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
She also wanted to give me a gift — I was 33 when I filmed Aileen on death row — and believed that the interview would sell for millions of dollars.
The company says it ended Q3 2020 with a GAAP profit of $331 million, the fifth profitable quarter in a row for the US automaker.
Nearly 900,000 Americans applied for first-time unemployment benefits last week, the Labor Department announced, the highest number since mid-August and the second weekly increase in a row.
The situation is different for vertical farms, which use LED lamps because each row of plants blocks sunlight to the one below.
Across the street from the restaurant are six parking spots, lined up in a row.
For years, Mooney rowed around Long Island promoting HIV/AIDS awareness.Victor Mooney’s Epic Adventure for His Dead Brother | Justin Jones | October 19, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Odysseus ordered his men to stuff their ears with beeswax as they rowed by.War Nostalgia Is Leading Veterans to Places Like Syria. One Went Missing There. | Elliot Ackerman | May 3, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The Rio Grande split into two channels, and we rowed to port and took the American side.
That the weather being calm, he rowed round me several times, observed my windows and wire-lattices that defenced them.Gulliver's Travels | Jonathan Swift
They gardened, they drove out, they rowed and sailed upon the lake, but they declined all acquaintances.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3) | Charles James Wills
As he rowed back to the town, it seemed to him that he was quite a different Jacob Worse to the one who had rowed from it.Skipper Worse | Alexander Lange Kielland
By the time of our return the tide had already risen several feet and we were rowed to the mainland in a boat.British Highways And Byways From A Motor Car | Thomas D. Murphy
His zeal cooled, and he conjured up a thousand difficulties as they rowed across the bay.Skipper Worse | Alexander Lange Kielland
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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