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row 1

1. A series of objects placed next to each other, usually in a straight line.
2. A succession without a break or gap in time: won the title for three years in a row.
3. A line of adjacent seats, as in a theater, auditorium, or classroom.
4. A continuous line of buildings along a street.
tr.v. rowed, row·ing, rows
To place in a row.
a tough row to hoe Informal
A difficult situation to endure.

[Middle English, from Old English rāw.]

row 2

v. rowed, row·ing, rows
v.intr. Nautical
To use an oar or pair of oars in propelling a boat, typically by facing the stern and pulling the oar handle toward oneself, using an oarlock as a fulcrum to push the blade backward through the water repeatedly.
1. Nautical
a. To propel (a boat) with oars.
b. To carry in or on a boat propelled by oars.
c. To use (a specified number of oars or people deploying them).
2. To propel or convey in a manner resembling rowing of a boat.
3. Sports
a. To pull (an oar) as part of a racing crew.
b. To race against by rowing.
n. Nautical
a. The act or an instance of rowing.
b. A shift at the oars of a boat.
2. A trip or an excursion in a rowboat.

[Middle English rowen, from Old English rōwan; see erə- in Indo-European roots.]

row′er n.

row 3

1. A noisy or quarrel or disturbance.
2. A loud noise.
intr.v. rowed, row·ing, rows
To take part in a noisy quarrel or disturbance.

[Origin unknown.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rower - someone who rows a boatrower - someone who rows a boat    
boatman, waterman, boater - someone who drives or rides in a boat
oarswoman - a woman oarsman
sculler - someone who sculls (moves a long oar pivoted on the back of the boat to propel the boat forward)
stroke - the oarsman nearest the stern of the shell who sets the pace for the rest of the crew


[ˈrəʊəʳ] Nremero/a m/f


[ˈrəʊər] nrameur/euse m/frow house [ˈrəʊhaʊs] n (US)maison f en rangée


nRuderer m, → Ruderin f


[ˈrəʊəʳ] nrematore/trice (Sport) → vogatore/trice


(rəu) verb
1. to move (a boat) through the water using oars. He rowed (the dinghy) up the river.
2. to transport by rowing. He rowed them across the lake.
a trip in a rowing-boat. They went for a row on the river.
ˈrower noun
a person who rows; an oarsman.
ˈrowing-boat, ˈrow-boat noun
a boat which is moved by oars.