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Princeton's WordNet

  1. rowing, rownoun

    the act of rowing as a sport


  1. rowingnoun

    The action of the verb to row.

  2. rowingnoun

    The action of propelling a boat with oars.

  3. rowingnoun

    The rowing of boats as a competitive sport.


  1. Rowing

    Rowing is the act of propelling a human-powered watercraft using the sweeping motions of oars to displace water and generate reactional propulsion. Rowing is functionally similar to paddling, but rowing requires oars to be mechanically attached to the boat, and the rower drives the oar like a lever, exerting force in the same direction as the boat's travel; while paddles are completely hand-held and have no attachment to the boat, and are driven like a cantilever, exerting force opposite to the intended direction of the boat. In some strict terminologies, using oars for propulsion may be termed either "pulling" or "rowing", with different definitions for each. Where these strict terminologies are used, the definitions are reversed depending on the context. On saltwater a "pulling boat" has each person working one oar on one side, alternating port and starboard along the length of the boat; whilst "rowing" means each person operates two oars, one on each side of the boat. On inland waterways, the opposite applies, with "rowing" being where each person in a crew works one oar and "sculling" (especially in sport rowing) involves each participant using a pair of oars. In a maritime setting "sculling" means propelling a boat with a single oar operated over the stern.: 135 : 226–227 This article focuses on the general types of rowing, such as recreation and transport rather than the sport of competitive rowing which is a specialized case of boat racing using strictly regulated equipment and a highly refined technique.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Rowing

    of Row

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Rowing in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Rowing in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of Rowing in a Sentence

  1. Jagan Chapagain:

    This is alarming because it is unfair, and because it could prolong or even worsen this terrible pandemic, let me be clear: In the race to end this pandemic, we are all rowing the same boat. We cannot sacrifice those at highest risk in some countries so that those at lowest risk can be vaccinated in others.

  2. Henry Hon:

    The most popular Greek word for 'minister' is diakonos, which means, 'a servant,' or 'one who executes the command of another.' The other Greek word used is hyperetes, which literally means, 'the under-rower,' or the subordinate who is doing the rowing of a boat. Thus, a minister works for both God and man in service. Just as Jesus was a servant to both God and man, so should all believers be.

  3. Mahe Drysdale:

    There's nothing stopping me going and joining a club in Fiji and getting the Fijian Rowing Federation to okay my entry for World Cup... World Cup's just the way the World Cup work, they are open to any athlete that's a member for a club in that country.

  4. Jean Paul Sartre:

    Only the guy who isn't rowing has time to rock the boat

  5. Xu Bijiu:

    It's like ... rowing a boat against the current, we have no other choice but to go forward.

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