There are 3 main translations of bow in Spanish

: bow1bow2bow3

bow1

lazo, n.

Pronunciation /boʊ//bəʊ/

noun

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    (knot)
    lazo masculine
    moño masculine Latin America
    moña feminine Uruguay
    rosa feminine Chile
    to tie a bow hacer un lazo (or moño etc.)
    • to tie sth in a bow hacer un lazo (or moño etc.) con algo
    • It was covered in black velvet with a blood red rose embroidered on the front and a ribbon of the same colour as the rose tied in a bow at the top.
    • He did these beautiful bead necklaces on a piece of fabric that tied in a bow in the back.
    • Pat was wearing a black spandex, long sleeved shirt with a thin thread tied in a bow, slipped in between two tiny holes underneath the neckline.
    • I tied it in a bow and wore it as a belt around my waist.
    • On it lay a single purple ribbon tied in a bow: a hairpiece for a little girl.
    • He looks very jaunty, hands on hips, his cap pushed back on his head and his cap ribbon tied in a bow.
    • Also, his conversation with his Dad at the end felt a little too scripted and all wrapped up in a bow, I think.
    • Next cut a length of narrow holiday ribbon to tie in a bow for the top of the package.
    • I love the little cream silk ribbon tied in a bow on the door handle to my bathroom.
    • At the base of the triangle made by her stomacher, and foregrounded by a white ribbon tied in a bow, hangs an emblem of the Queen's chastity.
    • She wore a light blue dress with a white apron, and a ribbon, tied in a bow to match the color of her dress, hung gracefully in her hair.
    • Tie the red ribbon in a bow and stitch in place through the center knot, referring to the photo for placement.
    • I tied it in a bow around the stem of the flower, and gently stroked the soft fabric before letting my feet carry me downstairs again.
    • Bundle the sticks together with raffia ending in a bow at the top, secure with glue if needed.
    • I waited until the puppies were weaned then I tied red bows around their necks, put them in a box and headed to Mrs. Rooney's home.
    • Gather the ribbon ends (make sure all are equal in length) and tie in a bow.
    • Hanging on a branch of the biggest pine are my socks, neatly tied in a bow, waiting to be discovered.
    • Tie the very ends of the ribbon together in bow or knot, to form a loop by which to hang the bag.
    • I also had on black three-inch heels with straps that criss-crossed around my ankle and tied in a bow in the back.
    • After your child completes several cards, stack and lace them together through the eyelets on the left edge to form a book, tying the ribbon ends in a bow.
    • I picked up a wide blue ribbon, wound it around the ponytail, and tied it in a bow.
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    (weapon)
    arco masculine
    bow and arrow arco y flecha
    • The catalogue, includes an assortment of weapons: bows and arrows, swords and spears.
    • Dawn drew her bow, nocking an arrow after she strung it.
    • They stood in the trenches, weapons unsheathed and arrows nocked on bows.
    • It's impossible to slouch with a solid three inch bow at your back, and the sandals require short steps.
    • Yet he did not spy any bows or arrows, javelins, or other weapons that could strike at a distance.
    • As sinew is naturally elastic and horn compressive, their combination resulted in a bow of considerable power, yet which crucially was short enough to use with ease on horseback.
    • She picked up her hunter's bow and the quiver of poison tipped arrows, and slung them around her shoulder.
    • When the Cherokee got these new weapons, bows and arrows especially, they were able to kill many more animals than before.
    • The gates opened with speed to let the approaching friends in, and bowmen fitted bows to shoot down the riders.
    • We will also include a selection of ranged weapons such as bows, crossbows and slings.
    • In mounted combat their prime weapons were bow and arrow and lance rather than the awkward and uncertain trade musket.
    • Boys practice shooting bows and arrows at the age of three.
    • He takes a handmade bow, loops the wire around a hardwood stick, and proceeds to saw back and forth.
    • He ran up to one bowman and cleaved his bow in half.
    • She went into the woods with her bow and arrows and quickly found her prey.
    • Apart from her loosely held bow, she does not look well-equipped for the hunt.
    • Swords, spears, bows and arrows and many other weapons were being made in full force.
    • They had walked and driven for hours to get there, carrying the only weapons they possessed - bows and arrows, spears and machetes.
    • His followers had matchlocks, spears, swords, bows and arrows.
    • A strung bow with an arrow nocked to the string produced itself from behind her back.
  • 3

    Music
    arco masculine
    • The stealer of the show was definitely Peers when he played his guitar like an upside-down guitar with a violin bow.
    • And we often set them swaying back and forth with an accidental whack of a violin bow.
    • Rosin can be used as a plasticizer, in the manufacture of varnishes and printing inks, and also to treat bows for stringed instruments.
    • Several cultures drink mare's milk; and horse hair is used for violin bows, mattresses and lining for clothes.
    • She watched his downcast face, as he rested the fine horsehair of his bow on his knee.
    • The wood was similar to an East Indian variety called pau brasil, which was then popular in Europe for making cabinets and violin bows.
    • The bows of the cellos, violins and double-basses seem to caress your heart strings and not those of their instruments.
    • When all four cellos enter using bows, the texture and performance practices suggest a classical string quartet.
    • She gently placed the bow on the violin and very carefully began to play.
    • As I sang, I was prodded in the leg by the cellist's bow.
    • I seem to remember that although I couldn't play a note on the violin with the bow, I wasn't too bad at pizzicato.
    • The light bows are curved outward and strung with black horse hair, which gives the music incisive attacks and lush sustains.
    • They meld beautifully with the electric guitar (played by a violin bow of course).
    • Many great players have publicly stated that they would rather play on a duff instrument with a great bow than a great instrument with a bad bow.
    • Here is a picture of James aged six, clearly more interested in the violin bow than in the dance.
    • She claims to have used a lighter bow for Schubert than Brahms.
    • Bow every note slowly while concentrating on bow placement and technique.
    • Once open she proceeds to pull out the violin and rosin her bow.
    • Tenenbaum, who just happened to have her violin, lifted her bow and began to play.
    • A typical Baroque violin or viol bow had a finely tapered snakewood stick, almost straight or slightly curved outwards.
    • Red opened up the case, grabbed the little tin soup can and set it out near him; he then took out the old bow and violin and began to play.
    • Rapid bowing, slow bows and staccato to bowing are reviewed, and exercises for each are prescribed.
    • When the electric is used, it's played with a violin bow, which results in a sound I'm sure we could use to communicate with whales.
  • 4US

    (on spectacles)
    (arm) patilla feminine
    (arm) brazo masculine Colombia Chile
    (frame) montura feminine
    (frame) armazón masculine
    • This hearing aid device has a body that can be attached to an eyeglasses bow has a channel therein for acceptance of a flexible eyeglasses bow end piece.
    • A pair of eyeglasses includes an elongated lens unit, a pair of connectors, and a pair of elongated bows.
    • The lenses don't meet the corners of the frame where the bows attach.

intransitive verb

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    (plank/branch) arquearse
    (plank/branch) doblarse
    (plank/branch) pandearse
    • Roland kissed the hand of the priest and rose to his people, and bowed to them in respect.
    • ‘You honour me,’ Sothos replied, bowing his head. ‘
    • It was customary when they finished, to bow as a sign of respect to their master.
    • At concerts, upon arriving to the podium he would first bow to the orchestra and then to the audience.
    • In both tests, the core failed to melt and showed no sign of panel bowing, bending, or deflection.
    • Haman was furious with Mordecai, because Mordecai refused to bow down before him to show his respect.
    • The figure bowed to show respect to the man and then stood straight up again.
    • The Human quickly bowed, as a sign of respect and kindness.
    • Formal greetings are made by bowing the head and upper body.
    • Make way heathens, and bow to your celestial overlords!
    • I bow down before it and pray fervently that I never come face to face with it.
    • So as not to feel Time's horrible burden, one which breaks your shoulders and bows you down, you must get drunk without cease.
    • I did put out a quiver-tip, which rocked back and forth like a blade of grass bowing and stooping before the wind.
    • If your walls are bowed, bumpy or imperfect, you might be able to achieve a better finish by stripping them bare.
    • He said he's had fans bow down before him, and shrugged off the hardships of playing the physically demanding part.
    • Soon I would control legions and all would bow down before me.
    • Immediately, almost as if it were a reflex Bastian dropped to one knee head bowed as a sign of respect for the future king of Geneval.
    • He urged his followers to bow down before him, in Persian fashion.
    • ‘Lord, there are bad guys out there,’ he says, bowing his head.
    • The man climbed off his horse, and bowed to Dominic in respect.
    • Others, probably close friends, bowed their heads respectfully, mumbling - a prayer perhaps.
    • Isaac's blessing prophesied that Esau would bow down before Jacob; but no, here is Jacob, bowing down before Esau.
    • Drake's head rose from its resting place, I bowed to show my respect to my own creator.
    • From a field, the horses observe the Statue of Liberty, and, indeed, they bow down before it.
    • He took one final, loving look at his father's serene face and bowed in most profound respect to the body on the bier.
    • The waiter who has magically appeared at her side bows slightly and asks her if she wants anything.
    • Pensioners, although they appear bowed by the more strenuous life they once went through, find time for a humorous chat on a bench in front of St Mary's Church.
    • On the screen, the little girl bows her head slightly to accept her trophy.

transitive verb

  • 1

    (beam/branch) arquear

There are 3 main translations of bow in Spanish

: bow1bow2bow3

bow2

reverencia, n.

Pronunciation /baʊ//baʊ/

noun

  • 1

    (movement)
    reverencia feminine
    inclinación feminine
    venia feminine Southern Cone Colombia
    caravana feminine Mexico
    he greeted the Duchess with a bow saludó a la duquesa con una reverencia
    • to make a bow hacer una reverencia (or inclinación etc.)
    • ‘Thank you, sire,’ she said in a bow before trailing after the two scouts in silence.
    • As the skyline took a descending bow, we felt the surge of power riding the carriage to the top.
    • Chris gave her a mock bow, before taking her empty bottle.
    • Grasping the baton with both hands, he takes a single low bow, then turns to face the orchestra.
    • Tyrielle went into a deep bow, his waist length hair touching the floor slightly.
    • The song ended and I took a quick, self-conscious bow.
    • Branson inclined his head slightly in a bow, and Angelie curtsied again.
    • Sir Robin, clean-cut and the soul of discretion, gives a brief head bow and addresses the Queen as ‘Your Majesty’.
    • All of the younger class men sank to the floor in a bow, all except Jessica and Andrew.
    • He looked down and saw she was on one knee, in a bow.
    • I suppose my eyes conveyed the same message, and I smirked at him, inclining my head in a bow, before stepping up to shake his hand.
    • Karajan modestly confines himself to initial bows and a last curtain embellished with bouquets.
    • He nodded towards the pictures and gave a mock bow.
    • He gave her a mock bow and pulled out a set of car keys from his pocket, ‘whatever you say, m'lady.’
    • I stood there for a while before wandering over to the fountain, where a Hispanic guy was taking mock bows for his friends.
    • Chavez replied with a smile and a mock bow, just before he grabbed Pen's hands, swept her off her feet and carried her up into the air, screaming.
    • Then she smiled nicely, took a little bow, blew a kiss, and gave just the briefest, politest, friendliest pump of a fist.
    • They bent down on one knee in a bow before their king.
    • Davis looked up and gave a signal of approval, and after a quick bow, the pair of messengers was gone.
    • They also saluted him with a deep 45-degree bow in his honor.

intransitive verb

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    hacer una reverencia
    hacer una venia Southern Cone Colombia
    hacer una caravana Mexico
    to bow to sb hacerle una reverencia a algn
    • to bow to sth
    • we must bow to her age and experience debemos tratarla con la deferencia que su edad y experiencia merecen
    • I bow to your superior knowledge usted sabe más que yo
    • they won't bow to government pressure no van a ceder ante la presión del gobierno
  • 2

    Cinema
    the film bowed last week at Cannes la película se estrenó la semana pasada en Cannes
    • The same can be said of other models bowing next year.

transitive verb

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    (head) inclinar
    (head) agachar
    I bowed my head in shame incliné / agaché la cabeza avergonzado
    • his whole body was bowed with exhaustion estaba doblegado de cansancio

There are 3 main translations of bow in Spanish

: bow1bow2bow3

bow3

proa, n.

Pronunciation /baʊ//baʊ/

noun

  • 1

    (of ship)
    proa feminine
    • The ceiling lights lit in a sequence from the aft deck to the bow of the ship and the floor lighting blinked twice before staying on.
    • Before he could say another word the pirate ran to the edge of the bow and jumped ship.
    • Sitting in the Sequoia's bow, I can hear only the creak of the oars and the muffled roar of the falls.
    • The twins stood at the bow of the ship as the creak and groan of ice echoed all around.
    • The wide planing hull lends stability for easy shots down tough rapids, and the boat's upturned bow makes punching through big holes a cinch.
    • I am in the musty storage bow of a sailless schooner on the murky waters of the river Styx.
    • When we stood at the bow of the ship we peered over the edge and watched the maidenhead get battered, the wooden carving taking the abuse in stride.
    • Once they had hauled out their gear, he motored away, the flag on his little boat's bow snapping in the winter breeze.
    • A good 1500 meters stretched from the stubby bow back to the equally stubby stern.
    • Although the public saw the usual hands at the wheel of the ship of state, they were as decorative as the figureheads on the bows of old sailing ships.
    • Kerry's boat ran up to me in the water, bow on, and I was able to climb up a cargo net to the lip of the deck.
    • The ship has a bow and a stern ramp for fast landing of troops and combat material.
    • There were shrapnel pockmarks from bow to stern, and the main living area was just one enormous cavity of burnt wood, twisted metal and torn cables.
    • She turned to cross to the starboard side, but she saw Nathaniel laughing, and she changed her mind and stood at the bow of the ship.
    • The wrinkles dispersed like waves disappearing before the bow of a ship.
    • She stood at the bow of the ship, letting the breeze play with her hair.
    • The former, as prime contractor, builds the aft and central superstructure, the latter the ship's bow and distinctive pyramidal main mast.
    • Steve stood at the bow of the ship, unprotected from the storm and hanging on for dear life as he pointed excitedly.
    • Without the support of the bowsprit, the long spar that extends forward from the bow of the ship, there was no support for the masts.
    • Blackbeard's sword shone in the light, as he stood at the bow of the ship, one knee up, staring foreword at his island.