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3 letters words from 'row'

ROW 6 

2 letters words from 'row'

OR 2OW 5
WO 5 

All 3 letters words made out of row

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Definitions and meaning of row

row

Etymology 1

From Middle English rewe, rowe, rawe, from Old English rǣw, rāw, probably from Proto-Germanic *raiwō, *raigwō, *raih- (row, streak, line), from Proto-Indo-European *reyk- (to carve, scratch, etch). Cognate with dialectal Norwegian (boundary line), Middle Dutch rīe, Dutch rij (row, line), Old High German rīga (line), rihan (to string), Middle High German rige (line, row, ditch), rīhe (row, line, corridor), German Reihe (row), Middle Low German rēge, rīge, Old Norse rega (string), Middle Dutch rīghe, Dutch rijg, rijge, German Riege (sports team).

Alternative forms

  • rew (dialectal)

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) enPR: , IPA(key): /ˈɹəʊ/
  • (US) enPR: , IPA(key): /ˈɹoʊ/
  • Homophones: rho, roe
  • Rhymes: -əʊ

Noun

row (plural rows)

  1. A line of objects, often regularly spaced, such as seats in a theatre, vegetable plants in a garden etc.
  2. A line of entries in a table, etc., going from left to right, as opposed to a column going from top to bottom.
    Antonym: column
Synonyms
  • (line of objects): line, sequence, series, succession, tier (of seats)
  • (in a table): line
Derived terms
  • Forest Row
  • long row to hoe
  • Loosley Row
Translations

Etymology 2

From Middle English rowen (to row), from Old English rōwan (to row), from Proto-Germanic *rōaną (to row), from Proto-Indo-European *h₁reh₁- (to row). Compare West Frisian roeie, Dutch roeien, Danish ro. More at rudder.

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) enPR: , IPA(key): /ɹəʊ/
  • (US) enPR: , IPA(key): /ɹoʊ/
  • Homophones: rho, roe
  • Rhymes: -əʊ

Noun

row (plural rows)

  1. An act or instance of rowing.
  2. (weightlifting) An exercise performed with a pulling motion of the arms towards the back.
Translations

Verb

row (third-person singular simple present rows, present participle rowing, simple past and past participle rowed)

  1. (transitive or intransitive, nautical) To propel (a boat or other craft) over water using oars.
    Synonym: paddle
  2. (transitive) To transport in a boat propelled with oars.
    to row the captain ashore in his barge
  3. (intransitive) To be moved by oars.
    The boat rows easily.
Derived terms
  • get in the boat and row
  • rowboat (see also rowing boat)
Translations

Etymology 3

Unclear; some suggest it is a back-formation from rouse, verb.

Pronunciation

  • enPR: rou, IPA(key): /ɹaʊ/
  • Rhymes: -aʊ

Noun

row (plural rows)

  1. A noisy argument.
    • 1923, P.G. Wodehouse, The Inimitable Jeeves:
      As a rule, you see, I'm not lugged into Family Rows. On the occasions when Aunt is calling to Aunt like mastodons bellowing across primeval swamps and Uncle James's letter about Cousin Mabel's peculiar behaviour is being shot round the family circle... the clan has a tendency to ignore me.
    • 1991, Stephen Fry, The Liar, p. 27:
      ...he wrote to me last week telling me about an incredible bitch of a row blazing there on account of someone having been and gone and produced an unofficial magazine called Raddled, full of obscene libellous Oz-like filth. And what I though, what Sammy and I thought, was—why not?
    Synonyms: argument, disturbance, fight, fracas, quarrel, shouting match, slanging match
  2. A continual loud noise.
    Synonyms: din, racket
Translations

Verb

row (third-person singular simple present rows, present participle rowing, simple past and past participle rowed)

  1. (intransitive) to argue noisily
    Synonyms: argue, fight
Translations

Anagrams

  • Wor., wor

Lower Sorbian

Etymology

From Proto-Slavic *rovъ. Cognate with Upper Sorbian row, Polish rów (ditch), Czech rov, Russian ров (rov, ditch), Old Church Slavonic ровъ (rovŭ, ditch).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /rɔw/, [row]

Noun

row m (diminutive rowk)

  1. grave

Declension

Further reading

  • row in Ernst Muka/Mucke (St. Petersburg and Prague 1911–28): Słownik dolnoserbskeje rěcy a jeje narěcow / Wörterbuch der nieder-wendischen Sprache und ihrer Dialekte. Reprinted 2008, Bautzen: Domowina-Verlag.
  • row in Manfred Starosta (1999): Dolnoserbsko-nimski słownik / Niedersorbisch-deutsches Wörterbuch. Bautzen: Domowina-Verlag.

Manx

Etymology

From an old perfective particle ro- + va.

Verb

row

  1. was, were (dependent form)

Usage notes

Part of the substantive verb bee. This is the dependent form of the past tense va used after negative and interrogative particles:

    • Cha row aggle erbee er.
      • He was not in the least afraid.
    • Dooyrt eh dy row eh mac y ree.
      • He claimed that he was the son of the king.

Old English

Alternative forms

Etymology

From Proto-West Germanic *rōu, from Proto-Germanic *rōwō. Cognate with Old Norse (rest) and German Ruhe (quietness, rest, repose).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /roːw/

Noun

rōw f

  1. quiet, rest, calm

Declension

Descendants

  • Middle English: ro, rou, rowe, roo
    • English: roo
    • Scots: ro, ruve

References

  • rōw in Joseph Bosworth and T. Northcote Toller (1898) An Anglo-Saxon Dictionary

Scots

Noun

row (plural rows)

  1. roll

Derived terms

  • row-cloth: a folding cloak of warm cloth

Upper Sorbian

Etymology

From Proto-Slavic *rovъ.

Noun

row m

  1. grave

Vilamovian

Pronunciation

Noun

rōw f (plural rowa)

  1. rook (bird)
  2. raven

Source: wiktionary.org
  • ROVING, the act of roving.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)