A knot with two loops and loose ends; used to tie shoelaces.
Roget 847: ornament, ornamentation, ornamental art; ornature†, ornateness; adornment, decoration, embellishment; architecture; jewelry etc. 847.1. [surface coatings for wood: list] garnish, ... show more
A slightly curved piece of resilient wood with taut horsehair strands; used in playing certain stringed instruments.
Front part of a vessel or aircraft:
— He pointed the bow of the boat toward the finish line.
Dutch: boeg, voorschip, voorsteven
A weapon for shooting arrows, composed of a curved piece of resilient wood with a taut cord to propel the arrow.
Something curved in shape.
Polish: kabłąk, pałąk
Bending the head or body or knee as a sign of reverence or submission or shame or greeting.
An appearance by actors or performers at the end of the concert or play in order to acknowledge the applause of the audience.
synonym: curtain call.
A decorative interlacing of ribbons.
A stroke with a curved piece of wood with taut horsehair strands that is used in playing stringed instruments.
Bend one's knee or body, or lower one's head:
— He bowed before the King.
— She bowed her head in shame.
synonym: bow down.
Roget 894: be courteous etc. adj.; show courtesy etc. n.. mind one's P's and Q's, behave oneself, be all things to all men, conciliate, speak one fair, take in good part; make the amiable, do the amiable; ... show more
Yield to another's wish or opinion:
— The government bowed to the military pressure.
Dutch: opgeven, overgeven, prijsgeven, nijgen
Bend the head or the upper part of the body in a gesture of respect or greeting.
Bend one's back forward from the waist on down:
— She bowed before the Queen.
Play on a stringed instrument with a bow.
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