Textual thesaurus for "bow"

(noun) prow, fore, stem

front part of a vessel or aircraft

he pointed the bow of the boat toward the finish line

(noun) bowknot

a knot with two loops and loose ends; used to tie shoelaces

(noun) curtain call

an appearance by actors or performers at the end of the concert or play in order to acknowledge the applause of the audience

(noun) obeisance, bowing

bending the head or body or knee as a sign of reverence or submission or shame or greeting

(noun) arc

something curved in shape

(verb) submit, defer, give in, accede

yield to another's wish or opinion

The government bowed to the military pressure

(verb) bow down

bend one's knee or body, or lower one's head

He bowed before the King; She bowed her head in shame

(verb) stoop, bend, crouch

bend one's back forward from the waist on down

he crouched down; She bowed before the Queen; The young man stooped to pick up the girl's purse