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Definition of row noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1row (of somebody/something) a number of people standing or sitting next to each other in a line; a number of objects arranged in a line a row of trees We sat in a row at the back of the room. The vegetables were planted in neat rows.
  2. 2a line of seats in a movie theater, etc. Let's sit in the back row. Our seats are five rows from the front.
  3. 3a complete line of stitches in knitting or crochet
  4. 4Row used in the name of some roads Park Row
  5. 5[usually singular] an act of rowing a boat; the period of time spent doing this We went for a row on the lake. see also death row, skid row
  6. Idioms
    get/have (all) your ducks in a row
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    to have made all the preparations needed to do something; to be well organized The company has its ducks in a row for a move into the Asian market. Get your ducks in a row before you retire.
    1. 1if something happens several times in a row, it happens in exactly the same way each time, and nothing different happens in the time between This is her third win in a row.
    2. 2if something happens for several days, etc. in a row, it happens on each of those days Inflation has fallen for the third month in a row.