What does row mean?

Definitions for row

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word 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"

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

  9. Origin: [See Rough.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Row

    rō, n. a line: a rank: persons or things in a line.—v.t. to arrange in a line. [A.S. ráw, ráwe; Ger. reihe, Dut. rij.]

  2. Row

    rō, v.t. to impel with an oar: to transport by rowing.—v.i. to work with the oar: to be moved by oars.—n. an excursion in a rowing-boat.—adj. Row′able.—ns. Row′boat, a boat moved by rowers; Row′er; Row′-port, a small square hole in small vessels near the water-line for the oars in a calm. [A.S. rówan; Ger. rudern, Ice. róa.]

  3. Row

    row, n. a noisy squabble: uproar: an outbreak: a brawl.—v.t. to injure by wild treatment: to abuse, scold.—v.i. to behave in a riotous way.—adj. Row′dy, noisy and turbulent, given to quarrelling.—n. a rough, disreputable fellow.—n. Row′dy-dow, a sustained noise or hubbub, a row.—adjs. Row′dy-dow′dy, given to raising rows, uproarious; Row′dyish.—ns. Row′dyism, the conduct of a rowdy or rough, turbulence; Row′er, one given to quarrels. [Put for rouse (q.v.).]

  4. Row

    row, n. (Scot.) a form of roll.—n. Row′-cloth, a folding cloak of warm cloth.

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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


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of row in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of row in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Latin Proverb:

    If there is no wind, row.

  2. Deon Joseph:

    Nobody ever goes hungry on Skid Row.

  3. Jonathan Swift:

    I row after health like a waterman...

  4. Indian Proverb:

    Call on God, but row away from the rocks.

  5. Coming to America:

    Tough girl I'm almost single, my husband's on death row.

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Translations for row

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • صفArabic
  • данданияBulgarian
  • remarCatalan, Valencian
  • řádek, veslovat, řadaCzech
  • ballade, spektakel, række, strid, ro, skælde ud, skændes, optøjer, slagsmål, skænderi, rad, tumultDanish
  • Klamauk, Schlägerei, Radau, Tumult, Lärm, Spektakel, Krach, Krawall, rudern, Krakeel, Donnerwetter, Rabatz, Zeile, Prügelei, Aufruhr, Reihe, Auseinandersetzung, StunkGerman
  • [[τραβάω]] [[κουπί]] [[σε]], [[τραβάω]] [[κουπί]], σειράGreek
  • vicoEsperanto
  • pista, remar, línea, remado, fila, remoSpanish
  • rida, riviEstonian
  • رج, ردیفPersian
  • rivi, riita, rähinä, soutaa, riidellä, meteliFinnish
  • ligne, ramer, rangée, rangFrench
  • líneIrish
  • iomair, troid, trodScottish Gaelic
  • sorHungarian
  • շարքArmenian
  • paddla, róaIcelandic
  • serie, rissa, remare, litigare, sequenza, chiasso, schiamazzare, fila, remata, lite, riga, baccano, berciare, successione, schiamazzoItalian
  • 行, 列, 漕ぐJapanese
  • Korean
  • ڕیزKurdish
  • rindaLatvian
  • roeien, rij, ruzieDutch
  • wiosłować, wiersz, rządPolish
  • remar, discutir, linha, fileira, remo, filaPortuguese
  • rând, certaRomanian
  • грести, строка, рядRussian
  • rad, riadokSlovak
  • bråka, ro, gräla, tumult, rad, bråk, gräl, oväsenSwedish
  • safuSwahili
  • వరుస, తెడ్డు వేయుట, అడ్డు వరుసTelugu
  • satır, sıraTurkish
  • qator, eshmoqUzbek
  • Chinese

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