Row vs Conflict - What's the difference?

row | conflict |

As nouns the difference between row and conflict

is that row is trench, ditch while conflict is a clash or disagreement, often violent, between two opposing groups or individuals.

As a verb conflict is

to be at odds (with); to disagree or be incompatible.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?



Etymology 1

From (etyl) (m), (m), (m), from (etyl) .

Alternative forms

* (dialectal)


(en noun)
  • A line of objects, often regularly spaced, such as seats in a theatre, vegetable plants in a garden etc.
  • * Bible, 1 (w) vii. 4
  • And there were windows in three rows .
  • * (John Milton) (1608-1674)
  • The bright seraphim in burning row .
  • * , chapter=5
  • , title= The Mirror and the Lamp , passage=Here, in the transept and choir, where the service was being held, one was conscious every moment of an increasing brightness; colours glowing vividly beneath the circular chandeliers, and the rows of small lights on the choristers' desks flashed and sparkled in front of the boys' faces, deep linen collars, and red neckbands.}}
  • A line of entries in a table, etc., going from left to right, as opposed to a column going from top to bottom.
  • Synonyms
    * (line of objects) line, sequence, series, succession, tier (of seats) * (in a table) line
    * column
    Derived terms
    * long row to hoe

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) . Compare West Frisian roeie, Dutch roeien, Danish ro. More at rudder.


    (en noun)
  • (weightlifting) An exercise performed with a pulling motion of the arms towards the back.
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • (transitive, or, intransitive, nautical) To propel (a boat or other craft) over water using oars.
  • To transport in a boat propelled with oars.
  • to row the captain ashore in his barge
  • To be moved by oars.
  • The boat rows easily.

    Etymology 3

    Unclear; some suggest it is a , verb.


    (en noun)
  • A noisy argument.
  • * (Byron)
  • * , chapter=22
  • , title= The Mirror and the Lamp , passage=In the autumn there was a row at some cement works about the unskilled labour men. A union had just been started for them and all but a few joined. One of these blacklegs was laid for by a picket and knocked out of time.}}
  • * {{quote-book, year=1963, author=(Margery Allingham), title=(The China Governess)
  • , chapter=18 citation , passage=‘Then the father has a great fight with his terrible conscience,’ said Munday with granite seriousness. ‘Should he make a row with the police […]? Or should he say nothing about it and condone brutality for fear of appearing in the newspapers?}}
  • A continual loud noise.
  • Synonyms
    * (noisy argument) argument, disturbance, fight, fracas, quarrel, shouting match, slanging match * (continual loud noise) din, racket


    (en verb)
  • to argue noisily
  • Synonyms
    * (argue noisily) argue, fight



    (en noun)
  • A clash or disagreement, often violent, between two opposing groups or individuals.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-07-19, author= Mark Tran
  • , volume=189, issue=6, page=1, magazine=(The Guardian Weekly) , title= Denied an education by war , passage=One particularly damaging, but often ignored, effect of conflict on education is the proliferation of attacks on schools
  • An incompatibility, as of two things that cannot be simultaneously fulfilled.
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • To be at odds (with); to disagree or be incompatible
  • * '>citation
  • To overlap (with), as in a schedule.
  • Your conference call conflicts with my older one: please reschedule.


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