- noun a series of objects in a line
- noun a line of printed or displayed characters
- noun a horizontal line on a punched card
- noun a horizontal set of data elements in an array or matrix
- (written as ROW)rest of world
- acronym forRest of world (written as ROW)
- A horizontal arrangement or series. For instance, a row of pixels or digits. This contrasts with a column, which is a vertical arrangement or series.
Information & Library Science
- noun a horizontal line in a table, as opposed to columns which are vertical
- noun a line of seats side by side, such as in a cinema or aircraft
- noun a short trip in a rowing boat
- verb to make a small boat go forward by using oars
- acronym forrun of week (written as ROW)
- acronym forrest of the world (written as ROW)
Origin & History of “row”
there are three distinct words row in English. The one meaning ‘use oars’ (OE) goes back to a prehistoric Germanic base *rō- ‘steer’, which also produced Dutch roeijen and Swedish ro, not to mention English rudder. Row ‘orderly line’ (OE) comes from a prehistoric Germanic *raigwa, and is probably related to German reihe ‘row’. Row ‘noisy quarrel’ (18th c.) seems to have originated in the late 18th century as a piece of Cambridge university slang, but where it came from is not known.