To impel (a boat) along the surface of water by means of oars.To transport by rowing: as, to row one across a stream.To labor with the oar; use oars in propelling a boat through the water; be transported in a boat propelled by oars.To be moved by means of oars: as, the boat rows easily.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. An act of rowing; also, an excursion taken in a rowboat.n. 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. . A line of writing.n. . A streak, as of blood. Compare rowy.n. A hedge.n. A continuous course or extent; a long passage.n. 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. In organ-building, same as bank, 7, or keyboard.To arrange in a line; set or stud with a number of things ranged in a row or line.n. 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. Synonyms Uproar, tumult, commotion, broil, affray.To injure by rough and wild treatment: as, to row a college room (that is, to damage the furniture in wild behavior).To scold; abuse; upbraid roughly or noisily.To behave in a wild and riotous way; engage in a noisy dispute, affray, or the like.A Scotch form of roll.An obsolete or dialectal form of rough.