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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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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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