bow : Common Errors in English

About bow

When it shoots arrows, plays your violin, or secures your shoelaces, “bow” rhymes with “go.” When it’s a respectful bending of the body or the front end of a ship, it rhymes with “cow” and sounds just like the “bough” on a tree.

bow Meaning(s)

  • (n) a knot with two loops and loose ends; used to tie shoelaces
  • (n) a slightly curved piece of resilient wood with taut horsehair strands; used in playing certain stringed instruments
  • (n) front part of a vessel or aircraft
  • (n) a weapon for shooting arrows, composed of a curved piece of resilient wood with a taut cord to propel the arrow
  • (n) something curved in shape
  • (n) bending the head or body or knee as a sign of reverence or submission or shame or greeting
  • (n) an appearance by actors or performers at the end of the concert or play in order to acknowledge the applause of the audience
  • (n) a decorative interlacing of ribbons
  • (n) a stroke with a curved piece of wood with taut horsehair strands that is used in playing stringed instruments
  • (v) bend one's knee or body, or lower one's head
  • (v) yield to another's wish or opinion
  • (v) bend the head or the upper part of the body in a gesture of respect or greeting
  • (v) bend one's back forward from the waist on down
  • (v) play on a string instrument with a bow

bow in News

  1. Bow hunting at PTA this weekend

    Army officials are opening several training areas for bow hunting at Pohakuloa Training Area on Saturday and Sunday from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. Training Areas 1-4 and 10-11 will be open for bow hunting of mammals only.
    on June 14, 2013 Source: Hawaii Tribune-Herald

  2. Debut your bow ties for Show Us Your Blues fundraiser

    Bow ties are trending in fashion for Show Us Your Blues!
    on June 12, 2013 Source: KTHV Little Rock

  3. Iron Bow Technologies Wins Cisco Geographical Region Award for Data Center Excellence at Cisco Partner Summit 2013

    Iron Bow Technologies LLC, an information technology solutions provider, announced today that the company has been recognized by Cisco Systems for three awards including: Commercial U.S.
    on June 11, 2013 Source: Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance

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