Definition of Bow down

1. Verb. Get into a prostrate position, as in submission.

Exact synonyms: Prostrate
Generic synonyms: Lie, Lie Down
Derivative terms: Prostration, Prostration

2. Verb. Bend one's knee or body, or lower one's head. "She bowed her head in shame"
Exact synonyms: Bow
Specialized synonyms: Conge, Congee
Generic synonyms: Gesticulate, Gesture, Motion
Derivative terms: Bow

Definition of Bow down

1. Verb. (intransitive idiomatic) to bow, to bend oneself as a gesture of respect or deference ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bow Down

bovver boots
bow and arrow
bow chaser
bow down (current term)
bow leg
bow legs
bow net
bow nets
bow out
bow pencil
bow pencils
bow saw
bow shock
bow shocks
bow spring
bow thruster
bow tie
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Literary usage of Bow down

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Englishman's Hebrew and Chaldee Concordance of the Old Testament by George V. Wigram (1866)
"Ac worshipped the Lord, 27:29.and nations bow down to thee: the people — and let thy mother's sons bow down to thee : 33: 3. and bowed himself to the ground ..."

2. Holy Bible by Canadian Bible Society (1855)
"24 Thou shalt not bow down to their gods, nor serve them, nor do after their works: but thou shalt utterly overthrow them, and quite break down their images ..."

3. The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment by Jeremiah Burroughs (1651)
"... be able to fay .to thy foul, bow down to us : We accounted that a great ... when men would fay to our fouls, bow down : As the cruel Prelates were wont ..."

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