Bow window
Bow Bow (b[=o]), n. [OE. bowe, boge, AS. boga, fr. AS. b[=u]gan to bend; akin to D. boog, G. bogen, Icel. bogi. See {Bow}, v. t.] [1913 Webster] 1. Anything bent, or in the form of a curve, as the rainbow. [1913 Webster]

I do set my bow in the cloud. --Gen. ix. 13. [1913 Webster]

2. 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. [1913 Webster]

3. An ornamental knot, with projecting loops, formed by doubling a ribbon or string. [1913 Webster]

4. The U-shaped piece which embraces the neck of an ox and fastens it to the yoke. [1913 Webster]

5. (Mus.) 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. [1913 Webster]

6. An arcograph. [1913 Webster]

7. (Mech. & Manuf.) 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. [1913 Webster]

8. (Naut.) A rude sort of quadrant formerly used for taking the sun's altitude at sea. [1913 Webster]

9. (Saddlery) sing. or pl. Two pieces of wood which form the arched forward part of a saddletree. [1913 Webster]

{Bow bearer} (O. Eng. Law), an under officer of the forest who looked after trespassers.

{Bow drill}, a drill worked by a bow and string.

{Bow instrument} (Mus.), any stringed instrument from which the tones are produced by the bow.

{Bow window} (Arch.) See {Bay window}.

{To draw a long bow}, to lie; to exaggerate. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • bow-window — [ bowindo ] n. m. • 1830; mot angl. , de bow « arc » et window « fenêtre » ♦ Fenêtre en saillie sur le mur d une maison. Des bow windows. ⇒ bay window. Recomm. offic. oriel. ● bow window, bow windows nom masculin (anglais bow window, de bow, arc …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • bow-window — /boˈwindo, ingl. ˈbəuˌwɪndəu/ [vc. ingl., propriamente «finestra (window) ad arco (bow)»] s. m. inv. aggetto, balcone, balconata (con vetrate), veranda …   Sinonimi e Contrari. Terza edizione

  • bow-window — / bəʊwindəʊ/, it. /bo windo/ s. ingl. (propr. finestra ad arco ), usato in ital. al masch. (archit.) [balcone chiuso e sporgente dalla facciata di un edificio] ▶◀ bay window, (non com.) bovindo. ‖ balcone, veranda, (lett.) verone …   Enciclopedia Italiana

  • bow window — ► NOUN ▪ a curved bay window …   English terms dictionary

  • bow window — [bō] n. a bay window built in a curve …   English World dictionary

  • Bow window — A bow window, is a curved bay window. [ [http://ah.bfn.org/a/DCTNRY/b/bow.html Bow window at The Illustrated Architecture Dictionary] ] Bow windows are designed to create space by projecting beyond the exterior wall of a building, and to provide… …   Wikipedia

  • bow window — Bay window Bay win dow 1. (Arch.) A window forming a bay or recess in a room, and projecting outward from the wall, either in a rectangular, polygonal, or semicircular form; often corruptly called a {bow window}. Syn: bay window, bow window, bow… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bow window — UK [ˌbəʊ ˈwɪndəʊ] / US [ˈboʊ ˌwɪndoʊ] noun [countable] Word forms bow window : singular bow window plural bow windows a window that curves out from a wall …   English dictionary

  • Bow-window — Oriel Oriel d une maison de Turckheim, en Alsace. Un oriel est une avancée en encorbellement aménagée sur un ou plusieurs niveaux d une façade. Il peut épouser différents aspects et formes (à deux, trois ou quatre faces) et être surmonté d un… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Bow window — Oriel Oriel d une maison de Turckheim, en Alsace. Un oriel est une avancée en encorbellement aménagée sur un ou plusieurs niveaux d une façade. Il peut épouser différents aspects et formes (à deux, trois ou quatre faces) et être surmonté d un… …   Wikipédia en Français

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”