Bow means to bend one's head or body in respect or recognition or to yield to someone's authority.(verb)
An example of bow is how two opponents greet each other before they begin a karate match.
The definition of a bow is anything curved or bent, especially a device used for shooting arrows.(noun)
An example of bow is what an archer uses to shoot arrows.
Bow is defined as the very front part of a ship.(noun)
An example of bow is where the "flying scene" takes place in the movie Titanic.
See bow in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME bouen < OE bugan, to bend < IE base *bheugh-, to bend > Ger biegen; the bow is 17th c.
Origin: ME boue < OE boga < PGmc *boga < base of bow
transitive verb, intransitive verb
Origin: ME boue < LowG or Scand: LowG būg, Du boeg, Swed bog, shoulder, shoulders of a ship, bows; akin to bough
See bow in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English boue
Origin: , probably of Low German origin; see bheug- in Indo-European roots.
verb bowed, bow·ing, bows verb, intransitive
Origin: Middle English bowen
Origin: , from Old English būgan; see bheug- in Indo-European roots.
Origin: Middle English bowe
Origin: , from Old English boga; see bheug- in Indo-European roots.
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