- 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
Related Words for oaredwade, splash, drift, slop, navigate, swim, sail, paddle, pull, sweep, drive, cruise, thrash, stir, boat, row, scull, oar, scud, drag
Examples from the Web for oared
Historical Examples of 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 for oar
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."
see put one's oar in.