Definition - bow

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  1. a stroke with a curved piece of wood with taut horsehair strands that is used in playing stringed instruments
  2. a slightly curved piece of resilient wood with taut horsehair strands; used in playing certain stringed instruments
  3. a weapon for shooting arrows, composed of a curved piece of resilient wood with a taut cord to propel the arrow
  4. front part of a vessel or aircraft; "he pointed the bow of the boat toward the finish line"
  5. yield to another's wish or opinion; "The government bowed to the military pressure"
  6. a knot with two loops and loose ends; used to tie shoelaces
  7. bend one's knee or body, or lower one's head; "He bowed before the King"; "She bowed her head in shame"
  8. a decorative interlacing of ribbons
  9. play on a string instrument with a bow
  10. an appearance by actors or performers at the end of the concert or play in order to acknowledge the applause of the audience
  11. bend the head or the u

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