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bow2

 
pronunciation:
bo
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a weapon used for shooting arrows. A bow is made of a curved strip of wood or other material with a cord stretched tight between the two ends.
 
similar words:
crossbow
definition 2: a long, thin, straight piece of wood with hairs from horses stretched between the ends. It is used for playing the violin and other stringed instruments.
 
definition 3: a knot that is easy to loosen. Bows have two or more loops and are used to tie shoes and wrap gifts.
 
similar words:
knot
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: bows, bowing, bowed
definition: to play with a bow.
He bowed his fiddle with great energy.
synonyms:
play
derivation: bowedness (n.)
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