Definition - bow

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bow
  1. a stroke with a curved piece of wood with taut horsehair strands that is used in playing stringed instruments
  2. yield to another's wish or opinion; "The government bowed to the military pressure"
  3. a slightly curved piece of resilient wood with taut horsehair strands; used in playing certain stringed instruments
  4. bend one's knee or body, or lower one's head; "He bowed before the King"; "She bowed her head in shame"
  5. a weapon for shooting arrows, composed of a curved piece of resilient wood with a taut cord to propel the arrow
  6. play on a string instrument with a bow
  7. front part of a vessel or aircraft; "he pointed the bow of the boat toward the finish line"
  8. bend the head or the upper part of the body in a gesture of respect or greeting; "He bowed before the King"
  9. a knot with two loops and loose ends; used to tie shoelaces
  10. bend one's back forward from the waist on down; "he crouched down"; "She bowed before

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