My new beau made a deep and respectful bow before my mother.
Leann smiled and helped Merlin to adjust the bow of his necktie; then she asked if he would be going out with his new bow for some archery practice.
2. The front part of a vessel: The bow of the ship was crushing through the winter ice.
The mast head on the bow of the ship was carved like a bough in which was seated a sea nymph.