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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.]
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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
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[ˈrəʊəʳ] Nremero/a m/f
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[ˈrəʊər] nrameur/euse m/frow house [ˈrəʊhaʊs] n (US)maison f en rangée
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nRuderer m, → Ruderin f
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[ˈrəʊəʳ] nrematore/trice (Sport) → vogatore/trice
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(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.
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References in classic literature ?
The rowers, knowing they had the honor of conveying the surintendant of the finances, pulled with all their strength, and that magic word, the finances , promised them a liberal gratification, of which they wished to prove themselves worthy.
The tears were in the old man's eyes, but neither he nor Kory-Kory attempted to hold me, and I soon reached the Kanaka, who had anxiously watched my movements; the rowers pulled in as near as they dared to the edge of the surf; I gave one parting embrace to Fayaway, who seemed speechless with sorrow, and the next instant I found myself safe in the boat, and Karakoee by my side, who told the rowers at once to give way.
He took the steering-sweep and encouraged the rowers with: "Washee- washee, good fella, washee-washee!"--which is the beche-de-mer for "row hard."
On this I spoke to twelve Spaniards, all stout rowers, and such as could most easily leave the city; but it was no easy matter to find so many just then, because there were twenty ships out on a cruise and they had taken all the rowers with them; and these would not have been found were it not that their master remained at home that summer without going to sea in order to finish a galliot that he had upon the stocks.
Eight rowers, leaning lazily to their oars, made it move upon the canal with the graceful slowness of the swans, which, disturbed in their ancient possessions by the approach of the bark, looked from a distance at this splendid and noisy pageant.
To the rowers he issued the command that brought their boat in toward the bank not a dozen paces beyond the spot where I lay.
"You may start, Senor Jacinto," said the professor, and the guide called something in Indian dialect to the rowers. Lines were cast off and the boats moved out into the stream under the influence of the sturdy paddlers.
The boat put off, and, lifted by the six rowers, drew rapidly towards the dugong, which floated about two miles from the Nautilus.
This boat contained an officer, a mate, and eight rowers. The officer alone went on board, where he was received with all the deference inspired by the uniform.
And Athos sprang into the boat, which was immediately pushed off and which soon sped seawards under the efforts of four stalwart rowers.
The captain leaped in, accompanied by his officers and passengers, and the rapid current of the Thames, aiding the strong arms of the rowers, bore them swiftly to Greenwich.
Alcinous went on board and saw everything so securely stowed under the ship's benches that nothing could break adrift and injure the rowers. Then they went to the house of Alcinous to get dinner, and he sacrificed a bull for them in honour of Jove who is the lord of all.