Definition of bow

Scrabble & Words with friends points


  • bow is a valid Scrabble US word with a point value of 8
  • bow is a valid Scrabble UK word with a point value of 8
  • bow is a valid Words with friends word with a point value of 9

Definition of bow


  • a knot with two loops and loose ends; used to tie shoelaces (noun)

    Synonyms

    1. bowknot
  • bending the head or body or knee as a sign of reverence or submission or shame or greeting (noun)

    Synonyms

    1. bowing
    2. obeisance
  • an appearance by actors or performers at the end of the concert or play in order to acknowledge the applause of the audience (noun)

    Synonyms

    1. curtain call
  • something curved in shape (noun)

    Synonyms

    1. arc
  • yield to another's wish or opinion (verb)

    Examples

    1. The government bowed to the military pressure

    Synonyms

    1. accede
    2. defer
    3. give in
    4. submit
  • bend one's back forward from the waist on down (verb)

    Examples

    1. She bowed before the Queen

    Synonyms

    1. bend
    2. crouch
    3. stoop
  • front part of a vessel or aircraft (noun)

    Examples

    1. he pointed the bow of the boat toward the finish line

    Synonyms

    1. fore
    2. prow
    3. stem
  • bend one's knee or body, or lower one's head (verb)

    Examples

    1. He bowed before the King
    2. She bowed her head in shame

    Synonyms

    1. bow down
  • a decorative interlacing of ribbons (noun)
  • a slightly curved piece of resilient wood with taut horsehair strands; used in playing certain stringed instruments (noun)
  • a stroke with a curved piece of wood with taut horsehair strands that is used in playing stringed instruments (noun)
  • a weapon for shooting arrows, composed of a curved piece of resilient wood with a taut cord to propel the arrow (noun)
  • bend the head or the upper part of the body in a gesture of respect or greeting (verb)

    Examples

    1. He bowed before the King
  • play on a stringed instrument with a bow (verb)

See definition of bow in Merriam Webster

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