1. A knot with two loops and loose ends;
    Used to tie shoelaces (synset 102883431)
  2. A slightly curved piece of resilient wood with taut horsehair strands;
    Used in playing certain stringed instruments (synset 102882759)
  3. Front part of a vessel or aircraft (synset 102883250)
    "he pointed the bow of the boat toward the finish line"
  4. A weapon for shooting arrows, composed of a curved piece of resilient wood with a taut cord to propel the arrow (synset 102882960)
  5. Something curved in shape (synset 113918793)
  6. Bending the head or body or knee as a sign of reverence or submission or shame or greeting (synset 107289130)
  7. 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)
  8. A decorative interlacing of ribbons (synset 102883550)
  9. A stroke with a curved piece of wood with taut horsehair strands that is used in playing stringed instruments (synset 100548802)
  1. Bend one's knee or body, or lower one's head (synset 200900454)
    "He bowed before the King"; "She bowed her head in shame"
  2. Yield to another's wish or opinion (synset 200879879)
    "The government bowed to the military pressure"
  3. Bend the head or the upper part of the body in a gesture of respect or greeting (synset 202044118)
    "He bowed before the King"
  4. Bend one's back forward from the waist on down (synset 202066560)
    "he crouched down"; "She bowed before the Queen"; "The young man stooped to pick up the girl's purse"
  5. Play on a stringed instrument with a bow (synset 201733174)

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