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Bow vs. Dow — What's the Difference?

Bow vs. Dow — What's the Difference?

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Bow

A knot tied with two loops and two loose ends, used especially for tying shoelaces and decorative ribbons
A girl with long hair tied back in a bow
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Dow

(obsolete) To be worth.
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Bow

A weapon for shooting arrows, typically made of a curved piece of wood joined at both ends by a taut string.
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Dow

(obsolete) To be of use, have value.
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Bow

A long, partially curved rod with horsehair stretched along its length, used for playing the violin and other stringed instruments.
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Dow

(obsolete) To have the strength for, to be able to.
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Bow

A curved stroke forming part of a letter (e.g. b, p).
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Dow

(obsolete) To thrive, prosper.
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Bow

A metal ring forming the handle of a key or pair of scissors.
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Dow

To furnish with a dower; to endow.
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Bow

An act of bending the head or upper body as a sign of respect or greeting
The man gave a little bow
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Dow

A kind of vessel. See Dhow.
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Bow

The front end of a ship
Water sprayed high over her bows
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Dow

To furnish with a dower; to endow.
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Bow

Play (a stringed instrument or music) using a bow
The techniques by which the pieces were bowed
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Dow

Shortened form of the Dow-Jones Index or Dow Jones Industrial Average; as, the Dow rose 100 points today.
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Bow

Bend the head or upper part of the body as a sign of respect, greeting, or shame
He turned and bowed to his father
She knelt and bowed her head
Councillors stood with heads bowed
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Bow

Bend with age or under pressure
The creepers were bowed down with flowers
The roof trusses bowed as the wind fought to rip the roof free
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Bow

(of a new film or product) be premiered or launched
The trailer bowed in theaters nationwide on December 23
The Pentium III bowed in early 1999
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Bow

The front section of a ship or boat.
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Bow

Either of the sides of this front section
The starboard bow.
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Bow

The oar or the person wielding the oar closest to the bow in a racing shell.
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Bow

An inclination of the head or body, as in greeting, consent, courtesy, acknowledgment, submission, or veneration.
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Bow

A bent, curved, or arched object.
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Bow

A weapon consisting of a curved, flexible strip of material, especially wood, strung taut from end to end and used to launch arrows.
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Bow

An archer.
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Bow

Archers considered as a group.
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Bow

(Music) A rod having horsehair drawn tightly between its two raised ends, used in playing instruments of the violin and viol families.
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Bow

A stroke made by this rod.
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Bow

A knot usually having two loops and two ends; a bowknot.
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Bow

A frame for the lenses of a pair of eyeglasses.
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Bow

The part of such a frame passing over the ear.
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Bow

A rainbow.
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Bow

An oxbow.
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Bow

To bend or curve downward; stoop.
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Bow

To incline the body or head or bend the knee in greeting, consent, courtesy, acknowledgment, submission, or veneration.
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Bow

To yield in defeat or out of courtesy; submit.
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Bow

To bend (the head, knee, or body) to express greeting, consent, courtesy, acknowledgment, submission, or veneration.
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Bow

To convey (greeting, for example) by bending the body.
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Bow

To escort deferentially
Bowed us into the restaurant.
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Bow

To cause to acquiesce; submit.
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Bow

To overburden
Grief bowed them down.
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Bow

To bend (something) into the shape of a bow.
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Bow

(Music) To play (a stringed instrument) with a bow.
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Bow

To bend into a curve or bow.
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Bow

(Music) To play a stringed instrument with a bow.
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Bow

A weapon made of a curved piece of wood or other flexible material whose ends are connected by a string, used for shooting arrows.
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Bow

A curved bend in a rod or planar surface, or in a linear formation such as a river (see oxbow).
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Bow

A rod with horsehair (or an artificial substitute) stretched between the ends, used for playing various stringed musical instruments.
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Bow

A stringed instrument (chordophone), consisting of a stick with a single taut cord stretched between the ends, most often played by plucking.
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Bow

A type of knot with two loops, used to tie together two cords such as shoelaces or apron strings, and frequently used as decoration, such as in gift-wrapping.
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Bow

Anything bent or curved, such as a rainbow.
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Bow

The U-shaped piece which goes around the neck of an ox and fastens it to the yoke.
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Bow

Either of the arms of a pair of spectacles, running from the side of the lens to behind the wearer's ear.
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Bow

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 hair, fur, etc., used by hatters.
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Bow

(nautical) A crude sort of quadrant formerly used for taking the sun's altitude at sea.
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Bow

(saddlery) Two pieces of wood which form the arched forward part of a saddletree.
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Bow

The part of a key that is not inserted into the lock and that is used to turn the key.
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Bow

A gesture, usually showing respect, made by inclining the head or bending forward at the waist; a reverence
He made a polite bow as he entered the room.
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Bow

(nautical) The front of a boat or ship.
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Bow

(rowing) The rower that sits in the seat closest to the bow of the boat.
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Bow

Obsolete spelling of bough
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Bow

C|en|Foods}} {{alternative form of bao; any of several Chinese buns and breads
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Bow

To play music on (a stringed) instrument using a bow.
The musician bowed his violin expertly.
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Bow

(intransitive) To become bent or curved.
The shelf bowed under the weight of the books.
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Bow

(transitive) To make something bend or curve.
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Bow

To exercise powerful or controlling influence over; to bend, figuratively; to turn; to incline.
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Bow

(intransitive) To bend oneself as a gesture of respect or deference.
That singer always bows towards her audience for some reason.
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Bow

To debut.
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Bow

(intransitive) To defer (to something).
I bow to your better judgement in the matter.
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Bow

(transitive) To give a direction, indication, or command to by bowing.
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Bow

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.
The whole nation bowed their necks to the worst kind of tyranny.
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Bow

To exercise powerful or controlling influence over; to bend, figuratively; to turn; to incline.
Adversities do more bow men's minds to religion.
Not to bow and bias their opinions.
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Bow

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.
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Bow

To cause to bend down; to prostrate; to depress,; to crush; to subdue.
Whose heavy hand hath bowed you to the grave.
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Bow

To express by bowing; as, to bow one's thanks.
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Bow

To bend; to curve.
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Bow

To stop.
They stoop, they bow down together.
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Bow

To bend the head, knee, or body, in token of reverence or submission; - often with down.
O come, let us worship and bow down: let us kneel before the Lord our maker.
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Bow

To incline the head in token of salutation, civility, or assent; to make bow.
Admired, adored by all circling crowd,For wheresoe'er she turned her face, they bowed.
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Bow

To play (music) with a bow.
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Bow

An inclination of the head, or a bending of the body, in token of reverence, respect, civility, or submission; an obeisance; as, a bow of deep humility.
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Bow

Anything bent, or in the form of a curve, as the rainbow.
I do set my bow in the cloud.
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Bow

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.
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Bow

An ornamental knot, with projecting loops, formed by doubling a ribbon or string.
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Bow

The U-shaped piece which embraces the neck of an ox and fastens it to the yoke.
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Bow

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.
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Bow

An arcograph.
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Bow

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.
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Bow

A rude sort of quadrant formerly used for taking the sun's altitude at sea.
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Bow

Two pieces of wood which form the arched forward part of a saddletree.
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Bow

The bending or rounded part of a ship forward; the stream or prow.
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Bow

One who rows in the forward part of a boat; the bow oar.
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Bow

A knot with two loops and loose ends; used to tie shoelaces
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Bow

A slightly curved piece of resilient wood with taut horsehair strands, used in playing certain stringed instrument
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Bow

Front part of a vessel or aircraft;
He pointed the bow of the boat toward the finish line
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Bow

Curved piece of resilient wood with taut cord to propel arrows
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Bow

Something curved in shape
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Bow

Bending the head or body or knee as a sign of reverence or submission or shame
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Bow

An appearance by actors or performers at the end of the concert or play in order to acknowledge the applause of the audience
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Bow

A decorative interlacing of ribbons
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Bow

A stroke with a curved piece of wood with taut horsehair strands that is used in playing stringed instruments
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Bow

Bend one's knee or body, or lower one's head;
He bowed before the King
She bowed her head in shame
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Bow

Submit or yield to another's wish or opinion;
The government bowed to the military pressure
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Bow

Bend the head or the upper part of the body in a gesture of respect or greeting;
He bowed before the King
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Bow

Bend one's back forward from the waist on down;
He crouched down
She bowed before the Queen
The young man stooped to pick up the girl's purse
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Bow

Play on a string instrument
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