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