A rude sort of quadrant formerly used for taking the sun's altitude at sea.
A weapon made of a strip of wood, or other elastic material, with a cord connecting the two ends, by means of which an arrow is propelled.
An appliance consisting of an elastic rod, with a number of horse hairs stretched from end to end of it, used in playing on a stringed instrument.
An inclination of the head, or a bending of the body, in token of reverence, respect, civility, or submission; an obeisance; as, a bow of deep humility.
An ornamental knot, with projecting loops, formed by doubling a ribbon or string.
Any instrument consisting of an elastic rod, with ends connected by a string, employed for giving reciprocating motion to a drill, or for preparing and arranging the hair, fur, etc., used by hatters.
Anything bent, or in the form of a curve, as the rainbow.
One who rows in the forward part of a boat; the bow oar.
The bending or rounded part of a ship forward; the stream or prow.
A place arranged for playing the game of tennis; also, one of the divisions of a tennis court.
A tribunal established for the administration of justice.
An inclosed space; a courtyard; an uncovered area shut in by the walls of a building, or by different building; also, a space opening from a street and nearly surrounded by houses; a blind alley.
Any formal assembling of the retinue of a sovereign; as, to hold a court.
Any jurisdiction, civil, military, or ecclesiastical.
Attention directed to a person in power; conduct or address designed to gain favor; courtliness of manners; civility; compliment; flattery.
The collective body of persons composing the retinue of a sovereign or person high in authority; all the surroundings of a sovereign in his regal state.
The hall, chamber, or place, where justice is administered.
The judge or judges; as distinguished from the counsel or jury, or both.
The persons officially assembled under authority of law, at the appropriate time and place, for the administration of justice; an official assembly, legally met together for the transaction of judicial business; a judge or judges sitting for the hearing or trial of causes.
Expression of kindness or joy; salutation at meeting; a compliment from one absent.