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Synonyms for bow

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Wiktionary2.0 / 2 votes

  1. bow3


    stern, poop

English Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. bow

    In some cases a thing is spoken of as bent where the parts make an angle; but oftener to bend is understood to be to draw to or through a curve; as, to bend a bow. To submit or yield is to bend the mind humbly to another's wishes. To incline or influence is to bend another's wishes toward our own; to persuade is to draw them quite over. To warp is to bend silently through the whole fiber, as a board in the sun. To crook is to bend irregularly, as a crooked stick. Deflect, deviate, and diverge are said of any turning away; deviate commonly of a slight and gradual movement, diverge of a more sharp and decided one. To bias is to cut across the texture, or incline to one side; in figurative use always with an unfavorable import. Mold is a stronger work than bend; we may bend by a superior force that which still resists the constraint; as, a bent bow; we mold something plastic entirely to some desired form.

    bend, bias, crook, curve, deflect, deviate, diverge, incline, influence, mold, persuade, stoop, submit, turn, twine, twist, warp, yield

Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  1. bow, bowknotnoun

    a knot with two loops and loose ends; used to tie shoelaces

    bowing, arc, stem, fore, obeisance, bowknot, prow, curtain call

  2. bownoun

    a slightly curved piece of resilient wood with taut horsehair strands; used in playing certain stringed instruments

    bowing, arc, stem, fore, obeisance, bowknot, prow, curtain call

  3. bow, fore, prow, stemnoun

    front part of a vessel or aircraft

    "he pointed the bow of the boat toward the finish line"

    curtain call, arc, bowing, radical, fore, stem turn, stalk, base, obeisance, bowknot, stem, prow, root, theme, shank, root word

  4. bownoun

    a weapon for shooting arrows, composed of a curved piece of resilient wood with a taut cord to propel the arrow

    bowing, arc, stem, fore, obeisance, bowknot, prow, curtain call

  5. bow, arcnoun

    something curved in shape

    bowing, electric discharge, discharge, spark, arc, electric arc, stem, fore, obeisance, bowknot, prow, curtain call

  6. bow, bowing, obeisancenoun

    bending the head or body or knee as a sign of reverence or submission or shame or greeting

    obedience, bowing, arc, stem, fore, obeisance, bowknot, prow, curtain call

  7. bow, curtain callnoun

    an appearance by actors or performers at the end of the concert or play in order to acknowledge the applause of the audience

    bowing, arc, stem, fore, obeisance, bowknot, prow, curtain call

  8. bownoun

    a decorative interlacing of ribbons

    bowing, arc, stem, fore, obeisance, bowknot, prow, curtain call

  9. bowverb

    a stroke with a curved piece of wood with taut horsehair strands that is used in playing stringed instruments

    bowing, arc, stem, fore, obeisance, bowknot, prow, curtain call

  10. bow, bow downverb

    bend one's knee or body, or lower one's head

    "He bowed before the King"; "She bowed her head in shame"

    give in, prostrate, stoop, submit, accede, bend, bow down, crouch, defer

  11. submit, bow, defer, accede, give inverb

    yield to another's wish or opinion

    "The government bowed to the military pressure"

    put over, set back, put forward, buckle under, crouch, pass on, relegate, put in, resign, take, give in, state, subject, remit, acquiesce, reconcile, accede, prorogue, assent, knuckle under, put off, bend, render, defer, table, present, yield, postpone, posit, shelve, enter, hold over, succumb, bow down, stoop, submit

  12. bowverb

    bend the head or the upper part of the body in a gesture of respect or greeting

    "He bowed before the King"

    give in, stoop, submit, accede, bend, bow down, crouch, defer

  13. crouch, stoop, bend, bowverb

    bend one's back forward from the waist on down

    "he crouched down"; "She bowed before the Queen"; "The young man stooped to pick up the girl's purse"

    turn, accede, scrunch up, defer, twist, bend, hunker down, condescend, bow down, hunker, stoop, deform, scrunch, flex, turn away, deflect, give in, crouch, lower oneself, squat, submit

  14. bowverb

    play on a string instrument with a bow

    give in, stoop, submit, accede, bend, bow down, crouch, defer

Editors Contribution0.0 / 0 votes

  1. vandeverb

    Submitted by ansarimeharilahi86 on June 22, 2023  

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. bowverb

    bend, inflect, crook, incurvate, curve, make crooked

  2. bowverb

    incline, turn downward

  3. bowverb

    depress, sink, cast down, bring down

  4. bowverb

    bend, buckle, be inflected, be bent

  5. bowverb

    incline (in token of respect, reverence, or submission), make a bow

  6. bownoun

    (Naut.) fore part (of a ship), prow, beak, stem

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. bownoun

    nod, obeisance, salam, congé, stern, prow, beak, courtesy, curtsy

  2. bowverb

    bend, curve, crook, prostrate, overwhelm, crush, abase, yield, obey, submit, be obeisant, incline, nod

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "bow":

    cra, arc, arco, knot, loy, rcaf, curvature, rosette, 'arc

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How to use bow in a sentence?

  1. Julia Leeb:

    You have to bow ... out of respect, and if you take pictures, you should take the entire statue, you cannot take a portrait, for example ... because it's a lack of respect. And you cannot take pictures from behind.

  2. Charles Boyle:

    Testimony is like an arrow shot from a long-bow; its force depends on the strength of the hand that draws it. But argument is like an arrow from a cross-bow, which has equal force if drawn by a child or a man.

  3. David Cicilline:

    Our founders did not bow before a king and we should now bow before the emperors of the online economy.

  4. Paulo Coelho:

    A bow has no conscience: it is a prolongation of the hand and desire of the archer. It can serve to kill or to meditate. Therefore, always be clear about your intentions. A bow is flexible, but it has its limits. Stretching it beyond its capacity will break it or exhaust the hand holding it. Therefore, try to be in harmony with your instrument and never ask more than it can give.

  5. Chinese Proverb:

    If you bow at all, bow low.

Translations for bow

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  • ахыцAbkhaz
  • strykstokAfrikaans
  • ركع, قَوْس, انشوطة, انحنى, انحنى للتحيةArabic
  • смычо́к, лук, смыкBelarusian
  • извия се, поклоня се, панделка, извивам се, лък, извивам, свия, поклон, нос, извия, покланям се, свивам, извивкаBulgarian
  • goareg, gwaregBreton
  • corba, inclinació, doblegar, arc, reverència, corbar, vinclar, proaCatalan, Valencian
  • ӏадChechen
  • luk, poklona, příď, klička, smyčec, ohyb, ohnout, klanětCzech
  • bwa, blaenWelsh
  • bue, buk, bov, stryge, bukke, sløjfe, bøjeDanish
  • streichen, Bogen, Verbeugung, Bug, SchleifeGerman
  • daEwe
  • λυγίζω, δοξάρι, αψίδα, τόξο, πλώρη, φιόγκος, υπόκλιση, πρώρα, κυρτώνω, υποκλίνομαιGreek
  • arĉo, pafarko, arko, pruo, bantoEsperanto
  • arco, reverencia, proa, arquear, doblar, inclinar, lazoSpanish
  • vibuEstonian
  • خمیدن, خم, کرنش, کمان, تعظیم, آرشه, نماز, خم کردن, خماندنPersian
  • kaari, kokka, taivuttaa, kumartua, taipua, kumartaa, jousi, nauharuusuke, kumarrus, keula, rusettiFinnish
  • bogi, bógvurFaroese
  • archet, arc, proue, courber, fléchir, s'incliner, révérence, étraveFrench
  • strykstôk, bûge, bôge, in bûging meitsjen, bûging, boechWestern Frisian
  • bogha, tosachIrish
  • lùb, crom, bogha, ùmhlachd, toiseach, slatag, bogha-saighdeScottish Gaelic
  • croymManx
  • קֶשֶת, כופף, התכופף, קד, קידהHebrew
  • धनुष, कमानHindi
  • vonó, meghajol, masni, íj, hajóorrHungarian
  • աղեղArmenian
  • busurIndonesian
  • pruoIdo
  • svigna, bogi, hneiging, bógur, hneigja sig, slaufa, bugast, bogna, sveigja, strjúka, beygjaIcelandic
  • fiocco, arco, inchino, prua, archetto, curvare, incurvarsi, incurvare, piegarsi, fare la riverenza, piegare, curvarsi, inchinarsi, proraItalian
  • קשתHebrew
  • お辞儀する, 蝶結び, 弓, お辞儀, 辞儀, 辞儀するJapanese
  • მშვილდიGeorgian
  • тағзымKazakh
  • tagiutKalaallisut, Greenlandic
  • ធ្នូKhmer
  • ಬಿಲ್ಲುKannada
  • 활, 절, 이물Korean
  • kevanKurdish
  • arcusLatin
  • ຄັນທະນູLao
  • smičius, lankasLithuanian
  • loksLatvian
  • punake, puneke, tauihu, ihuMāori
  • се свиткува, се клања, панделка, гудало, свиткува, лак, поклон, гуди, се поклонува, свиокMacedonian
  • വില്ല്, കുനിയുകMalayalam
  • нумMongolian
  • panah, busurMalay
  • bue, baug, bogeNorwegian
  • strijkstok, buigen, strik, strijken, boog, buiging, boegDutch
  • boge, baugNorwegian Nynorsk
  • BueNorwegian
  • ałtį́į́Navajo, Navaho
  • arcOccitan
  • gashka'oojigan, naazhaabike'iganaak, mitigwaabOjibwe, Ojibwa
  • କୋଦଣ୍ଡOriya
  • zgięcie, kokarda, łuk, ukłon, dziób, prowadzić smyczek, kłaniać, smyczek, zgiąć, wygiąć, skłonić, zagięciePolish
  • curvar, arquear, arco, reverência, proa, laço, curva, [[tocar]] ([[com]] [[arco]]), curvar-sePortuguese
  • t'iwkaQuechua
  • artg, archRomansh
  • arc, apleca, închinaRomanian
  • лук, поклон, нос, бант, бантик, гнуться, кланяться, смычок, излучина, гнуть, поклонитьсяRussian
  • arcu, alcuSardinian
  • dávgiNorthern Sami
  • zavoj, klanjati, gudalo, luk, pognuti, лук, naklon, pramacSerbo-Croatian
  • luk, prova, sláčikSlovak
  • lokSlovene
  • harkAlbanian
  • bockning, bog, krökning, böjas, båge, kröka, bågna, rundning, buga, krokna, böja, bocka, rosett, stäv, stråke, pilbåge, bugning, förSwedish
  • uta, upindeSwahili
  • வில்Tamil
  • విల్లు, ధనుస్సుTelugu
  • ศร, โบว์, ธนู, โบ, หนังสะติ๊กThai
  • yayTurkish
  • смичо́к, лукUkrainian
  • دھنش, کمانUrdu
  • cung, 弓Vietnamese
  • bobVolapük
  • בויגןYiddish
  • Chinese

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