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1. down

adverb. ['ˈdaʊn'] spatially or metaphorically from a higher to a lower level or position.

Synonyms

  • downward
  • downwardly

Antonyms

  • upwards
  • upwardly
  • up

Etymology

  • doun (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • dun (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • dune (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • dún (Old Norse)

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Words that Rhyme with Bow Down

  • abbottstown
  • abbotstown
  • run-down
  • mcquown
  • facedown
  • downtown
  • uptown
  • renown
  • mcgown
  • mccown
  • mccoun
  • frown
  • drown
  • crowne
  • crown
  • clown
  • browne
  • brown
  • towne
  • town
  • shoun
  • noun
  • lown
  • gown
  • downe
  • around

2. down

adjective. ['ˈdaʊn'] being or moving lower in position or less in some value.

Synonyms

  • set
  • downbound
  • thrown
  • descending
  • behind
  • downfield
  • downward
  • weak
  • low
  • fallen

Antonyms

  • high
  • up
  • night school
  • disqualify

Etymology

  • doun (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • dun (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • dune (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • dún (Old Norse)

3. down

verb. ['ˈdaʊn'] drink down entirely.

Synonyms

  • toss off
  • belt down
  • drink down
  • bolt down
  • kill
  • imbibe
  • pour down
  • drink

Antonyms

  • imperceptible
  • smart
  • infallible
  • irregular

Etymology

  • doun (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • dun (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • dune (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • dún (Old Norse)

4. 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)

5. 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)

6. 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)

7. 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)

8. 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)

9. 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)

10. 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)
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