row

row
1.
n.
1 a number of persons or things in a more or less straight line.
2 a line of seats across a theatre etc. (in the front row).
3 a street with a continuous line of houses along one or each side.
4 a line of plants in a field or garden.
5 a horizontal line of entries in a table etc.
Phrases and idioms:
a hard row to hoe a difficult task. in a row
1 forming a row.
2 colloq. in succession (two Sundays in a row). row-house US a terrace house.
Etymology: ME raw, row, f. OE f. Gmc
2.
v. & n.
—v.
1 tr. propel (a boat) with oars.
2 tr. convey (a passenger) in a boat in this way.
3 intr. propel a boat in this way.
4 tr. make (a stroke) or achieve (a rate of striking) in rowing.
5 tr. compete in (a race) by rowing.
6 tr. row a race with.
—n.
1 a spell of rowing.
2 an excursion in a rowing-boat.
Phrases and idioms:
row-boat US = rowing-boat. row down overtake in a rowing, esp. bumping, race. rowing-boat Brit. a small boat propelled by oars. rowing-machine a device for exercising the muscles used in rowing. row out exhaust by rowing (the crew were completely rowed out at the finish). row over complete the course of a boat race with little effort, owing to the absence or inferiority of competitors.
Derivatives:
rower n.
Etymology: OE rowan f. Gmc, rel. to RUDDER, L remus oar
3.
n. & v. colloq.
—n.
1 a loud noise or commotion.
2 a fierce quarrel or dispute.
3 a a severe reprimand. b the condition of being reprimanded (shall get into a row).
—v.
1 intr. make or engage in a row.
2 tr. reprimand.
Phrases and idioms:
make (or kick up) a row 1 raise a noise.
2 make a vigorous protest.
Etymology: 18th-c. sl.: orig. unkn.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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