bow

Noun
  • A knot with two loops and loose ends
    Used to tie shoelaces (synset 102883431)
  • A slightly curved piece of resilient wood with taut horsehair strands
    Used in playing certain stringed instruments (synset 102882759)
  • Front part of a vessel or aircraft (synset 102883250)
  • A weapon for shooting arrows, composed of a curved piece of resilient wood with a taut cord to propel the arrow (synset 102882960)
  • Something curved in shape (synset 113918793)
  • Bending the head or body or knee as a sign of reverence or submission or shame or greeting (synset 107289130)
  • An appearance by actors or performers at the end of the concert or play in order to acknowledge the applause of the audience (synset 107244001)
  • A decorative interlacing of ribbons (synset 102883550)
  • A stroke with a curved piece of wood with taut horsehair strands that is used in playing stringed instruments (synset 100548802)
Verb
  • Bend one's knee or body, or lower one's head (synset 200900454)
  • Yield to another's wish or opinion (synset 200879879)
  • Bend the head or the upper part of the body in a gesture of respect or greeting (synset 202044118)
  • Bend one's back forward from the waist on down (synset 202066560)
  • Play on a stringed instrument with a bow (synset 201733174)

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