row Definition

  • 1a line of things, people, animals, etc. arranged next to each other
  • 2a noisy argument or fight
  • 3a series of numbers or words arranged in a horizontal line

Using row: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "row" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The children were sitting in a row.

  • Example

    There was a row between the neighbors about the noise.

  • Example

    The spreadsheet has rows and columns of data.

row Synonyms and Antonyms

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Antonyms for row

Idioms Using row

  • to have a noisy argument or fight with someone


    She had a row with her boss and quit her job.

  • to be in the same difficult situation as someone else


    We're all in the same boat when it comes to dealing with this pandemic.

  • to cause trouble or problems by challenging the status quo or upsetting the balance of a situation


    I don't want to rock the boat, but I think we need to address this issue.

Phrases with row

  • row of seats

    a line of chairs or benches used for seating people in a theater, cinema, or other public venue


    We had to sit in the back row of seats because the front ones were already taken.

  • a line of houses built next to each other


    The street was lined with rows of identical houses.

  • a small boat that is moved through the water by using oars


    They rented a rowing boat and spent the afternoon on the lake.

Origins of row

from Old English 'rฤw', meaning 'a line'


Summary: row in Brief

The term 'row' [roสŠ] refers to a line of things, people, or animals arranged next to each other, such as 'The children were sitting in a row.' It can also mean a noisy argument or fight, as in 'There was a row between the neighbors about the noise.' Additionally, 'row' can refer to a series of numbers or words arranged in a horizontal line, like in a spreadsheet. Phrases like 'row of seats' and 'rowing boat' extend the concept of 'row,' while idioms like 'to have a row with someone' and 'to rock the boat' add figurative meanings.

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