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Definition 1: of a stringed instrument; sounded by stroking with a bow - [adjective denoting all]

(bowed is similar to ...) (of instruments in the violin family) to be played with the bow

(bowed belongs to category ...) an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner

Definition 2: forming or resembling an arch - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where bowed or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an arched ceiling

Synonyms for bowed in the sense of this definition

(bowed is similar to ...) having or marked by a curve or smoothly rounded bend

"the curved tusks of a walrus" "his curved lips suggested a smile but his eyes were hard"

(bowed belongs to category ...) the discipline dealing with the principles of design and construction and ornamentation of fine buildings

"architecture and eloquence are mixed arts whose end is sometimes beauty and sometimes use"

Definition 3: showing an excessively deferential manner - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Synonyms for bowed in the sense of this definition

(bowed is similar to ...) inclined or willing to submit to orders or wishes of others or showing such inclination

"submissive servants" "a submissive reply" "replacing troublemakers with more submissive people"

Definition 4: have legs that curve outward at the knees - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Synonyms for bowed in the sense of this definition

(bowed is similar to ...) not in good physical or mental condition; out of condition

"fat and very unfit" "certified as unfit for army service" "drunk and unfit for service"

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