Tamil Dictionary definitions for Bow

Bow : வில்; தலை வணங்கு

Bow : தலை வணங்கு,வில்,வில்;தலை வணங்கு

Bow : வில்

Bow definition

Transitive verb.

  1. To cause to deviate from straightness; to bend; to inflect; to make crooked or curved.
  2. To exercise powerful or controlling influence over; to bend, figuratively; to turn; to incline.
  3. To bend or incline, as the head or body, in token of respect, gratitude, assent, homage, or condescension.
  4. To cause to bend down; to prostrate; to depress,;/ to crush; to subdue.
  5. To express by bowing; as, to bow one's thanks.
  6. Anything bent, or in the form of a curve, as the rainbow.
  7. A weapon made of a strip of wood, or other elastic material, with a cord connecting the two ends, by means of which an arrow is propelled.
  8. An ornamental knot, with projecting loops, formed by doubling a ribbon or string.
  9. The U-shaped piece which embraces the neck of an ox and fastens it to the yoke.
  10. An appliance consisting of an elastic rod, with a number of horse hairs stretched from end to end of it, used in playing on a stringed instrument.
  11. An arcograph.
  12. Any instrument consisting of an elastic rod, with ends connected by a string, employed for giving reciprocating motion to a drill, or for preparing and arranging the hair, fur, etc., used by hatters.
  13. A rude sort of quadrant formerly used for taking the sun's altitude at sea.

Intransitive verb.

  1. To bend; to curve.
  2. To stop.
  3. To bend the head, knee, or body, in token of reverence or submission; -- often with down.
  4. To incline the head in token of salutation, civility, or assent; to make bow.
  5. To play (music) with a bow.


  1. An inclination of the head, or a bending of the body, in token of reverence, respect, civility, or submission; an obeisance; as, a bow of deep humility.
  2. The bending or rounded part of a ship forward; the stream or prow.
  3. One who rows in the forward part of a boat; the bow oar.

sing. or Plural. Two pieces of wood which form the arched forward part of a saddletree.

Intransitive verb. To manage the bow.