Learn how to say Bow correctly in English with this tutorial pronunciation video.
Oxford dictionary definition of the word bow:
1a knot tied with two loops and two loose ends, used especially for tying shoelaces and decorative ribbons:
a girl with long hair tied back in a bow
a decorative ribbon tied in a bow.
2a weapon for shooting arrows, typically made of a curved piece of wood joined at both ends by a taut string.
3a long, partially curved rod with horsehair stretched along its length, used for playing the violin and other stringed instruments.
a single passage of a bow over the strings of an instrument.
4a curved stroke forming part of a letter (e.g. b, p).
5a metal ring forming the handle of a key or pair of scissors.
North American a side piece or lens frame of a pair of glasses.
play (a stringed instrument or music) using a bow:
the techniques by which the pieces were bowed
(as noun bowing)
the mind can concentrate on finger action without worrying about bowing
have (or add) another string to one’s bow
British have a further resource that one can make use of:
he decided to go for the degree so he would have another string to his bow
have many strings to one’s bow
British have a wide range of resources that one can make use of.
Old English boga ‘bend, bow, arch’, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch boog and German Bogen, also to bow2