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1 an arrangement of objects or people side by side in a line; "a row of chairs"
2 an angry dispute; "they had a quarrel"; "they had words" [syn: quarrel, wrangle, words, run-in, dustup]
3 a long continuous strip (usually running horizontally); "a mackerel sky filled with rows of clouds"; "rows of barbed wire protected the trenches"
4 (construction) a layer of masonry; "a course of bricks" [syn: course]
5 a linear array of numbers side by side
6 a continuous chronological succession without an interruption; "they won the championship three years in a row"
7 the act of rowing as a sport [syn: rowing] v : propel with oars; "row the boat across the lake"

User Contributed Dictionary


Etymology 1

rāw. Cognate with Dutch rij and German Reihe "row".


  • (RP): , /rəʊ/, /r@U/
  • (US): , /roʊ/, /roU/
  • Homophones: rho, roe
    Rhymes with: -əʊ


  1. A line of objects, often regularly spaced, such as seats in a theatre, vegetable plants in a garden etc.
  2. A line of entries in a table, etc., going from left to right; as opposed to a column going from top to bottom.
line of objects
in a table

Etymology 2

rōwan, cognate with rudder.


  1. An exercise performed with a pulling motion of the arms towards the back.


  1. In the context of "transitive|nautical": To propel (a boat or other craft) over water using oars.
  2. In the context of "intransitive|nautical": To propel a boat or other craft over water using oars.
transitive:to propel over water using oars
intransitive: to propel a boat or other craft over water using oars

Etymology 3

Unclear; some suggest it is a , verb.


  • , /raʊ/, /raU/
  • Rhymes with: -aʊ


  1. A noisy argument.
  2. A continual loud noise.
    Who's making that row?
noisy argument
continual loud noise


  1. To argue noisily.
intransitive: to argue noisily

Extensive Definition

Row may refer to:
  • A series of items placed in a row (or line)
  • Row (database), a single, implicitly structured data item in a table.
  • Tone row, in music, a permutation, an arrangement or ordering, of the twelve notes of the chromatic scale
  • Row (cryptozoology), a dinosaur-like cryptid reportedly found in New Guinea
  • Row (weight-lifting), a form of weight-lifting exercise
ROW may also refer to:

See also

row in German: Reihe
row in Russian: Ряд
row in Slovak: Rad

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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