Definitions for ROWroʊ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. a number of persons or things arranged in a line, esp. a straight line.

  2. a line of persons or things so arranged.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  3. a line of adjacent seats facing the same way, as in a theater.

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

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

    Category: Games

  6. (v.t.)to put in a row (often fol. by up).

  7. in a row,one after another; in succession.

    Category: Idiom

Idioms for row:

  1. hard, long, or tough row to hoe,an extremely difficult set of circumstances to contend with.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of row:

1175–1225; ME row(e); cf. OE rǣw


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

    Category: Nautical, Navy

  2. (v.t.)to propel (a vessel) with oars or the like.

    Category: Nautical, Navy

  3. to convey in a boat that is rowed.

    Category: Nautical, Navy

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

  5. to require, use, or be equipped with (a number of oars).

    Category: Nautical, Navy

  6. to use (oarsmen) for rowing.

  7. to row against in a race.

    Category: Navy

  8. (n.)an act or period of rowing.

  9. an excursion in a rowboat.

Origin of row:

bef. 950; ME; OE rōwan, c. MLG rōjen, MHG rüejen to steer, ON rōa; akin to L rēmus oar



  1. a noisy dispute or quarrel.

  2. (v.i.)to quarrel noisily.

Origin of row:


Princeton's WordNet

  1. row(noun)

    an arrangement of objects or people side by side in a line

    "a row of chairs"

  2. quarrel, wrangle, row, words, run-in, dustup(noun)

    an angry dispute

    "they had a quarrel"; "they had words"

  3. row(noun)

    a long continuous strip (usually running horizontally)

    "a mackerel sky filled with rows of clouds"; "rows of barbed wire protected the trenches"

  4. course, row(noun)

    (construction) a layer of masonry

    "a course of bricks"

  5. row(noun)

    a linear array of numbers, letters, or symbols side by side

  6. row(noun)

    a continuous chronological succession without an interruption

    "they won the championship three years in a row"

  7. rowing, row(verb)

    the act of rowing as a sport

  8. row(verb)

    propel with oars

    "row the boat across the lake"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. row(noun)ʊ

    a number of people or things arranged in a line

    a row of trees planted along the river; chairs arranged in rows

  2. rowʊ

    happening one after another

    There were three tornadoes in a row.

  3. row(verb)ʊ

    to move a boat using oars

    They rowed across the lake.

  4. row(noun)ʊ

    an argument in which you disagree with sb

    She had a row with her boyfriend.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Row

    rough; stern; angry

  2. Row(noun)

    a noisy, turbulent quarrel or disturbance; a brawl

  3. Row(noun)

    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

  4. Row(verb)

    to propel with oars, as a boat or vessel, along the surface of water; as, to row a boat

  5. Row(verb)

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

  6. Row(verb)

    to use the oar; as, to row well

  7. Row(verb)

    to be moved by oars; as, the boat rows easily

  8. Row(noun)

    the act of rowing; excursion in a rowboat


  1. Row

    In the context of a relational database, a row—also called a record or tuple—represents a single, implicitly structured data item in a table. In simple terms, a database table can be thought of as consisting of rows and columns or fields. Each row in a table represents a set of related data, and every row in the table has the same structure. For example, in a table that represents companies, each row would represent a single company. Columns might represent things like company name, company street address, whether the company is publicly held, its VAT number, etc.. In a table that represents the association of employees with departments, each row would associate one employee with one department. In a less formal usage, e.g. for a database which is not formally relational, a record is equivalent to a row as described above, but is not usually referred to as a row. The implicit structure of a row, and the meaning of the data values in a row, requires that the row be understood as providing a succession of data values, one in each column of the table. The row is then interpreted as a relvar composed of a set of tuples, with each tuple consisting of the two items: the name of the relevant column and the value this row provides for that column.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'ROW' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2180

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'ROW' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2189

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'ROW' in Nouns Frequency: #690

Anagrams of ROW

  1. Wor

Translations for ROW

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a noisy quarrel

They had a terrible row; a family row.

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