Bow may refer to:

  • Bow and arrow /ˈboʊ/, a weapon system that uses elasticity to propel arrows, its use is archery
  • Bowing /ˈbaʊ/, to lower the head or upper body as a social gesture
  • Bow (ship) /ˈbaʊ/, the foremost point of the hull of a ship or boat
  • Bow (rowing), a term which has multiple meanings within the sport of rowing

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Famous quotes containing the word bow:

    The bow cannot always stand bent, nor can human frailty subsist without some lawful recreation.
    Miguel De Cervantes (1547–1616)

    Verily, the Indian has but a feeble hold on his bow now; but the curiosity of the white man is insatiable, and from the first he has been eager to witness this forest accomplishment. That elastic piece of wood with its feathered dart, so sure to be unstrung by contact with civilization, will serve for the type, the coat-of-arms of the savage. Alas for the Hunter Race! the white man has driven off their game, and substituted a cent in its place.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    If you bow at all bow low.
    Chinese proverb.