- The definition of a row is a number of people or things arranged in a line.
An example of row is a line of people waiting to get into a concert.
- To row is defined as to move a boat forward in the water using an oar.
An example of to row is to use a paddle to propel and steer a kayak.
row definition by Webster's New World
- a number of people or things arranged so as to form a line, esp. a straight line
- any of a series of such horizontal lines in parallel, as of seats in a theater or airplane, corn in a field, etc.
- a street with a line of buildings on either side, specif. one with occupants or establishments of a specified kind: fraternity row
Origin: Middle English rowe ; from Old English ræw, akin to German reihe ; from Indo-European base an unverified form rei-, to tear, split from source rive, reap
- to propel (a boat, etc.) on water by or as by using oars
- to convey in or on a boat, etc. propelled in this way
- to employ (a specified number of oars): said of a boat
- to use (oarsmen, a stroke, etc. as specified) in rowing, esp. in a race
- to engage in (a race) by rowing
- to row against in a race
Origin: Middle English rowen ; from Old English rowan, akin to Old Norse roa ; from Indo-European base an unverified form erē-, to row, oar from source rudder, Classical Latin remus, oar, Classical Greek eretēs, rower
- to use oars in propelling a boat
- to be propelled by means of oars: said of a boat
- an act or period of rowing
- a trip made by rowboat
- rower noun
Origin: back-formation ; from uncertain or unknown; perhaps rouse, with loss of s, as in pea or cherry
row definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- A series of objects placed next to each other, usually in a straight line.
- A succession without a break or gap in time: won the title for three years in a row.
- A line of adjacent seats, as in a theater, auditorium, or classroom.
- A continuous line of buildings along a street.
Origin: Middle English, from Old English rāw.
verb rowed, row·ing, rows verb, intransitive Nautical
- Nautical a. To propel (a boat) with or as if with oars.b. To carry in or on a boat propelled by oars.c. To use (a specified number of oars or people deploying them).
- To propel or convey in a manner resembling rowing of a boat.
- Sports a. To pull (an oar) as part of a racing crew.b. To race against by rowing.
- a. The act or an instance of rowing.b. A shift at the oars of a boat.
- A trip or an excursion in a rowboat.
Origin: Middle English rowen, from Old English rōwan; see erə- in Indo-European roots.
- rowˈer noun
- A boisterous disturbance or quarrel; a brawl. See Synonyms at brawl.
- An uproar; a great noise.
Origin: Origin unknown.
row - Computer Definition
(1) A horizontal set of data or components. In a graph, it is called the "x-axis." Contrast with column.
(2) A group of related and adjacent fields of data about a subject or transaction in a database. A collection of rows makes up a database file (table). Also called a "record" or "tuple." See relational database.
row - Phrases/Idioms
hard row to hoeor long row to hoeâ
in a row
a tough row to hoe