Row v. t. [imp. & p. p. Rowed p. pr. & vb. n. Rowing.]
1. To propel with oars, as a boat or vessel, along the surface of water; as, to row a boat.
2. To transport in a boat propelled with oars; as, to row the captain ashore in his barge.
Row, v. i.
1. To use the oar; as, to row well.
2. To be moved by oars; as, the boat rows easily.
Row, n. The act of rowing; excursion in a rowboat.
Row a. & adv. Rough; stern; angry. [Obs.] “Lock he never so row.”
Row, n. A noisy, turbulent quarrel or disturbance; a brawl. [Colloq.]
Row n. 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.
And there were windows in three rows. --1 Kings vii. 4.
The bright seraphim in burning row. --Milton.
Row culture Agric., the practice of cultivating crops in drills.
Row of points Geom., the points on a line, infinite in number, as the points in which a pencil of rays is intersected by a line.
n 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"
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
7: the act of rowing as a sport [syn: rowing]
v : propel with oars; "row the boat across the lake"