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row

verb \ ˈrō \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of row

intransitive verb
1 : to propel a boat by means of oars
2 : to move by or as if by the propulsion of oars
transitive verb
1 a : to propel with or as if with oars
b (1) : to participate in (a rowing match)
(2) : to compete against in rowing
(3) : to pull (an oar) in a crew
2 : to transport in an oar-propelled boat

rower

play \ˈrō-ər\ noun

Origin and Etymology of row

Middle English, from Old English rōwan; akin to Middle High German rüejen to row, Latin remus oar


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row

noun \ ˈrō \

Definition of row

: an act or instance of rowing

First Known Use of row

1767


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row

noun \ ˈrō \

Definition of row

1 : a number of objects arranged in a usually straight line
  • a row of bottles
; also : the line along which such objects are arranged
  • planted the corn in parallel rows
2 a : way, street
b : a street or area dominated by a specific kind of enterprise or occupancy
  • doctors' row
4 a : a continuous strip usually running horizontally or parallel to a baseline
b : a horizontal arrangement of items
in a row
: one after another : successively

Origin and Etymology of row

Middle English rawe; akin to Old English rǣw row, Old High German rīga line, and perhaps to Sanskrit rikhati he scratches


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row

verb \ ˈrō \

Definition of row

transitive verb
: to form into rows

First Known Use of row

1582


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row

noun \ ˈrau̇ \

Definition of row

: a noisy disturbance or quarrel

Origin and Etymology of row

origin unknown


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row

verb \ ˈrau̇ \

Definition of row

intransitive verb
: to engage in a row : have a quarrel

First Known Use of row

1797



ROW Defined for Kids

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row

verb \ ˈrō \

Definition of row for Students

rowed; rowing
1 : to move a boat by using oars
2 : to travel or carry in a rowboat I rowed to the island.

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row

noun \ ˈrō \

Definition of row for Students

1 : a series of persons or things lined up in an orderly arrangement
  • a row of houses
  • He sat in the first row.
2 : 1way 10, street

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row

noun \ ˈrau̇ \

Definition of row for Students

: noisy disturbance or quarrel

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row

noun \ ˈrō \

Definition of row for Students

: an act or instance of using oars to move a boat


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