bowed

bowed
I. adjective Etymology: past participle of 1bow Date: 14th century 1. bent downward and forward <
listened with bowed heads
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2. having the back and head inclined II. adjective Etymology: partly from 3bow + -ed; partly from past participle of 4bow Date: 15th century furnished with or shaped like a bow

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  • bowed — bowed; el·bowed; em·bowed; un·bowed; bowed·ness; …   English syllables

  • bowed — owed adj. 1. bent over; used of back or head. Syn: bent, inclined. [WordNet 1.5] 2. (Music) sounded by stroking with a bow; of a stringed musical instrument; as, bowed instruments. Contrasted with {plucked}. [WordNet 1.5] 3. resembling an arch.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bowed — [ boud ] adjective AMERICAN bowed legs are curved so that the knees do not touch. Someone with legs like this is bow legged …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Bowed — Bow 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,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bowed — (Pronounced [[t]bo͟ʊd[/t]] for meaning 1, and [[t]ba͟ʊd[/t]] for meaning 2.) 1) ADJ GRADED Something that is bowed is curved. ...an old lady with bowed legs. Syn: curved Ant: straight 2) ADJ GRADED If a person s body is bowed, it is bent forward …   English dictionary

  • Bowed — Bow Bow (b[=o]), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Bowed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Bowing}.] To play (music) with a bow. v. i. To manage the bow. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bowed — adj. Bowed is used with these nouns: ↑head, ↑shoulder …   Collocations dictionary

  • Bowed guitar — is a method of playing a guitar, acoustic or electric, in which the guitarist uses a bow to play the instrument, similar to playing a cello, or a viola da gamba, the latter also having six strings and frets, but tuned like a lute.One of the first …   Wikipedia

  • Bowed psaltery — Infobox Instrument name=Bowed psaltery names= classification= *Bowed string instrument range= related= * Crwth * Vielle * ZitherA bowed psaltery is a psaltery that is played with a bow.HistoryViolin ZitherIn 1925 a German patent was issued to the …   Wikipedia

  • Bowed tendon — Tendinitis/tendonitis is inflammation of a tendon. Many times, the tendon tissue is torn. A bowed tendon is a horseman s term for a tendon after a horse has sustained an injury that caused the tendon fibers to be torn, and then healed with bowed… …   Wikipedia

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