Meaning of Bowing


Definitions of bowing
  1. noun

    bending the head or body or knee as a sign of reverence or submission or shame or greeting


    bow, obeisance

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    genuflection, genuflexion

    the act of bending the knees in worship or reverence
    kotow, kowtow

    a former Chinese custom of touching the ground with the forehead as a sign of respect or submission
    scrape, scraping

    a deep bow with the foot drawn backwards (indicating excessive humility)

    a deep bow; a Muslim form of salutation
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    an act showing respect (especially a bow or curtsy)
    gesture, motion

    the use of movements (especially of the hands) to communicate familiar or prearranged signals

  2. adjective

    showing an excessively deferential manner




    inclined or willing to submit to orders or wishes of others or showing such inclination
  3. noun

    managing the bow in playing a stringed instrument

    “the violinist’s
    bowing was excellent”
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    spiccato, spiccato bowing

    bowing in such a way that the bow bounces lightly off the strings
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    the act of playing a musical instrument

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