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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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To bend or stoop; incline the head in salutation.

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Used as a verb, listen here, it means: To bend or stoop; incline the head in salutation. Used as a noun, listen here, it means: A knot of cloth or string with a curved part on either side, and two loose ends, worn in the hair as decoration or for tying shoelaces.

Usage examples (34)
  • Who has seen the wind? Neither you nor I: But when the trees bow down their heads. The wind is passing by.
  • He pointed the bow of the boat toward the finish line
  • Noun : He drew the bow and sent the arrow to its target. ,He is the best bow in the county
  • Adjective : bow legs for more
Tutoring comment
  • A "beau" is a boyfriend; "beaus" or "beaux" are more than one beau. A "bow" is a weapon that shoots arrows, a stick for playing the violin, anything curved, or a decorative knot.
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