Narrow meaning

năr'ō
To decrease or limit in width.

To narrow a sidewalk.

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To decrease in width; contract.

The river narrows up ahead.

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To decrease or limit the scope, extent, or number of.

To narrow down one's college options.

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A narrow part or place, esp. in a valley, mountain pass, road, etc.
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A narrow passage, as between two bodies of water; strait.
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The definition of narrow is someone who is limited in some way or something that is small in width as compared to its length.

An example of narrow used as an adjective is the phrase narrow mind, which is someone with little knowledge of the world.

An example of a narrow window is a long window that is not very wide.

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Of small or limited width, especially in comparison with length.
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Barely sufficient; close.

A narrow margin of victory.

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Painstakingly thorough or attentive; meticulous.

Narrow scrutiny.

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To reduce in width or extent; make narrower.
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To limit or restrict.

Narrowed the possibilities down to three.

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To become narrower; contract.
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A part of little width, as a pass through mountains.
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Limited in outlook; without breadth of view or generosity; not liberal; prejudiced.

A narrow mind.

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Close; careful; minute; thorough.

A narrow inspection.

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With limited margin; with barely enough space, time, etc.; barely successful.

A narrow escape.

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Limited in means; with hardly enough to live on.

Narrow circumstances.

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Having a relatively high proportion of protein.
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Stingy; parsimonious.
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Tense.
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Limited in area or scope; cramped.
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Lacking flexibility; rigid.

Narrow opinions.

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Tense.
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Small in width as compared to length; esp., less wide than is customary, standard, or expected; not wide.
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Limited in meaning, size, amount, or extent.

A narrow majority.

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Origin of narrow

  • Middle English narwe from Old English nearu
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition