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Adjective: bowed  bowd
  1. (music) of a stringed instrument; sounded by stroking with a bow
     
  2. (architecture) forming or resembling an arch
    - arced, arched, arching, arciform, arcuate
Adjective: bowed[2]  bawd
  1. Showing an excessively deferential manner
    - bowing
     
  2. Have legs that curve outward at the knees
    "The tall man hit the bowed-legged fellow over the mouth";
    - bandy, bandy-legged, bowleg, bowlegged
Verb: bow[2] (bowed,bowing,bows)  baw
  1. Bend one's knee or body, or lower one's head
    "He bowed before the King"; "She bowed her head in shame"; "He bowed down before the King";
    - bow down
     
  2. Yield to another's wish or opinion
    "The government bowed to the military pressure";
    - submit, defer, accede, give in
     
  3. Bend the head or the upper part of the body in a gesture of respect or greeting
    "He bow[2]ed before the King"
     
  4. Bend one's back forward from the waist on down
    "She bowed before the Queen";
    - crouch, stoop, bend, scrooch [US]

Sounds like: bode or boughed

See also: arco, bow down, curved, curving, submissive, unfit

Type of: bend, buckle under, change posture, flex, gesticulate, gesture, give in, knuckle under, motion, succumb, yield

Antonym: plucked

Encyclopedia: Bowed