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row

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verb \ˈrō\

Definition of row

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to propel a boat by means of oars

  3. 2 :  to move by or as if by the propulsion of oars

  4. transitive verb
  5. 1a :  to propel with or as if with oarsb (1) :  to participate in (a rowing match) (2) :  to compete against in rowing (3) :  to pull (an oar) in a crew

  6. 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


First Known Use: before 12th century


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row

noun

Definition of row

  1. :  an act or instance of rowing

1767

First Known Use of row

1767


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row

noun

Definition of row

  1. 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. 2a :  way, streetb :  a street or area dominated by a specific kind of enterprise or occupancy doctors' row

  3. 3 :  twelve-tone row

  4. 4a :  a continuous strip usually running horizontally or parallel to a baselineb :  a horizontal arrangement of items

in a row

  1. :  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


First Known Use: 13th century


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row

verb

Definition of row

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to form into rows

1582

First Known Use of row

1582


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row

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noun \ˈrau̇\

Definition of row

  1. :  a noisy disturbance or quarrel

Origin and Etymology of row

origin unknown


First Known Use: 1746


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row

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verb \ˈrau̇\

Definition of row

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to engage in a row :  have a quarrel

1797

First Known Use of row

1797



ROW Defined for Kids

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row

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verb \ˈrō\

Definition of row for Students

rowed

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rowing

  1. 1 :  to move a boat by using oars

  2. 2 :  to travel or carry in a rowboat I rowed to the island.


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row

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noun \ˈrō\

Definition of row for Students

  1. 1 :  a series of persons or things lined up in an orderly arrangement a row of houses He sat in the first row.

  2. 2 :  1way 10, street


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row

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noun \ˈrau̇\

Definition of row for Students

  1. :  noisy disturbance or quarrel


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row

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noun \ˈrō\

Definition of row for Students

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



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