/roh/, 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. Music. See tone row.6. Checkers. one of the horizontal lines of squares on a checkerboard; rank.7. hard or long row to hoe, 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.8. to put in a row (often fol. by up).[1175-1225; ME row(e); cf. OE raew]row2—rowable, adj. —rower, n./roh/, v.i.1. to propel a vessel by the leverage of an oar or the like.v.t.2. to propel (a vessel) by the leverage of an oar or the like.3. to convey in a boat that is rowed.4. to convey or propel (something) in a manner suggestive of rowing.5. to require, use, or be equipped with (a number of oars): The captain's barge rowed twenty oars.6. to use (oarsmen) for rowing.7. to perform or participate in by rowing: to row a race.8. to row against in a race: Oxford rows Cambridge.n.9. an act, instance, or period of rowing: It was a long row to the far bank.10. an excursion in a rowboat: to go for a row.row3/row/, n.1. a noisy dispute or quarrel; commotion.2. noise or clamor.v.i.3. to quarrel noisily.v.t.4. Chiefly Brit. to upbraid severely; scold.[1740-50; orig. uncert.]Syn. 1. spat, tiff, scrap, scrape, set-to.
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