narrow

  • 1 Narrow — Nar row (n[a^]r r[ o]), a. [Compar. {Narrower} (n[a^]r r[ o]*[ e]r); superl. {Narrowest}.] [OE. narwe, naru, AS. nearu; akin to OS. naru, naro.] 1. Of little breadth; not wide or broad; having little distance from side to side; as, a narrow… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Narrow — may refer to: In biology: Narrow lined puffer, ray finned fish Narrow leafed Ash, species of ash native to central and southern Europe, northwest Africa, and southwest Asia In music: The Narrow, rock band from South Africa The Narrow Way ,… …

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  • 3 narrow — [nar′ō, ner′ō] adj. [ME narwe < OE nearu, akin to MDu nare, OS naru < IE base * (s)ner , to turn, twist > SNARE, Gr narkē, stupor] 1. small in width as compared to length; esp., less wide than is customary, standard, or expected; not… …

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  • 4 narrow — [adj1] confined, restricted attenuated, circumscribed, close, compressed, confining, constricted, contracted, cramped, definite, determinate, exclusive, exiguous, fine, fixed, incapacious, limited, linear, meager, near, paltry, pent, pinched,… …

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  • 5 narrow — ► ADJECTIVE (narrower, narrowest) 1) of small width in comparison to length. 2) limited in extent, amount, or scope. 3) barely achieved: a narrow escape. ► VERB 1) become or make narrower. 2) …

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  • 6 Narrow — Nar row, n.; pl. {Narrows}. 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. [1913 Webster] Near the island lay on one side… …

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  • 7 Narrow — Nar row, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Narrowed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Narrowing}.] [AS. nearwian.] 1. To lessen the breadth of; to contract; to draw into a smaller compass; to reduce the width or extent of. Sir W. Temple. [1913 Webster] 2. To contract the… …

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  • 8 Narrow — bezeichnet unter anderem: Narrow banking, das Denkmodell eines Bankwesens Narrow Margin – 12 Stunden Angst, ein Spielfilm von 1990 Narrowboat, ein Bootstyp Siehe auch: Narrows Creek Narrows Island …

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  • 9 narrow — I adjective attenuated, bigoted, circumscribed, compressed, confined, contracted, contractus, cramped, defined, dogmatic, exact, fanatical, fine, illiberal, incapacious, intolerant, limited, literal, narrow minded, opinionated, parochial, pinched …

    Law dictionary

  • 10 narrow — narrow, narrow minded *illiberal, intolerant, bigoted, hidebound Analogous words: rigorous, *rigid, strict, stringent: obdurate, *inflexible, inexorable: provincial, parochial, local, smalltown, *insular Antonyms: broad, broad minded Contrasted… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 11 Narrow — Nar row, v. i. 1. To become less broad; to contract; to become narrower; as, the sea narrows into a strait. [1913 Webster] 2. (Man.) Not to step out enough to the one hand or the other; as, a horse narrows. Farrier s Dict. [1913 Webster] 3.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 12 narrow — nar|row1 W2S3 [ˈnærəu US rou] adj ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(not wide)¦ 2 narrow escape 3 narrow victory/defeat/majority/margin etc 4¦(ideas/attitudes)¦ 5 narrow sense/definition 6¦(limited)¦ ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [: Old English; Origin: nearu] 1.) ¦(NOT WIDE)¦ …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 narrow — ▪ I. narrow nar‧row 1 [ˈnærəʊ ǁ roʊ] adjective 1. small in amount: • The polls give Mr. Edwards a narrow lead. • Analysts had expected a narrow decline in pretax earnings. • The Senate rejected the bid by a narrow margin ( …

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  • 14 narrow — narrowly, adv. narrowness, n. /nar oh/, adj., narrower, narrowest, v., n. adj. 1. of little breadth or width; not broad or wide; not as wide as usual or expected: a narrow path. 2. limited in extent or space; affording little room: narrow… …

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  • 15 narrow — [[t]næ̱roʊ[/t]] ♦♦ narrower, narrowest, narrows, narrowing, narrowed 1) ADJ GRADED Something that is narrow measures a very small distance from one side to the other, especially compared to its length or height. ...through the town s narrow… …

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  • 16 narrow — 1 adjective 1 NOT WIDE not wide, especially in comparison with length or with what is usual: a narrow winding valley | a long narrow room | There are plans to widen the narrowest sections of the road. compare broad 1 (1) opposite wide 1 (1) 2… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 narrow — 01. The truck had a lot of trouble getting down the [narrow] street. 02. The old man [narrowly] missed being killed when a car almost hit him as he was crossing the street. 03. We paddled the canoe through a [narrow] channel, and into the open… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 18 narrow — adj., n., & v. adj. (narrower, narrowest) 1 a of small width in proportion to length; lacking breadth. b confined or confining; constricted (within narrow bounds). 2 of limited scope; restricted (in the narrowest sense). 3 with little margin (a… …

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  • 19 narrow — I UK [ˈnærəʊ] / US [ˈneroʊ] adjective Word forms narrow : adjective narrow comparative narrower superlative narrowest *** 1) small in width, especially when compared to how high or long something is a narrow strip of land/water narrow, winding… …

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  • 20 narrow — nar|row1 [ nerou ] adjective *** 1. ) small in width, especially when compared to how high or long something is: a narrow strip of land/water narrow, winding streets ─ opposite WIDE 2. ) limited in range or variety: We are left with a relatively… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English