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1 : Formed (as a vowel) by a close position of some part of the tongue in relation to the palate; or (according to Bell) by a tense condition of the pharynx; -- distinguished from wide; as e (eve) and / (f/d), etc., from i (ill) and / (f/t), etc. See Guide to Pronunciation, / 13.

2 : Scrutinizing in detail; close; accurate; exact.

3 : Parsimonious; niggardly; covetous; selfish.

4 : Contracted; of limited scope; illiberal; bigoted; as, a narrow mind; narrow views.

5 : Limited as to means; straitened; pinching; as, narrow circumstances.

6 : Having but a little margin; having barely sufficient space, time, or number, etc.; close; near; -- with special reference to some peril or misfortune; as, a narrow shot; a narrow escape; a narrow majority.

7 : Of little extent; very limited; circumscribed.

8 : Of little breadth; not wide or broad; having little distance from side to side; as, a narrow board; a narrow street; a narrow hem.

9 : To contract the size of a stocking or other knit article, by taking two stitches into one.

10 : Not to step out enough to the one hand or the other; as, a horse narrows.

11 : To become less broad; to contract; to become narrower; as, the sea narrows into a strait.

12 : To contract the size of, as a stocking, by taking two stitches into one.

13 : To contract the reach or sphere of; to make less liberal or more selfish; to limit; to confine; to restrict; as, to narrow one's views or knowledge; to narrow a question in discussion.

14 : To lessen the breadth of; to contract; to draw into a smaller compass; to reduce the width or extent of.

15 : A narrow passage; esp., a contracted part of a stream, lake, or sea; a strait connecting two bodies of water; -- usually in the plural; as, The Narrows of New York harbor.

16 : of Narrow

17 : One who, or that which, narrows or contracts.

18 : of Narrow

19 : The part of a stocking which is narrowed.

20 : The act of contracting, or of making or becoming less in breadth or extent.

21 : Sparingly; parsimoniously.

22 : With a little margin or space; by a small distance; hence, closely; hardly; barely; only just; -- often with reference to an avoided danger or misfortune; as, he narrowly escaped.

23 : With minute scrutiny; closely; as, to look or watch narrowly; to search narrowly.

24 : Without much extent; contractedly.

25 : With little breadth; in a narrow manner.

26 : Of narrow mental scope; illiberal; mean.

27 : The condition or quality of being narrow.

28 : of Narrow

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1 : Narrow

superl.

Formed (as a vowel) by a close position of some part of the tongue in relation to the palate; or (according to Bell) by a tense condition of the pharynx; -- distinguished from wide; as e (eve) and / (f/d), etc., from i (ill) and / (f/t), etc. See Guide to Pronunciation, / 13.

2 : Narrow

superl.

Scrutinizing in detail; close; accurate; exact.

3 : Narrow

superl.

Parsimonious; niggardly; covetous; selfish.

4 : Narrow

superl.

Contracted; of limited scope; illiberal; bigoted; as, a narrow mind; narrow views.

5 : Narrow

superl.

Limited as to means; straitened; pinching; as, narrow circumstances.

6 : Narrow

superl.

Having but a little margin; having barely sufficient space, time, or number, etc.; close; near; -- with special reference to some peril or misfortune; as, a narrow shot; a narrow escape; a narrow majority.

7 : Narrow

superl.

Of little extent; very limited; circumscribed.

8 : Narrow

superl.

Of little breadth; not wide or broad; having little distance from side to side; as, a narrow board; a narrow street; a narrow hem.

9 : Narrow

v. i.

To contract the size of a stocking or other knit article, by taking two stitches into one.

10 : Narrow

v. i.

Not to step out enough to the one hand or the other; as, a horse narrows.

11 : Narrow

v. i.

To become less broad; to contract; to become narrower; as, the sea narrows into a strait.

12 : Narrow

v. t.

To contract the size of, as a stocking, by taking two stitches into one.

13 : Narrow

v. t.

To contract the reach or sphere of; to make less liberal or more selfish; to limit; to confine; to restrict; as, to narrow one's views or knowledge; to narrow a question in discussion.

14 : Narrow

v. t.

To lessen the breadth of; to contract; to draw into a smaller compass; to reduce the width or extent of.

15 : Narrow

n.

A narrow passage; esp., a contracted part of a stream, lake, or sea; a strait connecting two bodies of water; -- usually in the plural; as, The Narrows of New York harbor.

16 : Narrowed

imp. & p. p.

of Narrow

17 : Narrower

n.

One who, or that which, narrows or contracts.

18 : Narrowing

p. pr. & vb. n.

of Narrow

19 : Narrowing

n.

The part of a stocking which is narrowed.

20 : Narrowing

n.

The act of contracting, or of making or becoming less in breadth or extent.

21 : Narrowly

adv.

Sparingly; parsimoniously.

22 : Narrowly

adv.

With a little margin or space; by a small distance; hence, closely; hardly; barely; only just; -- often with reference to an avoided danger or misfortune; as, he narrowly escaped.

23 : Narrowly

adv.

With minute scrutiny; closely; as, to look or watch narrowly; to search narrowly.

24 : Narrowly

adv.

Without much extent; contractedly.

25 : Narrowly

adv.

With little breadth; in a narrow manner.

26 : Narrow-minded

a.

Of narrow mental scope; illiberal; mean.

27 : Narrowness

n.

The condition or quality of being narrow.

28 : Narrows

pl.

of Narrow

This word narrow uses (6) total characters with white space

This word narrow uses (6) total characters with white out space

This word narrow uses 5 unique characters: A N O R W

Number of all permutations npr for narrow word is (120)

Number of all combination ncr for narrow word is (120)

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From Wikipedia

Narrow may refer to:

  • The Narrow, rock band from South Africa
  • Narrow banking, proposed banking system that would eliminate bank runs and the need for a deposit insurance
  • narrow gauge railway, a railway that has a track gauge narrower than the 4 ft 8½ in of standard gauge railways
  • Narrow vs wide format, a style of displaying tabular data
  • Narrowboat or narrow boat, a boat of a distinctive design made to fit the narrow canals of Great Britain
  • Narrow (album),a 2012 album by Austrian musical project Soap&Skin
  • "Narrow", a song by Mayday Parade from Black Lines


From Wiktionary

Contents

  • 1 English
    • 1.1 Etymology
    • 1.2 Pronunciation
    • 1.3 Adjective
      • 1.3.1 Antonyms
      • 1.3.2 Derived terms
      • 1.3.3 Translations
    • 1.4 Verb
      • 1.4.1 Synonyms
      • 1.4.2 Translations
    • 1.5 Noun

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English narow, narowe, narewe, narwe, naru, from Old English nearu (narrow, strait, confined, constricted, not spacious, limited, petty; limited, poor, restricted; oppressive, causing anxiety (of that which restricts free action of body or mind), causing or accompanied by difficulty, hardship, oppressive; oppressed, not having free action; strict, severe), from Proto-Germanic *narwaz (constricted, narrow), from Proto-Indo-European *(s)ner- (to turn, bend, twist, constrict). Cognate with Scots naro, narow, narrow (narrow), North Frisian naar, noar, noor (narrow), Saterland Frisian noar (bleak, dismal, meager, ghastly, unwell), Saterland Frisian Naarwe (scar), West Frisian near (narrow), Dutch naar (dismal, bleak, ill, sick), Low German naar (dismal, ghastly), German Narbe (a closed wound, scar), Norwegian norve (a clip, staple), Icelandic njörva- (narrow-, in compounds).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈnæɹoʊ/, /ˈnɛɹoʊ/
  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈnæɹəʊ/
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    (Marymarrymerry distinction)
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    (Marymarrymerry merger)
  • Rhymes: -ærəʊ

Adjective[edit]

narrow (comparative narrower, superlative narrowest)

  1. Having a small width; not wide; having opposite edges or sides that are close, especially by comparison to length or depth.
    a narrow hallway
    • 1922, Ben Travers, chapter 1, in A Cuckoo in the Nest[1]:
      She was like a Beardsley Salome, he had said. And indeed she had the narrow eyes and the high cheekbone of that creature, and as nearly the sinuosity as is compatible with human symmetry.
    • 1963, Margery Allingham, chapter 14, in The China Governess[2]:
      Just under the ceiling there were three lunette windows, heavily barred and blacked out in the normal way by centuries of grime. Their bases were on a level with the pavement outside, a narrow way which was several feet lower than the road behind the house.
    • 2013 July-August, Catherine Clabby, “Focus on Everything”, in American Scientist:
      Not long ago, it was difficult to produce photographs of tiny creatures with every part in focus. That’s because the lenses that are excellent at magnifying tiny subjects produce a narrow depth of field. A photo processing technique called focus stacking has changed that.
  2. Of little extent; very limited; circumscribed.
    • Bishop Wilkins
      The Jews were but a small nation, and confined to a narrow compass in the world.
  3. (figuratively) Restrictive; without flexibility or latitude.
    a narrow interpretation
  4. Contracted; of limited scope; bigoted
    a narrow mind
    narrow views
  5. Having a small margin or degree.
    a narrow escape
    The Republicans won by a narrow majority.
    • 2011 September 18, Ben Dirs, “Rugby World Cup 2011: England 41-10 Georgia”, in BBC Sport[3]:
      As in their narrow defeat of Argentina last week, England were indisciplined at the breakdown, and if Georgian fly-half Merab Kvirikashvili had remembered his kicking boots, Johnson's side might have been behind at half-time.
  6. (dated) Limited as to means; straitened
    narrow circumstances
  7. Parsimonious; niggardly; covetous; selfish.
    • Smalridge
      a very narrow and stinted charity
  8. Scrutinizing in detail; close; accurate; exact.
    • Milton
      But first with narrow search I must walk round / This garden, and no corner leave unspied.
  9. (phonetics) Formed (as a vowel) by a close position of some part of the tongue in relation to the palate; or (according to Bell) by a tense condition of the pharynx; distinguished from wide.

Antonyms[edit]

  • wide
  • broad

Derived terms[edit]

  • narrowboat, narrow boat
  • narrow-minded
  • narrowness

Translations[edit]

Verb[edit]

narrow (third-person singular simple present narrows, present participle narrowing, simple past and past participle narrowed)

  1. (transitive) To reduce in width or extent; to contract.
    We need to narrow the search.
  2. (intransitive) To get narrower.
    The road narrows.
  3. (knitting) To contract the size of, as a stocking, by taking two stitches into one.
Synonyms[edit]
  • taper

Translations[edit]

Noun[edit]

narrow (plural narrows)

  1. (chiefly in the plural) A narrow passage, especially a contracted part of a stream, lake, or sea; a strait connecting two bodies of water.
    the Narrows of New York harbor
    • Gladstone
      Near the island lay on one side the jaws of a dangerous narrow.