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Narrow meaning

narrow - 16 dictionary results

  1. 1. Of little breadth; not wide or broad; having little distance from side to side; as, a narrow board; a narrow street; a narrow hem.
  2. 2. Of little extent; very limited; circumscribed.
  3. 3. Limited as to means; straitened; pinching; as, narrow circumstances.
  4. 4. Contracted; of limited scope; illiberal; bigoted; as, a narrow mind; narrow views.
  5. 5. Parsimonious; niggardly; covetous; selfish.
  6. 6. Scrutinizing in detail; close; accurate; exact.
  7. 7. To lessen the breadth of; to contract; to draw into a smaller compass; to reduce the width or extent of.
  8. 8. 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.
  9. 9. To contract the size of, as a stocking, by taking two stitches into one.
  10. 10. To become less broad; to contract; to become narrower; as, the sea narrows into a strait.
  11. 11. Not to step out enough to the one hand or the other; as, a horse narrows.
  12. 12. To contract the size of a stocking or other knit article, by taking two stitches into one.
  13. 13. 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.
  14. 14. 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.
  15. 15. Having little breadth or extent; illiberal; close.
  16. 16. To make narrow.

narrow - examples of usage

  1. I believe that on this occasion my Bapedi had a narrow escape, although I do not think any harm was intended to me, personally. - "Reminiscences of a South African Pioneer", W. C. Scully.
  2. It was tall, and had a narrow mouth. - "Stories of Animal Sagacity", W.H.G. Kingston.
  3. Their minds would have become as narrow as their ways. - "Hodge and His Masters", Richard Jefferies.
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