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bows, plural;
  1. Bend the head or upper part of the body as a sign of respect, greeting, or shame
    • - he turned and bowed to his father
    • - they refused to bow down before the king
    • - councilors stood with heads bowed
    • - she knelt and bowed her head
  2. Express (thanks, agreement, or other sentiments) by bending one's head respectfully
    • - he looked at Hector before bowing grave thanks
  3. Bend the body in order to see or concentrate
    • - my mother sat bowed over a library book
  4. Cause (something) to bend with age or under a heavy weight
    • - the vines were bowed down with flowers
    • - the grass bowed down before the wind
  5. Submit to pressure or to someone's demands
    • - the mayor bowed to public opinion
  6. Usher (someone) in a specified direction while bowing respectfully
    • - a gorgeously dressed footman bowed her into the hallway
  1. The front end of a ship
    • - water sprayed high over her bows
    • - stand in the bow

  1. a knot with two loops and loose ends; used to tie shoelaces
  2. bend one's knee or body, or lower one's head; "He bowed before the King"; "She bowed her head in shame"
  3. a slightly curved piece of resilient wood with taut horsehair strands; used in playing certain stringed instruments
  4. submit: yield to another's wish or opinion; "The government bowed to the military pressure"
  5. front part of a vessel or aircraft; "he pointed the bow of the boat toward the finish line"
  6. bend the head or the upper part of the body in a gesture of respect or greeting; "He bowed before the King"
  7. Bartow Municipal Airport is a public use airport located four miles (6 km) northeast of the central business district of Bartow, a city in Polk County, Florida, United States. It is owned by the Bartow Municipal Airport Development Authority.
  8. A boat is a watercraft of modest size designed to float or plane, to provide passage across water. Usually this water will be inland (lakes) or in protected coastal areas. However, boats such as the whaleboat were designed to be operated from a ship in an offshore environment. ...
  9. In music, a bow is moved across some part of a musical instrument, causing vibration which the instrument emits as sound. The vast majority of bows are used with string instruments, although some bows are used with musical saws and other bowed idiophones.
  10. Bow is a town in Merrimack County, New Hampshire, United States. The population was 7,138 at the 2000 census.
  11. The Bow River is a river in the Canadian province of Alberta. It is a tributary of the South Saskatchewan River, and is considered the headwater of the Nelson River.
  12. Bow is a term which has multiple meanings within the sport of rowing. It is used to refer to a rower seated in a particular position and to one side of the boat.
  13. A weapon made of a curved piece of wood or other flexible material whose ends are connected by a string, used for shooting arrows; A curved bend in a rod or planar surface, or in a linear formation such as a river (see oxbow); A rod with horsehair (or an artificial substitute) stretched between ...
  14. (Bowing) (bowed string instruments; เครื่องสี, khrueang si)
  15. (Bowing) A board that has warped, where the ends have lifted.
  16. (Bowing) A courtship behavior of a male pigeon like puffing out his neck feathers, lowering his head and turning around in circles.
  17. (Bowing) A curve in a normally straight long bone. This can be the result of angulation from healed fractures or gradual deformation of the bone over time as a response to the forces upon it.
  18. (Bowing) A type of warping that causes boards to curl up at their ends.
  19. (Bowing) Mechanical separation and layering of wool or fur fibers.
  20. (Bowing) Usually caused by finishing.  Woven filling yarns lien in an arc across fabric width: in knits the course lines lie in an arc across width of goods. Critical on stripes or patterns and not as critical on solid color fabrics.
  21. (Bowing) the marking for stringed instruments to show which notes should be played to which stroke (up or down) of the bow
  22. (Bowing) “The Buddhist practice of bowing to the Buddha . . . diminishes one’s habits of self-importance, pride, and arrogance. It is also a good physical exercise that can make the body strong. . . .”
  23. (bowing) A warping or curving of the wall cladding.
  24. (Bowness) is also associated with several other bands including Henry Fool, Samuel Smiles and Darkroom. He was a former member of After The Stranger. Steven Wilson is associated with many other bands, including Porcupine Tree, Incredible Expanding Mindfuck and Bass Communion. -- Fred Trafton
  25. (Bows) One’s strength to meet life’s changes.