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row1 / / • n. a number of people or things in a more or less straight line: her villa stood in a row of similar ones. ∎  a line of seats in a theater: they sat in the front row. ∎  a street with a continuous line of houses along one or both of its sides, esp. when specifying houses of a particular type or function: fraternity row. ∎  a horizontal line of entries in a table. ∎  a complete line of stitches in knitting or crochet. PHRASES: a hard (or tough) row to hoe a difficult task. in a row forming a line: four chairs were set in a row. ∎ inf. in succession: we get six days off in a row. row2 / / • v. [tr.] propel (a boat) with oars: out in the bay a small figure was rowing a rubber dinghy. ∎  [intr.] travel by propelling a boat in this way: we rowed down the river all day. ∎  convey (a passenger) in a boat by propelling it with oars: her father was rowing her across the lake. ∎  [intr.] engage in the sport of rowing, esp. competitively: he rowed for Yale. • n. [in sing.] a period of rowing. DERIVATIVES: row·er n. row3 / rou/ inf., • n. a noisy acrimonious quarrel: they had a row and she stormed out of the house. ∎  a serious dispute: the director is at the center of a row over policy decisions. ∎  a loud noise or uproar: if he's at home he must have heard that row. • v. [intr.] have a quarrel: they rowed about who would receive the money from the sale. PHRASES: make (or kick up) a row make a noise or commotion. ∎  make a vigorous protest.

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Row

a number of things or persons set out in a circle, in a string or series, or in a lineWilkes.

Examples : row of answers, 1674; of beans; of grain, 1707; of houses, 1450; of onions, 1880; of piles, 1229; of pillars, 1610; of pineapples, 1779; of stakes, 1719; of theatre seats, 1710; of teeth, 1887; of words, 1510; of writers, 1576.

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row2 use oars OE.; trans. XIV. OE. str. vb. rōwan (weak inflexions appear XIII) = MLG. rōjen (Du. roeijen), MHG. rüejen steer, ON. róa, f. Gmc. *rō- steer, belonging to the IE. base *er- repr. in Gr. erétēs rower, L. rēmus, OIr. ráme oar, Lith. irti row, Skr. aritā́ rower.

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row1 number of persons or things set in a line. ME. raw, row (XIII) points to OE. *rāw, var. of ræw (ME. rew), perh. rel. to MDu. rīe (Du. rij), MHG. rīhe (G. reihe).

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row3 violent commotion, noisy dispute. XVIII. of unkn. orig.

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row. See note-row.

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ROW right of way

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