row

I ARRANGEMENT OR SEQUENCE
♦♦♦
rows
(Pronounced [[t]ro͟ʊ[/t]] in row 1 and 2, and [[t]ra͟ʊ[/t]] in row 3.)
1) N-COUNT: oft N of n A row of things or people is a number of them arranged in a line.

...a row of pretty little cottages...

Several men are pushing school desks and chairs into neat rows.

Syn:
2) N-COUNT In a theatre or cinema, or on a plane, each line of seats is called a row.

She was sitting in the front row.

3) N-IN-NAMES: n N Row is sometimes used in the names of streets.

...the house at 236 Larch Row.

4) See also , skid row
5) PHRASE: PHR after v If something happens several times in a row, it happens that number of times without a break. If something happens several days in a row, it happens on each of those days.

They have won five championships in a row...

If I'm inside for three days in a row, I go crazy...

It is the sixth month in a row in which imports have fallen.

6) a hard row to hoesee hoe
II MAKING A BOAT MOVE
rows, rowing, rowed
(Pronounced [[t]ro͟ʊ[/t]] in row 1 and 2, and [[t]ra͟ʊ[/t]] in row 3.)
When you row, you sit in a boat and make it move through the water by using oars. If you row someone somewhere, you take them there in a boat, using oars.
See also rowing

[V prep] He rowed as quickly as he could to the shore...

[V n] We could all row a boat and swim almost before we could walk...

[V n adv/prep] The boatman refused to row him back.

Phrasal Verbs:
N-COUNT
Row is also a noun.

I took Daniel for a row.

III DISAGREEMENT OR NOISE
♦♦♦
rows, rowing, rowed
(Pronounced [[t]ro͟ʊ[/t]] in row 1 and 2, and [[t]ra͟ʊ[/t]] in row 3.)
1) N-COUNT: oft adj N, N prep A row is a serious disagreement between people or organizations. [BRIT, INFORMAL]

This is likely to provoke a further row about the bank's role in the affair...

The ministers must have realized that they risked what could be a major diplomatic row with France.

Syn:
2) N-COUNT If two people have a row, they have a noisy argument. [BRIT, INFORMAL]

We never seem to stay together for very long before we have a dreadful row...

A man had been stabbed to death in a family row.

Syn:
quarrel, argument
3) V-RECIP If two people row or if one person rows with another, they have a noisy argument. [BRIT, INFORMAL]

[pl-n V] They rowed all the time and thought it couldn't be good for the baby...

[V with n] He had earlier rowed with his girlfriend.

Syn:
quarrel, argue
4) N-SING If you say that someone is making a row, you mean that they are making a loud, unpleasant noise. [BRIT, INFORMAL]

`Whatever is that row?' she demanded. `Pop festival,' he answered.

Syn:
din, racket

English dictionary. 2008.

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