antonyms

  • bend
  • sit down
  • arise
  • lie down

Etymology

  • boga (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • bugan (English)
  • bwgan (Welsh)

4. bow

noun. ['ˈbaʊ, ˈboʊ'] a slightly curved piece of resilient wood with taut horsehair strands; used in playing certain stringed instruments.

Synonyms

  • stick
  • violin bow

Antonyms

  • boo
  • moving
  • motionlessness

Etymology

  • boga (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • bugan (English)
  • bwgan (Welsh)

5. bow

noun. ['ˈbaʊ, ˈboʊ'] a weapon for shooting arrows, composed of a curved piece of resilient wood with a taut cord to propel the arrow.

Synonyms

  • bow and arrow
  • handbow
  • limb
  • weapon
  • Cupid's bow
  • crossbow
  • longbow
  • bowstring
  • arm

Antonyms

  • domineering
  • disesteem
  • disrespect
  • irreverence

Etymology

  • boga (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • bugan (English)
  • bwgan (Welsh)

6. bow

noun. ['ˈbaʊ, ˈboʊ'] front part of a vessel or aircraft.

Synonyms

  • vessel
  • fore
  • front
  • stem
  • prow

Antonyms

  • dissuasion
  • disarm
  • precede
  • leave office

Etymology

  • boga (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • bugan (English)
  • bwgan (Welsh)

7. bow

verb. ['ˈbaʊ, ˈboʊ'] bend the head or the upper part of the body in a gesture of respect or greeting.

Synonyms

  • kowtow
  • scrape
  • curtsy
  • genuflect
  • take a bow
  • change posture

Antonyms

  • unfasten
  • dislodge
  • travel
  • move

Etymology

  • boga (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • bugan (English)
  • bwgan (Welsh)

8. bow

verb. ['ˈbaʊ, ˈboʊ'] bend one's back forward from the waist on down.

Synonyms

  • bend
  • crouch
  • stoop
  • squinch
  • flex
  • cower
  • change posture

Antonyms

  • unravel
  • unknot
  • untwine
  • smoothness

Etymology

  • boga (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • bugan (English)
  • bwgan (Welsh)

9. bow

noun. ['ˈbaʊ, ˈboʊ'] something curved in shape.

Synonyms

  • curved shape
  • curve
  • rainbow

Antonyms

  • lie
  • refrain
  • expand
  • stretch

Etymology

  • boga (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • bugan (English)
  • bwgan (Welsh)

10. bow

noun. ['ˈbaʊ, ˈboʊ'] an appearance by actors or performers at the end of the concert or play in order to acknowledge the applause of the audience.

Synonyms

  • curtain call

Antonyms

  • stand
  • resist

Etymology

  • boga (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • bugan (English)
  • bwgan (Welsh)
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