Definition of Bowed in English :

Define Bowed in English

Bowed meaning in English

Meaning of Bowed in English

Pronunciation of Bowed in English

Bowed pronunciation in English

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1. bowed

of a stringed instrument; sounded by stroking with a bow

2. arced, arched, arching, arciform, arcuate, bowed

forming or resembling an arch

Example Sentences:
'an arched ceiling'

3. bandy, bandy-legged, bowed, bowleg, bowlegged

have legs that curve outward at the knees

4. bowed, bowing

showing an excessively deferential manner

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of bowed
lowered; bent forward; curved
bowed head
bowed back
2.  bowed down

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see synonyms of bowed
v. bowed, bow·ing, bows
1. To bend or curve downward; stoop.
2. To incline the body or head or bend the knee in greeting, consent, courtesy, acknowledgment, submission, or veneration.
3. To yield in defeat or out of courtesy; submit. See Synonyms at yield.
1. To bend (the head, knee, or body) to express greeting, consent, courtesy, acknowledgment, submission, or veneration.
2. To convey (greeting, for example) by bending the body.
3. To escort deferentially: bowed us into the restaurant.
4. To cause to acquiesce; submit.
5. To overburden: Grief bowed them down.
An inclination of the head or body, as in greeting, consent, courtesy, acknowledgment, submission, or veneration.
1. A bent, curved, or arched object.
2. A weapon consisting of a curved, flexible strip of material, especially wood, strung taut from end to end and used to launch arrows.
a. An archer.
b. Archers considered as a group.
a. Music A rod having horsehair drawn tightly between its two raised ends, used in playing instruments of the violin and viol families.
b. A stroke made by this rod.
5. A knot usually having two loops and two ends; a bowknot.
a. A frame for the lenses of a pair of eyeglasses.
b. The part of such a frame passing over the ear.
7. A rainbow.
8. An oxbow.
v. bowed, bow·ing, bows
1. To bend (something) into the shape of a bow.
2. Music To play (a stringed instrument) with a bow.
1. To bend into a curve or bow.
2. Music To play a stringed instrument with a bow.

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