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Meaning of row

row

Pronunciation: (rō), [key]
— 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. See
  6. one of the horizontal lines of squares on a checkerboard; rank.
  7. 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.
—v.t.
  1. to put in a row (often fol. by up).

row

Pronunciation: (rō), [key]
— v.i.
  1. to propel a vessel by the leverage of an oar or the like.
—v.t.
  1. to propel (a vessel) by the leverage of an oar or the like.
  2. to convey in a boat that is rowed.
  3. to convey or propel (something) in a manner suggestive of rowing.
  4. to require, use, or be equipped with (a number of oars): The captain's barge rowed twenty oars.
  5. to use (oarsmen) for rowing.
  6. to perform or participate in by rowing: to row a race.
  7. to row against in a race: Oxford rows Cambridge.
—n.
  1. an act, instance, or period of rowing: It was a long row to the far bank.
  2. an excursion in a rowboat: to go for a row.

row

Pronunciation: (rou), [key]
—v.i.
  1. to quarrel noisily.
—v.t.
  1. to upbraid severely; scold.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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  • row (Thesaurus)