From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishrowrow1 /rəʊ $ roʊ/ ●●● S2 W2 noun [countable] 1 LINEa line of things or people next to each other → columnrow of a row of houses rows of treesin a row The children were asked to stand in a row. row upon row (=many rows) of shelves stacked with books2 ALINEa line of seats in a theatre or cinema We sat in the front row.3 → in a row4 used in the name of some roads 22 Church Row5 → a hard/tough row to hoe
Examples from the Corpusrow• Row upon row of eggs confront me.• It stood under some beech trees, between a row of cottages and a battered church.• The hotel staff stood in a row to greet their important guests.• They put a row of chairs out for the visitors.• There were always rows when my dad got home.• Can you see me in the photo? I'm in the back row on the left.• A few months ago they had a big row, and Steve drove off and spent the weekend in London.• The couple in the house next door were having a blazing row.• The newspapers are full of stories about the continuing row over private education.• If an estate car tempts you, it could pay to choose one with the option of an extra row of seats.• With one final effort the first row of marchers dug in their heels and came to a halt.• Gabrielle found a seat in the front row.• Besides a standard keyboard, the memex would have rows of buttons and levers.• The tiny cottages had been built in long rows.• She crossed to the wardrobe and opened it and saw her abandoned clothes hanging in a neat row.• Julie arranged her perfumes and creams in neat rows on the dressing table.• Just down the row of lockers from Cianfrocco are two young players who just bought their first homes, neither in California.• The World Trade Organization will give the two countries 60 days to end their row.• The back wall was covered with row upon row of files.row upon row• The hills are planted with row upon row of grape vines.• I arrive late at an auditorium filled with row upon row of molded-plastic lecture-chairs.• I entered a hall crammed with low stretcher beds, placed row upon row on an antiseptic, scrubbed floor.• Instead, similar facilities are duplicated in row upon row of separate homes.• It was lined with baize, on which reposed row upon row of miniatures.• Opening it, she found herself in a large room in which row upon row of men sat behind video screens.• Shops and garden centres are fully stocked with row upon row of tempting treasures to add to our gardens.• There are so many periodicals published that some researchers find the row upon row of them on library shelves very daunting.• There were no rows upon rows of mean, diseased little cottages now to press upon her and worry her.rowrow2 /rəʊ $ roʊ/ ●●○ verb [intransitive, transitive]TTW to make a boat move across water using oarsrow away/towards/across She rowed across the lake. Jenny used to row at college (=as a sport). —row noun [singular] Why don’t we go for a row? —rower noun [countable]→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpusrow• As the two rowed away, the mob reached the shore.• I lost the race and finished up trying to row half a dinghy with the crew cheering in the distance.• In the afternoon, we rowed out to the island.• They did not intend rowing so far.• Some ironically offered to get into the boats and row them to camp through the mud...• In contrast, governments that put steering and rowing within the same organization limit themselves to relatively narrow strategies.row away/towards/across• Billy rowed across and followed her at a discreet distance.• Knit one row across both beds.• We were rowed across it in a boat.• Caretaker reflected: if he got the Amy Roy's tender out and rowed across, it would take about fifteen minutes.• When we saw the outline of a ship in the distance, we rowed towards it.• The second turning starts at the outside edge turning the whole field including the double row towards the hedgerow.• As the two rowed away, the mob reached the shore.• Traditionally, you should row towards the swan, but swan-upping can be hard work and many prefer to be towed.rowrow3 /raʊ/ noun British English 1 [countable]ARGUE a short angry argument, especially between people who know each other well SYN quarrelrow with He had just had a row with his wife.row about What was the row about? a family row a blazing row (=a very angry argument)► see thesaurus at argument2 [countable]ARGUE a situation in which people disagree strongly about important public matters SYN controversyrow about/over a new row over government secrecy3 [singular]LOUD/NOISY a loud unpleasant noise that continues for a long time SYN racket Stop that row – I’m trying to get to sleep!COLLOCATIONSverbshave a rowHave you and Peter had a row?ADJECTIVES/NOUN + row a huge rowThey had a huge row when he got back home early yesterday.a furious rowShe left the party after a furious row with her boyfriend.a blazing/flaming row (=a very angry row)She had a blazing row with Eddie and stormed out of the house.a stand-up row (=a very angry row)That night there was a stand-up row among the four kidnappers.a family rowWhen he turned up late, there was a family row.an unholy row informal (=a very angry row)An unholy row broke out between two of the men drinking in the bar.
Examples from the Corpusrow• Row upon row of eggs confront me.• If an estate car tempts you, it could pay to choose one with the option of an extra row of seats.• With one final effort the first row of marchers dug in their heels and came to a halt.• Besides a standard keyboard, the memex would have rows of buttons and levers.• She crossed to the wardrobe and opened it and saw her abandoned clothes hanging in a neat row.blazing row• You know how it is: one minute you're talking, the next there's a blazing row.• Charles summoned Adeane, they had yet another blazing row, and Adeane returned to the more predictable workings of the Bar.row about/over• There is also likely to be a row over the name Deloitte, which neither party seems prepared to give up.• Seattle has won 11 games in a row over the Rockets, including six this season.• On the street.Baby made homeless in row over housing benefit.• Bitter feud ... Tory agent quits his party in row over loan for house.• At home there were often rows about spending money.• It was hierarchical, with silly rows about the status and pay of its permanent secretary, Sir Eric Roll.• The row over Rekyavik's application almost split the organisation in half.• The row over the currency triggered the protests that resulted in the coup.rowrow4 /raʊ/ verb [intransitive] British EnglishARGUE to argue in an angry wayrow about They rowed about money all the time.→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpusrow• As the two rowed away, the mob reached the shore.• As we've seen, row one is background, rows two and three are pattern, and row four is background.• She got in the car to talk to him but, as the couple rowed, shot himself.