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bow

noun [C]
 
 
/bəʊ/
KNOT B2 a knot with two curved parts and two loose ends, that is used to tie shoes or as decorationFastening and tying
MUSIC a long, thin piece of wood with hair stretched between the ends, used to play some musical instrumentsString instruments
WEAPON B2 a piece of curved wood with string fixed to both ends, used for shooting arrowsTarget sports
Translations of “bow”
in Korean (머리나 몸을 숙여 하는) 인사…
in Arabic انْحِناء…
in French arc, archet, noeud…
in Turkish eğilme, reverans, selamlama…
in Italian inchino…
in Chinese (Traditional) 彎腰, 鞠躬, 欠身…
in Russian поклон, нос (корабля)…
in Polish ukłon, dziób…
in Spanish arco…
in Portuguese reverência, mesura…
in German der Bogen, die Schleife…
in Catalan inclinació, reverència…
in Japanese おじぎ…
in Chinese (Simplified) 弯腰, 鞠躬, 欠身…
(Definition of bow noun from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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