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Synonyms for bow

Synonyms for (noun) bow

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

Similar words: stroke Definition: a single complete movement

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

Similar words: stick Definition: an implement consisting of a length of wood Usage: he collected dry sticks for a campfire; the kid had a candied apple on a stick

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

Similar words: arm, weapon, weapon system Definition: any instrument or instrumentality used in fighting or hunting Usage: he was licensed to carry a weapon

Synonyms: bow, prow, fore, stem Definition: front part of a vessel or aircraft Usage: he pointed the bow of the boat toward the finish line

Similar words: front Definition: the side that is seen or that goes first

Synonyms: bow, bowknot Definition: a knot with two loops and loose ends; used to tie shoelaces

Similar words: knot Definition: any of various fastenings formed by looping and tying a rope (or cord) upon itself or to another rope or to another object

Synonyms: bow Definition: a decorative interlacing of ribbons

Similar words: decoration, ornament, ornamentation Definition: something used to beautify

Synonyms: curtain call, bow Definition: an appearance by actors or performers at the end of the concert or play in order to acknowledge the applause of the audience

Similar words: thanks Definition: an acknowledgment of appreciation

Synonyms: obeisance, bow, bowing Definition: bending the head or body or knee as a sign of reverence or submission or shame or greeting

Similar words: reverence Definition: an act showing respect (especially a bow or curtsy)

Similar words: gesture, motion Definition: the use of movements (especially of the hands) to communicate familiar or prearranged signals

Synonyms: bow, arc Definition: something curved in shape

Similar words: curve, curved shape Definition: the trace of a point whose direction of motion changes

Synonyms for (verb) bow

Synonyms: submit, defer, bow, give in, accede Definition: yield to another's wish or opinion Usage: The government bowed to the military pressure

Similar words: buckle under, knuckle under, yield, give in, succumb Definition: consent reluctantly

Synonyms: bow, bow down Definition: bend one's knee or body, or lower one's head Usage: He bowed before the King; She bowed her head in shame

Similar words: gesticulate, gesture, motion Definition: show, express or direct through movement Usage: He gestured his desire to leave

Synonyms: bow Definition: play on a string instrument with a bow

Similar words: play Definition: play on an instrument Usage: The band played all night long

Synonyms: bow Definition: bend the head or the upper part of the body in a gesture of respect or greeting Usage: He bowed before the King

Similar words: change posture Definition: undergo a change in bodily posture

Synonyms: bow, stoop, bend, crouch Definition: bend one's back forward from the waist on down Usage: he crouched down; She bowed before the Queen; The young man stooped to pick up the girl's purse

Similar words: bend, flex Definition: form a curve Usage: The stick does not bend