Meaning of NARROW in English

NARROW

superl parsimonious; niggardly; covetous; selfish.

2. narrow ·superl of little extent; very limited; circumscribed.

3. narrow ·superl scrutinizing in detail; close; accurate; exact.

4. narrow ·superl limited as to means; straitened; pinching; as, narrow circumstances.

5. narrow ·vt to contract the size of, as a stocking, by taking two stitches into one.

6. narrow ·vi not to step out enough to the one hand or the other; as, a horse narrows.

7. narrow ·superl contracted; of limited scope; illiberal; bigoted; as, a narrow mind; narrow views.

8. narrow ·vi to contract the size of a stocking or other knit article, by taking two stitches into one.

9. narrow ·vi to become less broad; to contract; to become narrower; as, the sea narrows into a strait.

10. narrow ·vt to lessen the breadth of; to contract; to draw into a smaller compass; to reduce the width or extent of.

11. 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.

12. narrow ·noun 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.

13. 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.

14. narrow ·vt 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.

15. 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.

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