Definitions for: Row


[n] the act of rowing as a sport
[n] (construction) a layer of masonry; "a course of bricks"
[n] a continuous chronological succession without an interruption; "they won the championship three years in a row"
[n] an angry dispute; "they had a quarrel"; "they had words"
[n] an arrangement of objects or people side by side in a line; "a row of chairs"
[n] a linear array of numbers side by side
[n] a long continuous strip (usually running horizontally); "a mackerel sky filled with rows of clouds"; "rows of barbed wire protected the trenches"
[v] propel with oars; "row the boat across the lake"



Webster (1913) Definition: Row, a. & adv. [See Rough.]
Rough; stern; angry. [Obs.] ``Lock he never so row.''
--Chaucer.


Row, n. [Abbrev. fr. rouse, n.]
A noisy, turbulent quarrel or disturbance; a brawl. [Colloq.]
--Byron.


Row, n. [OE. rowe, rawe, rewe, AS. r[=a]w, r?w; probably
akin to D. rij, G. reihe; cf. Skr. r?kh[=a] a line, stroke.]
A series of persons or things arranged in a continued line; a
line; a rank; a file; as, a row of trees; a row of houses or
columns.

And there were windows in three rows. --1 Kings vii.
4.

The bright seraphim in burning row. --Milton.

Row culture (Agric.), the practice of cultivating crops in
drills.

Row of points (Geom.), the points on a line, infinite in
number, as the points in which a pencil of rays is
intersected by a line.


Row, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Rowed; p. pr. & vb. n.
Rowing.] [AS. r?wan; akin to D. roeijen, MHG. r["u]ejen,
Dan. roe, Sw. ro, Icel. r?a, L. remus oar, Gr. ?, Skr.
aritra. [root]8. Cf. Rudder.]
1. To propel with oars, as a boat or vessel, along the
surface of water; as, to row a boat.

2. To transport in a boat propelled with oars; as, to row the
captain ashore in his barge.


Row, v. i.
1. To use the oar; as, to row well.

2. To be moved by oars; as, the boat rows easily.


Row, n.
The act of rowing; excursion in a rowboat.

Synonyms: course, dustup, quarrel, rowing, run-in, words, wrangle

See Also: affray, altercation, array, athletics, bicker, bickering, boat, bust-up, chronological sequence, chronological succession, conflict, crab, damp course, damp-proof course, difference, difference of opinion, dispute, feather, feather, feathering, fracas, fuss, layer, line, pull, row of bricks, scull, sculling, sequence, serration, spat, sport, squabble, square, strip, succession, successiveness, table, tabular array, terrace, tiff, wall

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