row

Definitions

  • Minor Canon Row: Rochester
    Minor Canon Row: Rochester
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v row propel with oars "row the boat across the lake"
    • n row the act of rowing as a sport
    • n row (construction) a layer of masonry "a course of bricks"
    • n row a continuous chronological succession without an interruption "they won the championship three years in a row"
    • n row an angry dispute "they had a quarrel","they had words"
    • n row an arrangement of objects or people side by side in a line "a row of chairs"
    • n row a linear array of numbers, letters, or symbols side by side
    • n row a long continuous strip (usually running horizontally) "a mackerel sky filled with rows of clouds","rows of barbed wire protected the trenches"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Siegfried's body is rowed across the water Siegfried's body is rowed across the water
Jamestown house types: simple frame, half-timber, brick, and row. (Conjectural sketches by Sidney E. King.) Jamestown house types: simple frame, half-timber, brick, and row. (Conjectural sketches by Sidney E. King.)
Excavated foundation of a late 17th-century prototype of the Baltimore and Philadelphia row houses. Six families could have lived here Excavated foundation of a late 17th-century prototype of the Baltimore and Philadelphia row houses. Six families...
One of the intriguing mysteries of Jamestown is how the left leg and left half of a human pelvis came to be thrown with other refuse into a well behind the row house. The logical inference is that a rebel or criminal had been hanged, drawn, and quartered One of the intriguing mysteries of Jamestown is how the left leg and left half of a human pelvis came to be thrown...
Two-row corn planter, about 1854 Two-row corn planter, about 1854
We Rowed as Fast as we Could We Rowed as Fast as we Could
THE FARMER STOPPED TO SEE WHAT ALL THE ROW WAS ABOUT THE FARMER STOPPED TO SEE WHAT ALL THE ROW WAS ABOUT
What larks! Killed four-and-twenty blackbirds all in a row! at one shot!!! What larks! Killed four-and-twenty blackbirds all in a row! at one shot!!!

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: TYPEWRITER, is one of the longest words that can be made using the letters only one row of the keyboard
    • n Row A noisy, turbulent quarrel or disturbance; a brawl.
    • n Row 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 .""The bright seraphim in burning row ."
    • a. & adv Row Rough; stern; angry. "Lock he never so row ."
    • n Row The act of rowing; excursion in a rowboat.
    • Row To be moved by oars; as, the boat rows easily.
    • Row To propel with oars, as a boat or vessel, along the surface of water; as, to row a boat.
    • Row To transport in a boat propelled with oars; as, to row the captain ashore in his barge.
    • Row To use the oar; as, to row well.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Most snakes have six rows of teeth
    • row To impel (a boat) along the surface of water by means of oars. In ancient times rowing was the chief means of propulsion for vessels of all sizes then existing; and large galleys in the Mediterranean continued to be rowed till the nineteenth century. The service on the galleys, both ancient and modern, was very laborious. In later times it was generally performed by slaves or criminals chained to the bars or benches.
    • row To transport by rowing: as, to row one across a stream.
    • row To labor with the oar; use oars in propelling a boat through the water; be transported in a boat propelled by oars.
    • row To be moved by means of oars: as, the boat rows easily.
    • row To go through the motions of rowing in a boat swung at the davits of a ship, as a sailor in punishment for some offense connected with boats or rowing. The forced exercise is called a dry row. [Colloq. in both uses.]
    • n row An act of rowing; also, an excursion taken in a rowboat.
    • n row A series of things in a line, especially a straight line; a ra˙nk; a file: as, a row of houses or of trees; rows of benches or of figures; the people stood in rows; to plant corn in rows.
    • n row A line of writing.
    • n row A streak, as of blood. Compare rowy.
    • n row A hedge.
    • n row A continuous course or extent; a long passage. [This sense, now obsolete in general use, appears in the unique Rows of Chester in England, which are open public galleries or lines of passage running along the fronts of the houses in the principal streets, generally over the first stories, covered by the projecting upper stories, lined with shops on the inner side, and reached by stairs from the street.]
    • n row A line of houses in a town, standing contiguously or near together; especially, such a line of houses nearly or quite alike, or forming an architectural whole: sometimes used as part of the name of a short street, or section of a street, from one corner to the next.
    • n row In organ-building, same as bank, 7, or keyboard.
    • row To arrange in a line; set or stud with a number of things ranged in a row or line.
    • n row A noisy disturbance; a riot; a contest; a riotous noise or outbreak; any disorderly or disturbing affray, brawl. hubbub. or clatter: a colloquial word of wide application.
    • n row Synonyms Uproar, tumult, commotion, broil, affray.
    • row To injure by rough and wild treatment: as, to row a college room (that is, to damage the furniture in wild behavior).
    • row To scold; abuse; upbraid roughly or noisily.
    • row To behave in a wild and riotous way; engage in a noisy dispute, affray, or the like.
    • row A Scotch form of roll.
    • row An obsolete or dialectal form of rough.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: On average, an ear of a corn has 16 rows and approximately 800 kernels
    • n Row a line: a rank: persons or things in a line
    • v.t Row to arrange in a line
    • v.t Row to impel with an oar: to transport by rowing
    • v.i Row to work with the oar: to be moved by oars
    • n Row an excursion in a rowing-boat
    • n Row row a noisy squabble: uproar: an outbreak: a brawl
    • v.t Row to injure by wild treatment: to abuse, scold
    • v.i Row to behave in a riotous way
    • n Row a rough, disreputable fellow
    • n Row row (Scot.) a form of roll
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Quotations

  • Indian Proverb
    Indian Proverb
    “Call on God, but row away from the rocks.”
  • Saunders
    Saunders
    “Only the guy who isn't rowing has time to rock the boat.”
  • John Larroquette
    John Larroquette
    “A few years back I was more a candidate for skid row bum than an Emmy. If I hadn't stopped [drinking], I'd be playing handball with John Belushi right now.”
  • Woody Allen
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    “What if nothing exists and we're all in somebody's dream? Or what's worse, what if only that fat guy in the third row exists?”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Two million years from now the scientists can start a row by claming that the creatures of that period descended from us.”
  • Harold S. Geneen
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    “I don't believe in just ordering people to do things. You have to sort of grab an oar and row with them.”

Idioms

A long row to hoe - Something that is a long row to hoe is a difficult task that takes a long time.
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Ducks in a row - (USA) If you have your ducks in a row, you are well-organized.
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Get your ducks in a row - If you get your ducks in a row, you organise yourself and your life.
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Tough row to hoe - (USA) A tough row to hoe is a situation that is difficult to handle. ('A hard row to hoe' is an alternative form.)
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
AS. rwan,; akin to D. roeijen, MHG. rüejen, Dan. roe, Sw. ro, Icel. ra, L. remus, oar, Gr. , Skr. aritra,. √8. Cf. Rudder

Usage

In literature:

We often see pleasing effects that have been secured by planting reds and blues in rows, alternating with rows of white.
"Amateur Gardencraft" by Eben E. Rexford
He glanced over the rows of people as he passed.
"Black Oxen" by Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
The order to a boat's crew to renew rowing, or to increase their exertions if they were already rowing.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
Peter rowed stroke, and Hopwood and Ross rowed numbers one and two.
"Peter and Jane" by S. (Sarah) Macnaughtan
At its worst it is not so depressing as a row of discreet semi-detached villas.
"A Poor Man's House" by Stephen Sydney Reynolds
The rows should be a foot apart and the seeds quite close together in the row.
"Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Nature Study" by Ontario Ministry of Education
It was surely the prettiest race that had ever been rowed on Otasco Lake.
"The Young Oarsmen of Lakeview" by Ralph Bonehill
He rowed directly up to the sloop.
"Jim Spurling, Fisherman" by Albert Walter Tolman
A boat, in which were a few young girls, came rowing up.
"Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen" by Hans Christian Andersen
From Turks Row we pass into Franklin's Row.
"Chelsea" by G. E. (Geraldine Edith) Mitton
In no other way may we ride so that there be no lack of equal numbers in the rows.
"The Canterbury Puzzles" by Henry Ernest Dudeney
As they rowed out in the stream the woman could be heard calling to them to save the children first.
"The Johnstown Horror" by James Herbert Walker
In this room there were twenty cot beds, arranged in two opposite rows, with their heads to the walls.
"Uncle Sam's Boys in the Ranks" by H. Irving Hancock
This evening, as she approached the row of low white-washed houses, a crowd of children swarmed out, as usual, to stare at her.
"Macaria" by Augusta Jane Evans Wilson
The captain made his headquarters in Concord at Rowe's Tavern, which was kept by Edmund's uncle, Captain Thomas Munroe.
"Ben Comee" by M. J. (Michael Joseph) Canavan
They would say it was only a fisherman's row and tell you to swear out a warrant.
"El Diablo" by Brayton Norton
My marster was name Marse Tom Rowe and my mistress name Missy Jane Rowe.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
I never saw any harm come from these fusillades, but they made a wonderful row.
"Gold" by Stewart White
In the spring, plant them in rows three feet apart, and ten inches in the row.
"Soil Culture" by J. H. Walden
It contained a man, who rowed it leisurely toward the wharf.
"My Brave and Gallant Gentleman" by Robert Watson
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In poetry:

Row till the land dip 'neath
The sea from view.
Row till a land peep up,
A home for you.
"Rowers Chant" by Thomas Sturge Moore
All along the corn rows,
O'er the glinting dews,
Hark! A muffled horn blows
Some wild news!
"Break Of Day" by John Gneisenau Neihardt
Row till the stars grow bright
Like certain eyes.
Row till the noon be high
As hopes you prize.
"Rowers Chant" by Thomas Sturge Moore
Ho! fisher, hoist your idle sail,
And whistle for a gale;
My ship is waiting in the bay,
Row away!
""The Shadows On The Water Reach"" by Elizabeth Drew Barstow Stoddard
From this silver-sanded shore,
Beckon him to row thee o'er;
Where yon solemn shadows be,
I shall wait thee -- come and see!
"Death's Ferryman" by Alice Cary
"Well, it takes two to make a row," sez little Digger Smith.
"A bloke can't argue 'less 'e 'as a bloke to argue with.
I've come 'ome from a dinkum scap to find this land uv light
Is chasin' its own tail around an' callin' it a fight.
"Over the Fence" by C J Dennis

In news:

The Frisco Rowing Center co-hosted the event with Big Shooters Coffee Shop in Kremmling, owned by former national rowing team member Shawn Scholl.
So this is two days in a row that I have been invited to eat at an Evansville restaurant…and it's two days in a row that have nothin' but good things to say about the experiences.
Row, row, row your boat gently down the stream.
He would sit several rows behind her and would move a row closer each Sunday.
Row on, Columbia, row on.
I purchased two front-row seats (section 118, row A) at the Crown Coliseum for my sons for the Fayetteville State University Homecoming Concert.
Rows upon rows of frames of various.
Jamie Button (front row, from left), Betsie Swartz, Casiena Raether, Mark Ulrich (back row) and Mickey Stegall star in " Mauritius .".
Rows and rows of them in what were parks and open spaces.
(Top row, from left) Patrick Reed, Peter Uihlein, Scott Langley, (bottom row, from left) Russell Henley, Bud Cauley and Jordan Spieth were among the 16 players invited to participate in a Walker Cup practice session in January.
Riding his bicycle Tuesday afternoon from his house in East Falls to Boathouse Row - about to start a rowing workout on the Schuylkill.
Find someone who has been in a rowing program for guidance or check out the C2 website and watch the video of how to row.
This undated photo made available by Science magazine shows tabby cats with the mackerel pattern, top row, and blotched pattern, bottom row.
Skid Row Virgo's Daughter skid row.
Andrea, Patricia, and Sarah Middle Row: Natania, Amy, Marziah, and Laura Bottom Row: Cathe, Chaos Mandy, and Helene.
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In science:

For the velocity field, on the other hand, the corresponding rms errors are 3.2% (top row) and 7.0% (bottom row).
Multiscale Gaussian Random Fields for Cosmological Simulations
To fix ideas let us consider, instead of a row of N scatterers, a strip of M rows of N scatterers each, where the wave (or the random walker) is incident from left.
Modeling the propagation of a signal through a layered nanostructure: Connections between the statistical properties of waves and random walks
The A3 of the latter row is totally on the right of the A3 of the former row).
Box-shaped matrices and the defining ideal of certain blowup surfaces
Unless U ends at row s, µ△U will be a k-assignment equivalent to µ avoiding both rows s and t.
A Proof of Parisi's Conjecture on the Random Assignment Problem
Note that for every row r which is used in this path, there is a k-assignment µ′′ ≡ µ that avoids row r .
A Proof of Parisi's Conjecture on the Random Assignment Problem
Notice that s cannot be the first row, since the first row is used by every optimal k-assignment.
A Proof of Parisi's Conjecture on the Random Assignment Problem
Af by setting the elements in the last row that are in columns where row s has zeros, to zero.
A Proof of Parisi's Conjecture on the Random Assignment Problem
We let A′′ f be the matrix where the zero positions in row s are changed to the values of the corresponding elements in the last row of A.
A Proof of Parisi's Conjecture on the Random Assignment Problem
Now ϕ(A)f is obtained from A′′ f by swapping row s with the last row.
A Proof of Parisi's Conjecture on the Random Assignment Problem
It suffices to show that if a row s 6= r is deleted from the matrix, row r still belongs to the optimal cover of the remaining zeros.
A Proof of Parisi's Conjecture on the Random Assignment Problem
For a fixed k ≤ d − 2 and m ∈ S4 (k) we know that the columns and rows of m admit at most one trivial dependency (by excluding ˆS ) and that neither rows nor columns have a submatrix of strong rank between 2 and Nd (by excluding ˇS ).
Singular 0/1-matrices, and the hyperplanes spanned by random 0/1-vectors
Q ∈ Cn×n fixing the first row and mapping the (m + 2)nd row to the second row.
Quantum circuits for single-qubit measurements corresponding to platonic solids
Furthermore, in the factorization T = Q† ˜M (I2 ⊗ F † m ) the matrix Q is replaced by a permutation matrix Qr ∈ Cr×r that fixes the first row and maps the (r/2 + 2)nd row to the second row.
Quantum circuits for single-qubit measurements corresponding to platonic solids
Q is a permutation matrix that fixes the first row and maps the fifth row to the second.
Quantum circuits for single-qubit measurements corresponding to platonic solids
Q8 ∈ C8×8 is a permutation matrix that fixes the first row and maps the sixth row to the second row.
Quantum circuits for single-qubit measurements corresponding to platonic solids
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