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  • 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
    he pointed the bow of the boat toward the finish line
  • 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
    He bowed before the King
    She bowed her head in shame
  • v  yield to another's wish or opinion
    The government bowed to the military pressure
  • v  bend the head or the upper part of the body in a gesture of respect or greeting
    He bowed before the King
  • v  bend one's back forward from the waist on down
    She bowed before the Queen
  • v  play on a string instrument with a bow

  • President Obama definitely bowed down when he shook the hand of Saudi Arabian King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz al-Saud at the G-20 in London last week.
  • Hunters in Pennsylvania have never been allowed to hunt with bows and arrows.
  • President Obama definitely bowed down when he shook the hand of Saudi Arabian King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz al-Saud at the G-20 in London last week.
News & Articles

  • Women gather to learn outdoor skills with BOW
    Phyllis Kelly, of Topeka, may not look like the outdoorsy type, but this Saturday, she came to Shawnee State lake to practice shooting, fishing, and cooking over a fire at BOW's Taste of the Outdoors event.
    June 15, 2013 - The Topeka Capital-Journal
  • 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.
    June 14, 2013 - Hawaii Tribune-Herald
  • 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.
    June 14, 2013 - Hawaii Tribune-Herald
Quotes

  • Charles Grassley in Reuters
    Republican Senator Charles Grassley said in a radio interview on Monday he would feel better if AIG's top managers were to "take that deep bow and say 'I'm sorry' and then either do one of two things: resign or go commit suicide."
  • Serena Williams in The Associated Press
    My bow didn't go the way I wanted,Williams said. "I didn't get my wrist action that I thought I would have, and then I got nervous. ...... I definitely handle pressure way better on the court than off."

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