Kneeling vs Bowing - What's the difference?

kneeling | bowing |


As verbs the difference between kneeling and bowing

is that kneeling is while bowing is (bend ).

As nouns the difference between kneeling and bowing

is that kneeling is the act by which someone kneels while bowing is the act of bending at the waist, as a sign of respect or greeting.

kneeling

English

Verb

(head)
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • The act by which someone kneels.
  • * 2003 , Marcella Althaus-Reid, The queer God (page 11)
  • A whole symbolic sexual order is obviously manifested in kneelings as positions of subordination

    bowing

    English

    Verb

    (head)
  • (bend )
  • Noun

  • The act of bending at the waist, as a sign of respect or greeting.
  • The courtier had practiced his bowing .
  • A bending.
  • The heavy books caused a bowing in the shelf.
  • A technique for bowing a musical instrument, such as a violin.