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

Misc. Definitions

\Row\, a. & adv. [See {Rough}.] Rough; stern; angry. [Obs.] ``Lock he never so row.'' --Chaucer.
\Row\, n. [Abbrev. fr. rouse, n.] A noisy, turbulent quarrel or disturbance; a brawl. [Colloq.] --Byron.
\Row\, n. [OE. rowe, rawe, rewe, AS. r[=a]w, r?w; probably akin to D. rij, G. reihe; cf. Skr. r?kh[=a] a line, stroke.] 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.
\Row\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Rowed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Rowing}.] [AS. r?wan; akin to D. roeijen, MHG. r["u]ejen, Dan. roe, Sw. ro, Icel. r?a, L. remus oar, Gr. ?, Skr. aritra. [root]
8. Cf. {Rudder}.]
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.

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