from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A long, thin, usually wooden pole with a blade at one end, used to row or steer a boat.
- n. A person who rows a boat, especially in a race.
- transitive v. To propel with or as if with oars or an oar.
- transitive v. To traverse with or as if with oars or an oar: an hour to oar the strait.
- intransitive v. To move forward by or as if by rowing: oared strongly across the finish line.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An implement used to propel a boat or a ship in the water, having a flat blade at one end, being rowed from the other end and being normally fastened to the vessel.
- v. To row; to propel with oars.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An implement for impelling a boat, being a slender piece of timber, usually ash or spruce, with a grip or handle at one end and a broad blade at the other. The part which rests in the rowlock is called the loom.
- n. An oarsman; a rower.
- n. An oarlike swimming organ of various invertebrates.
- v. To row.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A long wooden implement used for propelling a boat, barge, or galley.
- n. In brewing, a blade or paddle with which the mash is stirred.
- n. In zoöl., an oar-like appendage of an animal used for swimming, as the leg or antenna of an insect or crustacean, one of the parapodia of annelids, etc.
- n. One who uses an oar; an oarsman; also, a waterman.
- To use an oar or oars; row.
- To propel by or as by rowing.
- To traverse by or as by means of oars.
- To move or use as an oar.
- n. An obsolete spelling of ore.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an implement used to propel or steer a boat
Middle English or, from Old English ār.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Old English ār, from Old Norse ár. (Wiktionary)