bowing definition

  • verb:
    • provide participle of bow. (fold)
  • noun:
    • The work of flexing during the waist, as an indication of value or greeting.
    • A bending.
    • a method for bowing a musical instrument, like a violin.
    • The work or art of handling the bow in playing on stringed tools.
    • In hatmaking, the work or means of splitting and distributing the fur or locks in the shape of a bow, to organize it for felting.
    • The procedure of separating and organizing as desired the filaments of some fibrous product, as hatters' fur or (in Eastern countries) cotton, by vibrating a bow-string upon it.
    • In music: The general method of utilising the bow in playing upon a musical instrument regarding the violin family members.
    • The method by which the notes of confirmed passage are distributed between up- and down-strokes of the bow.
    • A lease of milk stock on a farm. See bower.
    • managing the bow in playing a stringed instrument
    • bending the top or human body or knee as an indication of reverence or submitting or shame or greeting
  • adjective:
    • showing an excessively deferential manner

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