(noun, adjective, verb)


1. showing an excessively deferential manner

Similar word(s): submissive, bowed


1. bending the head or body or knee as a sign of reverence or submission or shame or greeting

Similar word(s): bow, obeisance

Definition categories: communication, reverence, gesture, motion

2. managing the bow in playing a stringed instrument

- the violinist's bowing was excellent

Definition categories: act, playing

Sentences with bowing as a noun:

- The courtier had practiced his bowing.

- The heavy books caused a bowing in the shelf.


1. present participle of bow (bend)