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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. 2 a line of seats in a movie theater, etc. Let's sit in the back row. Our seats are five rows from the front.
  3. 3 a complete line of stitches in knitting or crochet
  4. 4 Row 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.