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Bowed definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

BOW'ED, pp. Bent; crushed; subdued.
BOWED, pp. Bent; like a bow.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

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

Merriam Webster's

I. adjective Etymology: past participle of 1bow Date: 14th century 1. bent downward and forward <listened with bowed heads> 2. having the back and head inclined II. adjective Etymology: partly from 3bow + -ed; partly from past participle of 4bow Date: 15th century furnished with or shaped like a bow

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

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

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Bow Bow (bou), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Bowed; p. pr. & vb. n. Bowing.] [OE. bowen, bogen, bugen, AS. b[=u]gan (generally v. i.); akin to D. buigen, OHG. biogan, G. biegen, beugen, Icel. boginn bent, beygja to bend, Sw. b["o]ja, Dan. b["o]ie, bugne, Coth. biugan; also to L. fugere to flee, Gr. ?, and Skr. bhuj to bend. [root]88. Cf. Fugitive.] 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.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

1. Something that is bowed is curved. ...an old lady with bowed legs. = curved ? straight ADJ 2. If a person's body is bowed, it is bent forward. He walked aimlessly along street after street, head down and shoulders bowed. ? erect ADJ 3. see also bow



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