Meaning of ROW in English
I. row 1 S2 W2 /rəʊ $ roʊ/ BrE AmE noun [countable]
1 . a line of things or people next to each other ⇨ column
a row of houses
rows of trees
in a row
The children were asked to stand in a row.
row upon row (=many rows) of shelves stacked with books
2 . a line of seats in a theatre or cinema:
We sat in the front row.
3 . in a row happening a number of times, one after the other SYN consecutively
4 nights/3 weeks etc in a row
She’s been out four nights in a row.
I’ve beaten her three times in a row.
4 . used in the name of some roads:
22 Church Row
5 . a hard/tough row to hoe used to say that a particular situation is difficult
II. row 2 /raʊ/ BrE AmE noun British English
1 . [countable] a short angry argument, especially between people who know each other well SYN quarrel
He had just had a row with his wife.
What was the row about?
a family row
a blazing row (=a very angry argument)
2 . [countable] a situation in which people disagree strongly about important public matters SYN controversy
a new row over government secrecy
3 . [singular] a loud unpleasant noise that continues for a long time SYN racket :
Stop that row – I’m trying to get to sleep!
• • •
▪ have a row
Have you and Peter had a row?
■ ADJECTIVES/NOUN + row
▪ a huge row
They had a huge row when he got back home early yesterday.
▪ a furious row
She left the party after a furious row with her boyfriend.
▪ a blazing/flaming row (=a very angry row)
She had a blazing row with Eddie and stormed out of the house.
▪ a stand-up row (=a very angry row)
That night there was a stand-up row among the four kidnappers.
▪ a family row
When he turned up late, there was a family row.
▪ an unholy row informal (=a very angry row)
An unholy row broke out between two of the men drinking in the bar.
III. row 3 /rəʊ $ roʊ/ BrE AmE verb
[intransitive and transitive] to make a boat move across water using ↑ oar s
She rowed across the lake.
Jenny used to row at college (=as a sport) .
—row noun [singular] :
Why don’t we go for a row?
—rower noun [countable]
IV. row 4 /raʊ/ BrE AmE verb [intransitive]
British English to argue in an angry way
They rowed about money all the time.
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English. Longman - Словарь современного английского языка. 2012