Meaning of ROW in English


I. ˈrō verb

Etymology: Middle English, from Old English rōwan; akin to Middle High German rüejen to row, Latin remus oar

Date: before 12th century

intransitive verb

1. : to propel a boat by means of oars

2. : to move by or as if by the propulsion of oars

transitive verb


a. : to propel with or as if with oars


(1) : to participate in (a rowing match)

(2) : to compete against in rowing

(3) : to pull (an oar) in a crew

2. : to transport in an oar-propelled boat

• row·er ˈrō-ər noun

II. noun

Date: 1832

: an act or instance of rowing

III. noun

Etymology: Middle English rawe; akin to Old English rǣw row, Old High German rīga line, and perhaps to Sanskrit rikhati he scratches

Date: 13th century

1. : a number of objects arranged in a usually straight line

a row of bottles

also : the line along which such objects are arranged

planted the corn in parallel row s


a. : way , street

b. : a street or area dominated by a specific kind of enterprise or occupancy

doctors' row

3. : twelve-tone row


a. : a continuous strip usually running horizontally or parallel to a baseline

b. : a horizontal arrangement of items

- in a row

IV. transitive verb

Date: 1657

: to form into rows

V. ˈrau̇ noun

Etymology: origin unknown

Date: 1746

: a noisy disturbance or quarrel

VI. ˈrau̇ intransitive verb

Date: 1797

: to engage in a row : have a quarrel

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.