bowed
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.

Syn: arced, arched, arching, arciform, arcuate. [WordNet 1.5]

4. same as {bow-legged}.

Syn: bandy, bandy-legged, bowleg, bowlegged. [WordNet 1.5]

5. submitting to the authority of another.

Syn: bowing. [WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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