Meaning of NARROW in English

NARROW

n.

Pronunciation: ' ner-( ˌ ) ō , ' na-( ˌ )r ō

Function: adjective

Etymology: Middle English narowe, from Old English nearu; akin to Old High German narwa scar

Date: before 12th century

1 a : of slender width <a long and narrow room> b : of less than standard or usual width <a narrow sidewalk> c of a textile : woven in widths usually less than 18 inches (46 centimeters)

2 : limited in size or scope <a narrow interpretation>

3 a : illiberal in views or disposition : PREJUDICED b chiefly dialect : STINGY , NIGGARDLY

4 a : barely sufficient : CLOSE <won by a narrow margin> b : barely successful <a narrow escape>

5 : minutely precise : METICULOUS <a narrow inspection>

6 of an animal ration : relatively rich in protein as compared with carbohydrate and fat

7 : TENSE 3

– nar · row · ly adverb

– nar · row · ness noun

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