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Meaning of bow

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

      n 1: a knot with two loops and loose ends; used to tie shoelaces
           [syn: {bow}, {bowknot}]
      2: a slightly curved piece of resilient wood with taut horsehair
         strands; used in playing certain stringed instruments
      3: front part of a vessel or aircraft; "he pointed the bow of
         the boat toward the finish line" [syn: {bow}, {fore}, {prow},
      4: a weapon for shooting arrows, composed of a curved piece of
         resilient wood with a taut cord to propel the arrow
      5: something curved in shape [syn: {bow}, {arc}]
      6: bending the head or body or knee as a sign of reverence or
         submission or shame or greeting [syn: {bow}, {bowing},
      7: an appearance by actors or performers at the end of the
         concert or play in order to acknowledge the applause of the
         audience [syn: {bow}, {curtain call}]
      8: a decorative interlacing of ribbons
      9: a stroke with a curved piece of wood with taut horsehair
         strands that is used in playing stringed instruments
      v 1: bend one's knee or body, or lower one's head; "He bowed
           before the King"; "She bowed her head in shame" [syn:
           {bow}, {bow down}]
      2: yield to another's wish or opinion; "The government bowed to
         the military pressure" [syn: {submit}, {bow}, {defer},
         {accede}, {give in}]
      3: bend the head or the upper part of the body in a gesture of
         respect or greeting; "He bowed before the King"
      4: 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" [syn: {crouch}, {stoop}, {bend},
      5: play on a string instrument with a bow

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