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  • bow|head — «BOH HEHD», noun. = arctic right whale. (Cf. ↑arctic right whale) …   Useful english dictionary

  • bow-head —   n. Greenland whale …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • bow-head — …   Useful english dictionary

  • bow — bow1 [bou] vi. [ME bouen < OE bugan, to bend < IE base * bheugh , to bend > Ger biegen; the BOW1 n. is 17th c.] 1. Dial. to bend or stoop 2. to bend down one s head or bend one s body in respect, agreement, worship, recognition, etc. 3.… …   English World dictionary

  • head — [hed] n. [ME hede, heved < OE heafod, akin to Ger haupt (OHG houbit, Goth haubith) < IE base * kaput (orig. prob. cup shaped) > L caput: merged in Gmc with word akin to OHG hūba, a cap, crest (Ger haube) < IE base * keu , to bend,… …   English World dictionary

  • Bow — (bou), v. i. 1. To bend; to curve. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 2. To stop. [Archaic] [1913 Webster] They stoop, they bow down together. Is. xlvi. 2? [1913 Webster] 3. To bend the head, knee, or body, in token of reverence or submission; often with down …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bow — Ⅰ. bow [1] ► NOUN 1) a knot tied with two loops and two loose ends. 2) a weapon for shooting arrows, made of curved wood joined at both ends by a taut string. 3) a rod with horsehair stretched along its length, used for playing some stringed… …   English terms dictionary

  • Bow — may refer to: NOTOC *Bow (weapon) (pronounced IPA|boʊ), an archery weapon that uses elasticity to propel arrows *Bowing (social) (pronounced IPA|baʊ), to lower the head or the upper body *Bow (ship) (pronounced IPA|baʊ), the foremost point of the …   Wikipedia

  • Bow Down to Washington — is the official fight song of the University of Washington. It was written by Lester Wilson in 1915 for a competition requesting a new song for the university; the competition, sponsored by The Daily, had a grand prize of US$25 (the equivalent of …   Wikipedia

  • Bow — (bou), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Bowed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Bowing}.] [OE. bowen, bogen, bugen, AS. b[=u]gan (generally v. i.); akin to D. buigen, OHG. biogan, G. biegen, beugen, Icel. boginn bent, beygja to bend, Sw. b[ o]ja, Dan. b[ o]ie, bugne, Coth …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bow — [n1] bend from waist angle, arc, arch, bend, bending, bob, curtsy, curvation, curvature, curve, flection, flexure, genuflection, inclination, kowtow*, nod, obeisance, round, salaam, turn, turning; concepts 154,201 Ant. straighten bow [n2] front… …   New thesaurus


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