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Row \Row\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Rowed; p. pr. & vb. n. Rowing.] [AS. r?wan; akin to D. roeijen, MHG. r["u]ejen, Dan. roe, Sw. ro, Icel. r?a, L. remus oar, Gr. ?, Skr. aritra. [root]8. Cf. Rudder.]

  1. To propel with oars, as a boat or vessel, along the surface of water; as, to row a boat.

  2. To transport in a boat propelled with oars; as, to row the captain ashore in his barge.


Rowed \Rowed\, a. Formed into a row, or rows; having a row, or rows; as, a twelve-rowed ear of corn.


Etymology 1 vb. (en-past of: row) Etymology 2

  1. Formed into a row, or rows; having a specified number of rows.

Usage examples of "rowed".

As they rowed out from the town the surgeons among them provided remedies and salves for the wounded.

Upon answer that there had been none they bade him look to himself, and rowed on up the coast.

The Spaniards of Villa del Rey, a city some two miles inland from the storehouses, endeavoured to hinder their passage by marching their Indians to the bushes on the river-bank, and causing them to shoot their arrows as the boats rowed past.

They did not do any damage to the adventurers, who rowed downstream a few miles, and then moored their boats for the night.

Drake manned one of his pinnaces, and rowed ashore to see what they wanted.

They had rowed out in a large canoe, which had made two trips, so that one frigate was now full of Spaniards, who had cut her cables, while the canoe towed her towards the batteries.

They got to their oars in a hurry, and rowed to their defence in the woods--the fight being at an end before the frigate could warp to windward into action.

On the day of their landfall they rowed hard for several hours to capture a frigate, but she was as bare of food as they.

They crossed the bar without difficulty, and rowed their boats upstream.

They reached the islands, learned in which direction the pirate ships had gone, and rowed away north to overtake them.

The Spaniards then buried their dead, retired on board their galleys, and rowed home to Panama, taking with them their prisoners and the English pinnace.

When they had rowed their canoa to the Main they were able to take it easy till a ship came by from one of the Spanish ports.

As the pirates rowed towards the wreck some of the deserters hurried back to fire her.

Then one or two men rowed the boats back to the ships, with the crews concealed under the thwarts.

Maize and charqui were packed into knapsacks for the march, and the pirates rowed ashore to open the campaign.