What is Bow?

Bow definition and meaning on Dictionary terms:
verb (used without object)
to bend the knee or body or incline the head, as in reverence, submission, salutation, recognition, or acknowledgment.
to yield; submit: to bow to the inevitable.

to bend or curve downward; stoop: the pines bowed low.

verb (used with object)
to bend or incline (the knee, body, or head) in worship, submission, respect, civility, agreement, etc.: He bowed his head to the crowd.
to cause to submit; subdue; crush.
to cause to stoop or incline: Age had bowed his head.

to express by a bow: to bow one’s thanks.
to usher (someone) with a bow (usually followed by in, out, etc.): They were bowed in by the footman.
to cause to bend; make curved or crooked.

an inclination of the head or body in salutation, assent, thanks, reverence, respect, submission, etc.

Verb Phrases
bow out, to resign a position or withdraw from a job, competition, obligation, etc.: He bowed out after two terms as governor.