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Another word for bow

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Noun
  1. Something bent

      1. To cause to move around an axis or center; cause to rotate or revolve:
      2. To cause to move around in order to achieve a result, such as opening, closing, tightening, or loosening:
      3. To alter or control the functioning of (a mechanical device, for example) by the use of a rotating or similar movement:
      1. Being such that every part of the surface or the circumference is equidistant from the center:
      2. Moving in or forming a circle.
      3. Shaped like a cylinder; cylindrical.
      1. A line that deviates from straightness in a smooth, continuous fashion.
      2. A surface that deviates from planarity in a smooth, continuous fashion.
      3. Something characterized by such a line or surface, especially a rounded line or contour of the human body.
      1. The act of curving or the state of being curved.
      2. The ratio of the change in the angle of a tangent that moves over a given arc to the length of the arc.
      3. The limit of this ratio as the length of the arc approaches zero.
      1. An implement or tool, such as a bishop's crosier or a shepherd's staff, with a bent or curved part.
      2. A part that is curved or bent like a hook.
      3. A curve or bend; a turn:
      1. To cause to assume a curved or angular shape:
      2. To bring (a bow, for example) into a state of tension by drawing on a string or line.
      3. To force to assume a different direction or shape, according to one's own purpose:
    See also:

    straight

  2. An inclination of the head or body, as in greeting, consent, courtesy, submission, or worship

    See also:

    courtesy

Verb
  1. To swerve from a straight line

      1. To cause to move around an axis or center; cause to rotate or revolve:
      2. To cause to move around in order to achieve a result, such as opening, closing, tightening, or loosening:
      3. To alter or control the functioning of (a mechanical device, for example) by the use of a rotating or similar movement:
      1. Being such that every part of the surface or the circumference is equidistant from the center:
      2. Moving in or forming a circle.
      3. Shaped like a cylinder; cylindrical.
      1. A line that deviates from straightness in a smooth, continuous fashion.
      2. A surface that deviates from planarity in a smooth, continuous fashion.
      3. Something characterized by such a line or surface, especially a rounded line or contour of the human body.
      1. An implement or tool, such as a bishop's crosier or a shepherd's staff, with a bent or curved part.
      2. A part that is curved or bent like a hook.
      3. A curve or bend; a turn:
      1. To cause to assume a curved or angular shape:
      2. To bring (a bow, for example) into a state of tension by drawing on a string or line.
      3. To force to assume a different direction or shape, according to one's own purpose:
      1. A usually curved structure forming the upper edge of an open space and supporting the weight above it, as in a bridge or doorway.
      2. A structure, such as a freestanding monument, shaped like an inverted U.
      3. A curve with the ends down and the middle up:
      1. Something shaped like a curve or arch:
      2. A segment of a circle.
      3. An electric arc.
      1. To fish with a hook and line.
      2. To try to get something by indirect or artful means:
      3. A fishhook or fishing tackle.
    See also:

    straight

  2. To incline the body

      1. To bend forward and down from the waist or the middle of the back:
      2. To stand or walk, especially habitually, with the head and upper back bent forward.
      3. To lower or debase oneself:
      1. To crush or crunch.
      2. To crumple or squeeze; hunch:
      3. To hunch:
      1. An intuitive feeling or a premonition:
      2. A hump.
      3. A lump or chunk:
      1. A rounded mass or protuberance, such as the fleshy structure on the back of a camel or of some cattle.
      2. A deformity of the back in humans caused by an abnormal convex curvature of the upper spine.
      3. The act or an instance of having sexual intercourse.
      1. To cause to assume a curved or angular shape:
      2. To bring (a bow, for example) into a state of tension by drawing on a string or line.
      3. To force to assume a different direction or shape, according to one's own purpose:
      1. A usually curved structure forming the upper edge of an open space and supporting the weight above it, as in a bridge or doorway.
      2. A structure, such as a freestanding monument, shaped like an inverted U.
      3. A curve with the ends down and the middle up:
    See also:

    posture

  3. To give in from or as if from a gradual loss of strength

      1. To bend over or double up so that one part lies on another part:
      2. To make compact by doubling or bending over parts:
      3. To bring from an extended to a closed position:
      1. To give forth by a natural process, especially by cultivation:
      2. To furnish as return for effort or investment; be productive of:
      3. To give over possession of, as in deference or defeat; surrender:
      1. To relinquish possession or control of (something) to another because of demand or compulsion:
      2. To give up in favor of another, especially voluntarily:
      3. To give up or abandon:
      1. To submit to an overpowering force or yield to an overwhelming desire; give up or give in.
      2. To die, especially from a disease or injury.
      1. To yield or surrender (oneself) to the will or authority of another.
      2. To subject to a condition or process:
      3. To present (something) to the consideration or judgment of another:
      1. To surrender under specified conditions:
      2. To give up all resistance; acquiesce:
      1. A clasp for fastening two ends, as of straps or a belt, in which a device attached to one of the ends is fitted or coupled to the other.
      2. An ornament that resembles this clasp, such as a metal square on a shoe or hat.
      3. An instance of bending, warping, or crumpling; a bend or bulge.
    See also:

    resist

  4. To conform to the will or judgment of another, especially out of respect or courtesy

      1. To give forth by a natural process, especially by cultivation:
      2. To furnish as return for effort or investment; be productive of:
      3. To give over possession of, as in deference or defeat; surrender:
      1. To yield or surrender (oneself) to the will or authority of another.
      2. To subject to a condition or process:
      3. To present (something) to the consideration or judgment of another:
      1. To put off; postpone.
      2. To postpone the induction of (one eligible for the military draft).

Another word for bow

Noun
  1. See also:

    weapon

  2. Front of a boat

      1. The part of the human face or the forward part of the head of other vertebrates that contains the nostrils and organs of smell and forms the beginning of the respiratory tract.
      2. The sense of smell:
      3. The ability to detect, sense, or discover as if by smell:
      1. Located at or toward the front; forward.
      2. Earlier in order of occurrence; former.
      3. Something that is located at or toward the front.
      1. The main ascending part of a plant; a stalk or trunk.
      2. A slender stalk supporting or connecting another plant part, such as a leaf or flower.
      3. A banana stalk bearing several bunches of bananas.
      1. The uppermost or forwardmost part of the body of a vertebrate, containing the brain and the eyes, ears, nose, mouth, and jaws.
      2. The analogous part of an invertebrate organism.
      3. The length or height of such a part:
      1. The forward part of a ship's hull; the bow.
      2. A projecting forward part, such as the front end of a ski.
      1. A spar, extending forward from the stem of a ship, to which the stays of the foremast are fastened.
      1. The first or early part of a period of time.
      2. The anterior part, as of an object or organism.
    See also:

    front

  3. A bend from the waist

Verb
  1. To bend

  2. To submit

    See also:

    yield