- furnished with oars.
Origin of oared
- a long shaft with a broad blade at one end, used as a lever for rowing or otherwise propelling or steering a boat.
- something resembling this or having a similar purpose.
- a person who rows; oarsman.
- to propel with or as if with oars; row.
- to traverse or make (one's way) by, or as if by, rowing.
- to row.
- to move or advance as if by rowing.
- put in one's oar, to meddle; interfere: He put in his oar and was told to mind his own business.
- rest on one's oars, to cease to make an effort; relax after exertion; stop working after success or completing a task: Once he became president, he was content to rest on his oars.
Origin of oar
Examples from the Web for oared
The master-of-camp arrived with his ship, ahead of the oared praus.The Philippine Islands, 1493-1803
Many boats plied to and fro, oared by jolly young watermen who dreamt not of railways and steam-launches.Dust
The boat you must bring to the landing is the twenty-six oared barge, which Malcolm MacLeod builded so well.A Prince of Good Fellows
And yet no one oared for him, while of course the out-and-out champions of the rival side hated him.The Cock-House at Fellsgarth
Talbot Baines Reed
The life–boats are of different sizes—six, eight, ten and twelve–oared.Fighting the Sea
Edward A. Rand
- equipped with oars
- (in combination) having oars as specifiedtwo-oared
- a long shaft of wood for propelling a boat by rowing, having a broad blade that is dipped into and pulled against the water. Oars were also used for steering certain kinds of ancient sailing boats
- short for oarsman
- put one's oar in to interfere or interrupt
- to row or propel with or as if with oarsthe two men were oaring their way across the lake
Word Origin and History for oared
Old English ar "oar," from Proto-Germanic *airo (cf. Old Norse ar, Danish aare, Swedish åra), of unknown origin; perhaps related to Latin remus "oar," Greek eretes "rower," eretmos "oar."
Idioms and Phrases with oared
see put one's oar in.