Click any word in a definition or example to find the entry for that word
90% of the time, speakers of English use just 7,500 words in speech and writing. These words appear in red, and are graded with stars. One-star words are frequent, two-star words are more frequent, and three-star words are the most frequent.
The thesaurus of synonyms and related words is fully integrated into the dictionary entries. Click on the T button in an entry to review the synonyms and related words for that meaning.
He smiled, then gave a bow.
The organizers can take a well-deserved bow.
This is the American English definition of bow. View British English definition of bow.
Change your default dictionary and thesaurus to British English.
View the pronunciation for bow.
English version of definition of bow
a style of loose-fitting jeans with a high waist, often considered unfashionable
a round flat soft hat that fits tightly round the top of the head
Employed but with No Disposable Income or Savings: people who are in work but only earn just enough to live on
A must for anyone with an interest in the changing face of language. The Macmillan Dictionary blog explores English as it is spoken around the world today.
American definition of bow from the online English dictionary from Macmillan Publishers Limited.