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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Bow v. t. [imp. & p. p. Bowed p. pr. & vb. n. Bowing.]
 1. To cause to deviate from straightness; to bend; to inflect; to make crooked or curved.
    We bow things the contrary way, to make them come to their natural straightness.   --Milton.
    The whole nation bowed their necks to the worst kind of tyranny.   --Prescott.
 2. To exercise powerful or controlling influence over; to bend, figuratively; to turn; to incline.
    Adversities do more bow men's minds to religion.   --Bacon.
    Not to bow and bias their opinions.   --Fuller.
 3. To bend or incline, as the head or body, in token of respect, gratitude, assent, homage, or condescension.
    They came to meet him, and bowed themselves to the ground before him.   --2 Kings ii. 15.
 4. To cause to bend down; to prostrate; to depress,;░ to crush; to subdue.
    Whose heavy hand hath bowed you to the grave.   --Shak.
 5. To express by bowing; as, to bow one's thanks.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Bow v. i. [imp. & p. p. Bowed p. pr. & vb. n. Bowing.] To play (music) with a bow. -- v. i. To manage the bow.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: used especially of the head or upper back; "a bent head and
             sloping shoulders" [syn: bent, inclined]
      2: of a stringed instrument; sounded by stroking with a bow
         [ant: plucked]
      3: forming or resembling an arch; "an arched ceiling" [syn: arced,
          arched, arching, arciform, arcuate]
      4: have legs that curve outward at the knees [syn: bandy, bandy-legged,
          bowleg, bowlegged]
      5: showing an excessively deferential manner [syn: bowing]