a number of persons or things arranged in a line, especially a straight line: a row of apple trees.
a line of persons or things so arranged: The petitioners waited in a row.
to put in a row (often followed by up).
Idioms about row
hard / long row to hoe, a difficult task or set of circumstances to confront: At 32 and with two children, she found attending medical school a hard row to hoe.
Other definitions for row (2 of 3)
to propel a vessel by the leverage of an oar or the like.
to propel (a vessel) by the leverage of an oar or the like.
to convey in a boat that is rowed.
to convey or propel (something) in a manner suggestive of rowing.
to require, use, or be equipped with (a number of oars): The captain's barge rowed twenty oars.
to use (oarsmen) for rowing.
to perform or participate in by rowing: to row a race.
to row against in a race: Oxford rows Cambridge.
an act, instance, or period of rowing: It was a long row to the far bank.
an excursion in a rowboat: to go for a row.
- row·a·ble, adjective
- rower, noun
- un·der·row·er, noun
Other definitions for row (3 of 3)
a noisy dispute or quarrel; commotion.
noise or clamor.
to quarrel noisily.
Chiefly British. to upbraid severely; scold.
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How to use row in a sentence
While just about everyone has been affected by misinformation in the digital age, Jain has had more of a front row view than most.
The Bucks had the top defensive regular-season rating in the league for the second year in a row, and Antetokounmpo earned the Defensive Player of Year award.
Yet we also think the AFC East — which New England has won 11 times in a row — is very much up for grabs.Newton Can Replace Brady, But Can The Pats Replace Half Of Their Defense? | Neil Paine (firstname.lastname@example.org) | September 3, 2020 | FiveThirtyEight
The chip is made completely of silicon and has rows of triangular holes.6G Will Be 100 Times Faster Than 5G—and Now There’s a Chip for It | Vanessa Bates Ramirez | August 21, 2020 | Singularity Hub
As a result, China’s retail sales have fallen for five months in a row since the pandemic began to spread nationally in February.Haves and Have-Nots: Pandemic Recovery Explodes China’s Wealth Gap | Daniel Malloy | August 19, 2020 | Ozy
They stood in a single row, united by solemn respect as the Liu family remained inside.
Last September, the "designer" duo got booed at Lanvin's Paris fashion show after they arrived late to their front row seats.Kanye West and Kim Kardashian’s Balmain Campaign: High Fashion Meets Low Culture | Amy Zimmerman | December 23, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Brown had been serving a life sentence; McCollum had been on Death row.How the U.S. Justice System Screws Prisoners with Disabilities | Elizabeth Picciuto | December 16, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Detainees forced to stand on broken legs, or go 180 hours in a row without sleep.The Most Gruesome Moments in the CIA ‘Torture Report’ | Shane Harris, Tim Mak | December 9, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Later that day he made a call from the row of phones in the yard and reached his wife for the first time in six months.
Of course, my first row was a long one, quite through the city from west to east, including innumerable turnings and windings.Glances at Europe | Horace Greeley
The way was under a double row of tall trees, which met at the top and formed a green arch over our heads.Music-Study in Germany | Amy Fay
Chumru, though no fighting-man, realized that he was expected to make a row and uttered a bloodcurdling yell.The Red Year | Louis Tracy
I would have examined the poor man, but the friends kicked up a great row and shoved me off.Hunting the Lions | R.M. Ballantyne
Now they are approaching the long row of noble beeches that line the boundary of Mortlake.Checkmate | Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
British Dictionary definitions for row (1 of 3)
an arrangement of persons or things in a line: a row of chairs
mainly British a street, esp a narrow one lined with identical houses
(capital when part of a street name): Church Row
a line of seats, as in a cinema, theatre, etc
maths a horizontal linear arrangement of numbers, quantities, or terms, esp in a determinant or matrix
a horizontal rank of squares on a chessboard or draughtboard
in a row in succession; one after the other: he won two gold medals in a row
a hard row to hoe a difficult task or assignment
British Dictionary definitions for row (2 of 3)
a noisy quarrel or dispute
a noisy disturbance; commotion: we couldn't hear the music for the row next door
give someone a row informal to scold someone; tell someone off
(intr often foll by with) to quarrel noisily
(tr) archaic to reprimand
British Dictionary definitions for row (3 of 3)
to propel (a boat) by using oars
(tr) to carry (people, goods, etc) in a rowing boat
to be propelled by means of (oars or oarsmen)
(intr) to take part in the racing of rowing boats as a sport, esp in eights, in which each member of the crew pulls one oar: Compare scull (def. 6)
(tr) to race against in a boat propelled by oars: Oxford row Cambridge every year
an act, instance, period, or distance of rowing
an excursion in a rowing boat
- See also row over
- rower, noun
- rowing, noun
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Other Idioms and Phrases with row
see get one's ducks in a row; kick up a fuss (row); skid row; tough row to hoe.
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