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I have an elbow that bends the wrong way, and I'd do things like stand in an elevator and the doors would close, and I'd pretend that my arm had got caught in it, and then I'd scream, 'Ow, ow, put it back!'
Geena Davis

Meaning of "ow" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF OW

ow  [aʊ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF OW

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Ow is an exclamation.
Exclamation is an expression or voice that reflects an emotion or exaltation.

WHAT DOES OW MEAN IN ENGLISH?

OW

OW or ow may refer to: ▪ ow, an English digraph ▪ Obwalden, a canton of Switzerland ▪ Executive Airlines's IATA code ▪ Organization Workshop, a method of adult education...

Definition of ow in the English dictionary

The definition of ow in the dictionary is an exclamation of pain.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE OW

ovum
owe
owelties
owelty
Owen
Owen gun
Owen Stanley Range
Owens
ower
owerby
owerloup
Owerri
owing
owing to
owl
owl-like
owler
owlery
owlet
owlish

Synonyms and antonyms of ow in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «ow» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF OW

Find out the translation of ow to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of ow from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «ow» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

ujo
570 millions of speakers

English

ow
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

ओउ
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

آه
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

вл
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

ow
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

Ow
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

ux
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Oke
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

ow
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

OW
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

오우
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Ow
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

ow
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ow
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

ओउ
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

ow
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

ow
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

ow
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

вл
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

ow
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ow
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

oe
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

ow
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

ow
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of ow

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «OW»

The term «ow» is very widely used and occupies the 5.704 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «OW» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «ow» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «ow» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about ow

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QUOTES WITH «OW»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word ow.
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Geena Davis
I have an elbow that bends the wrong way, and I'd do things like stand in an elevator and the doors would close, and I'd pretend that my arm had got caught in it, and then I'd scream, 'Ow, ow, put it back!'

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «OW»

Discover the use of ow in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to ow and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
History, Culture, and Region in Southeast Asian Perspectives
The revised book includes a substantial, retrospective postscript examining contemporary scholarship that has contributed to the understanding of Southeast Asian history since 1982.
O. W. Wolters, 1999
2
It's All About Me-Ow
Hudson Talbott's spot-on humor celebrates everything we love about our fabulous feline friends, as well as the little things we put up with because we love them.
Hudson Talbott, 2012
3
Ow As in Crow
Introduces, in brief text and illustrations, the use of the letter combination "ow" in such words as "crow," "elbow," "mow," and "window."
Kelly Doudna, 2003
4
Early Southeast Asia: Selected Essays
This volume displays the extraordinary range of Oliver Wolters's work in early Indonesian, Vietnamese, Cambodian, and Thai history.
O. W. Wolters, Craig J. Reynolds, 2008
5
Ow as in Cow
Introduces, in brief text and illustrations, the use of the letter combination "ow" in such words as "cow," "meow," "eyebrow," and "plow."
Amanda Rondeau, 2003
6
Origami Hearts
Introduces sixty-six richly varied, original origami heart motifs that are perfect for Valentine's Day, including detailed instructions for such creative and practical designs as rings, boxes, caps, coasters, and frames. Original.
Francis M. Ow, 1996
7
Ecology of World Vegetation
This striking book provides a handy summary of the ecology of the world's vegetation.
O. W. Archibold, 2012
8
Pronunciation Pairs Teacher's Book
Some students, especially those who make /ow/ too short, also confuse /ow/ and / a/, as in note and nut. This may be a problem for speakers of Arabic, Greek, Hebrew, and Polish. □ Scandinavian speakers may also have difficulty with /ow/,  ...
Ann Baker, Sharon Goldstein, 2008
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Journal of the House of Assembly of Upper Canada
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Upper Canada. Legislature. House of Assembly, 1827
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HANSARD'S PARLIAMENTARY DEBATES: THIRD SERIES, COMMENCING ...
T. M., Manchester Address in Answer to the Speech, Report, <102' 264 Army Estimates, OW 998 Brazilian Treaty, Leave, OW 737, 789, 806 Budget, The, OW 779 Civil Contingencies, OW 1042 . Civil Service, <10°) 1064, 1075 Cornwall and ...
‎1849

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «OW»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term ow is used in the context of the following news items.
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Former OW standout working his dream job, mixing football and …
Seattle star Marshawn Lynch, left, talks with Orangeburg native Maurice Kelly, the Seahawks' vice president of player engagement. Kelly says ... «The Tand D.com, Jul 15»
2
Fernbridge, Falcor, and Team Owen's Bison Rule Today's Sand …
Sand, man! You better believe Humboldt played at the beach Saturday during Friends of the Dunes' 20th annual Sand Sculpture Festival. «Lost Coast Outpost, Jul 15»
3
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TEfjelKelM agfp WOjA aegwbje KgErbe Klagekj [OE [kT [lM wg KgdK KlrD\bMr fDjkTqlM KDflfK ogM KDflG wjkT[OjgfgK [ldKE [OW rgakEDr ... «E-Pao.net, Jul 15»
5
OW Piraeus crew starts up new bunkering shop
Four former employees of defunct Danish fuel and tanker group OW Bunker in Greece have launched Premium Bunkering, a firm registered in ... «TradeWinds, Jul 15»
6
Court green-lights Product's OW appeal
The decision that OW and secured lender ING Bank were entitled to receive payment for bunkers that OW did not own was seen to have ... «TradeWinds, Jul 15»
7
OW Bunker customers risk double payment
Shipowners and charterers who bought bunker fuel from OW Bunker's Singapore subsidiary Dynamic Oil Trading may face the risk of paying ... «IHS Maritime 360, Jul 15»
8
No Singapore interpleaders
Shipowners and operators cannot seek refuge in Singapore courts by filing 'interpleader' lawsuits to sort out OW Bunker claims, a judge has ... «TradeWinds, Jul 15»
9
Contraband Bust In San Victor, OW
A Team of Customs personnel, police officers from the Special Patrol Unit, and members of Belize Defense Force, made 2 major contraband ... «Channel 7 Daily News, Jul 15»
10
OW Political Opponents Square Off In Court
In November of last year, the Cervantes family released that infamous phone call on national radio - the one accusing the Deputy Prime ... «Channel 7 Daily News, Jul 15»

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