wordswarm.net: free dictionary lookup

NEW: Pecarus, by Lexmilian de Mello,
A Book of Poetry Inspired by Wordswarm.net

Wordswarms From Years Past

13-Letter Words
12-Letter Words
11-Letter Words
10-Letter Words
9-Letter Words
8-Letter Words
7-Letter Words
6-Letter Words
5-Letter Words
4-Letter Words
3-Letter Words

Adjacent Words

bovine spongiform encephalitis
bovine spongiform encephalopathy
bow and arrow
Bow bells
Bow chaser
Bow compasses
bow down
Bow drill
Bow echo
Bow hand
Bow instrument
bow leg
bow legs
Bow net
Bow oar
bow out
Bow pen
Bow piece

Full-text Search for "Bow bearer"

Bow bearer definitions

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Bow Bow (b[=o]), n. [OE. bowe, boge, AS. boga, fr. AS. b[=u]gan to bend; akin to D. boog, G. bogen, Icel. bogi. See Bow, v. t.] 1. Anything bent, or in the form of a curve, as the rainbow. I do set my bow in the cloud. --Gen. ix. 13. 2. A weapon made of a strip of wood, or other elastic material, with a cord connecting the two ends, by means of which an arrow is propelled. 3. An ornamental knot, with projecting loops, formed by doubling a ribbon or string. 4. The U-shaped piece which embraces the neck of an ox and fastens it to the yoke. 5. (Mus.) An appliance consisting of an elastic rod, with a number of horse hairs stretched from end to end of it, used in playing on a stringed instrument. 6. An arcograph. 7. (Mech. & Manuf.) Any instrument consisting of an elastic rod, with ends connected by a string, employed for giving reciprocating motion to a drill, or for preparing and arranging the hair, fur, etc., used by hatters. 8. (Naut.) A rude sort of quadrant formerly used for taking the sun's altitude at sea. 9. (Saddlery) sing. or pl. Two pieces of wood which form the arched forward part of a saddletree. Bow bearer (O. Eng. Law), an under officer of the forest who looked after trespassers. Bow drill, a drill worked by a bow and string. Bow instrument (Mus.), any stringed instrument from which the tones are produced by the bow. Bow window (Arch.) See Bay window. To draw a long bow, to lie; to exaggerate. [Colloq.]

comments powered by Disqus

Wordswarm.net: Look up a word or phrase


wordswarm.net: free dictionary lookup