Meaning of ROW in English


row 1

/roh/ , n.

1. a number of persons or things arranged in a line, esp. a straight line: a row of apple trees.

2. a line of persons or things so arranged: The petitioners waited in a row.

3. a line of adjacent seats facing the same way, as in a theater: seats in the third row of the balcony.

4. a street formed by two continuous lines of buildings.

5. Music. See tone row .

6. Checkers. one of the horizontal lines of squares on a checkerboard; rank.

7. hard or 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.


8. to put in a row (often fol. by up ).

[ 1175-1225; ME row ( e ); cf. OE raew ]

row 2

— rowable , adj. — rower , n.

/roh/ , v.i.

1. to propel a vessel by the leverage of an oar or the like.


2. to propel (a vessel) by the leverage of an oar or the like.

3. to convey in a boat that is rowed.

4. to convey or propel (something) in a manner suggestive of rowing.

5. to require, use, or be equipped with (a number of oars): The captain's barge rowed twenty oars.

6. to use (oarsmen) for rowing.

7. to perform or participate in by rowing: to row a race.

8. to row against in a race: Oxford rows Cambridge.


9. an act, instance, or period of rowing: It was a long row to the far bank.

10. an excursion in a rowboat: to go for a row.

[ bef. 950; ME rowen, OE rowan; c. ON roa; akin to L remus oar (see REMUS). Cf. rudder ]

row 3

/row/ , n.

1. a noisy dispute or quarrel; commotion.

2. noise or clamor.


3. to quarrel noisily.


4. Chiefly Brit. to upbraid severely; scold.

[ 1740-50; orig. uncert. ]

Syn. 1. spat, tiff, scrap, scrape, set-to.

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .