narrow definition

  • adjective:
    • Of little or minimal width, especially in comparison with size.
    • Limited in location or scope; cramped.
    • Lacking versatility; rigid: slim opinions.
    • Barely adequate; close: a narrow margin of success.
    • Painstakingly thorough or mindful; meticulous: narrow scrutiny.
    • Linguistics Tense.
    • having a little width; not broad; thin; slender; having opposite edges or edges which can be close, specially by comparison to length or depth.
    • Restrictive; without versatility or latitude.
    • Having a tiny margin or level.
    • Of small breadth; maybe not large or wide; having small distance from side to side
    • Of small extent; very limited; circumscribed.
    • Having but somewhat margin; having hardly sufficient space, time, or quantity, etc.; close; near{5}; -- with special mention of some danger or misfortune
    • restricted concerning means; straitened; pinching.
    • Contracted; of restricted scope; illiberal; bigoted
    • Parsimonious; niggardly; covetous; selfish.
    • examining in detail; close; accurate; exact.
    • Formed (as a vowel) by a close position of some the main tongue pertaining to the palate; or (according to Bell) by a tense condition of the pharynx; -- distinguished from broad; as ē (ēve) and � (f�d), etc., from ĭ (ĭll) and � (f�t), etc. See help guide to Pronunciation, §13.
    • not broad
    • lacking tolerance or versatility or breadth of view
    • not a lot of in degree
    • described as painstaking treatment and step-by-step examination
    • limited in proportions or range
  • verb-transitive:
    • to cut back in width or extent; make narrower.
    • To restrict or restrict: narrowed the number of choices right down to three.
    • to minimize the breadth of; to contract; to draw into a smaller sized compass; to cut back the width or level of.
    • To contract the get to or sphere of; to help make less liberal or even more selfish; to restrict; to limit; to limit
    • To contract how big is, as a stocking, by taking two stitches into one.
  • verb-intransitive:
    • to be narrower; contract.
    • To become less wide; to contract; to become narrower.
    • Not to step out adequate to the one hand and/or various other.
    • To contract the size of a stocking or other knit article, by firmly taking two stitches into one.
  • noun:
    • an integral part of little width, as a pass through hills.
    • A body of liquid with little width that connects two larger figures of liquid.
    • an integral part of a river or an ocean present that is not broad.
    • A narrow passageway; esp., a contracted section of a stream, lake, or water; a strait linking two bodies of liquid; -- frequently in the plural.
    • A strait; a narrow passageway through a mountain, or a narrow channel of water between one sea or lake and another; a sound; any contracted element of a navigable river or harbor: made use of mainly within the plural: because, the Narrows on entrance of New York harbor.
    • A contracted element of an ocean present: often in the plural: since, the narrows of Gulf Stream at south point of Florida.
    • plural In coal-mining, roadways or galleries driven at right angles to drifts, and smaller than these in area.
    • a narrow strait connecting two-bodies of liquid
  • verb:
    • to lessen in width or extent; to contract.
    • getting narrower.
    • make or become more narrow or limited
    • determine clearly
    • be a little more consider a place of activity or industry of research
    • become tight or just as if tight
  • others:
    • Of little width or breadth; measuring reasonably little from side to side; not large or wide: as, a narrow station or passage; a narrow ribbon.
    • minimal as to level, sources, suggests, sentiment, emotional view, range, specific personality, or practices, etc.
    • Straitened; restricted; impoverished: as, narrow lot of money.
    • Contracted; lacking breadth or liberality of view; illiberal; bigoted.
    • Niggardly; avaricious; covetous.
    • Close; bare; so small or close concerning be nearly inadequate; scarcely sufficient: as, a narrow majority or escape (which, many therefore tiny or an escape so close as nearly to fail of being a big part or a getaway).
    • Close; near; precise; examining; cautious; min.
    • limited or brief, with reference to time.
    • Synonyms and Cramped, pinched, scanty, suggest.
    • Narrowly.
    • to help make narrow or developed; reduce in breadth or scope: since, to narrow a person's world of activity.
    • particularly In knitting, to reduce the amount of stitches of: in opposition to widen: as, to slim a stocking on toe.
    • to be narrow, virtually or figuratively.
    • inside manège, to simply take not as much as the correct surface in going, or bear completely insufficiently towards one-hand or even the other: stated of a horse.
    • In knitting, to reduce the amount of stitches, either by knitting two together or by falling one and binding it on the next: as, whenever you get to this point you have to narrow.
    • See nary.

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