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ROW

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does row mean? 

ROW (noun)
  The noun ROW has 7 senses:

1. an arrangement of objects or people side by side in a line
2. an angry dispute
3. a long continuous strip (usually running horizontally)
4. (construction) a layer of masonry
5. a linear array of numbers side by side
6. a continuous chronological succession without an interruption
7. the act of rowing as a sport

  Familiarity information: ROW used as a noun is common.


ROW (verb)
  The verb ROW has 1 sense:

1. propel with oars

  Familiarity information: ROW used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


ROW (noun)


Sense 1row [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An arrangement of objects or people side by side in a line

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Context example:

a row of chairs

Hypernyms ("row" is a kind of...):

line (a formation of people or things one beside another)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "row"):

serration (a row of notches)

terrace (a row of houses built in a similar style and having common dividing walls (or the street on which they face))


Sense 2row [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An angry dispute

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

dustup; quarrel; wrangle; run-in; row; words

Context examples:

they had a quarrel / they had words

Hypernyms ("row" is a kind of...):

conflict; difference; difference of opinion; dispute (a disagreement or argument about something important)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "row"):

bust-up (a serious quarrel (especially one that ends a friendship))

bicker; bickering; fuss; pettifoggery; spat; squabble; tiff (a quarrel about petty points)

affray; altercation; fracas (noisy quarrel)


Sense 3row [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A long continuous strip (usually running horizontally)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)

Context examples:

a mackerel sky filled with rows of clouds / rows of barbed wire protected the trenches

Hypernyms ("row" is a kind of...):

strip (a relatively long narrow piece of something)


Sense 4row [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(construction) a layer of masonry

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

row; course

Context example:

a course of bricks

Hypernyms ("row" is a kind of...):

bed; layer (single thickness of usually some homogeneous substance)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "row"):

damp course; damp-proof course (a course of some impermeable material laid in the foundation walls of building near the ground to prevent dampness from rising into the building)

row of bricks (a course of bricks place next to each other (usually in a straight line))

Holonyms ("row" is a part of...):

wall (an architectural partition with a height and length greater than its thickness; used to divide or enclose an area or to support another structure)


Sense 5row [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A linear array of numbers side by side

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Hypernyms ("row" is a kind of...):

array (an orderly arrangement)

Holonyms ("row" is a member of...):

table; tabular array (a set of data arranged in rows and columns)


Sense 6row [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A continuous chronological succession without an interruption

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Context example:

they won the championship three years in a row

Hypernyms ("row" is a kind of...):

chronological sequence; chronological succession; sequence; succession; successiveness (a following of one thing after another in time)


Sense 7row [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of rowing as a sport

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

rowing; row

Hypernyms ("row" is a kind of...):

athletics; sport (an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition)

Meronyms (parts of "row"):

feather; feathering (turning an oar parallel to the water between pulls)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "row"):

crab (a stroke of the oar that either misses the water or digs too deeply)

sculling (rowing by a single oarsman in a racing shell)


ROW (verb)


Sense 1row [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Propel with oars

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Context example:

row the boat across the lake

Hypernyms (to "row" is one way to...):

boat (ride in a boat on water)

Domain category:

athletics; sport (an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "row"):

stroke (row at a particular rate)

feather; square (turn the oar, while rowing)

pull (operate when rowing a boat)

scull (propel with sculls)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s PP

Sentence examples:

They row the river
They row down the river


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