Bow

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Definition

the bow (of a ship): the prow, the fore, the head, the stem, the front part (of a ship)
noun
Note that prow can also be used to refer to the front end of a ship.

a bow (and arrows), a bow (for a violin): a curved piece of wood with a tight string, used to shoot (arrows); an implement used to play (a violin)
noun

to bow: to bend, to incline, to nod
verb
to bow to somebody to bend one's knee or body, or lower one's head as a respectful salutation

Pronunciation examples
UK: I bought Robin Hood's bow and arrows at an auction.
US: When I met the Queen, I forgot to bow. It was very embarrassing.
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Examples

  • "Imagine the beautiful sunsets seen from the bow of a cruise ship."
  • "Horatio : The sort of thing you play with a bow?"
  • "We bow to you our gracious King"
  • "I will not bow to any sponsor."

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