• (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.
  • (superl.) Of little extent; very limited; circumscribed.
  • (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.
  • (superl.) Limited as to means; straitened; pinching; as, narrow circumstances.
  • (superl.) Contracted; of limited scope; illiberal; bigoted; as, a narrow mind; narrow views.
  • (superl.) Parsimonious; niggardly; covetous; selfish.
  • (superl.) Scrutinizing in detail; close; accurate; exact.
  • (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.
  • (n.) 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.
  • (v. t.) To lessen the breadth of; to contract; to draw into a smaller compass; to reduce the width or extent of.
  • (v. t.) 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.
  • (v. t.) To contract the size of, as a stocking, by taking two stitches into one.
  • (v. i.) To become less broad; to contract; to become narrower; as, the sea narrows into a strait.
  • (v. i.) Not to step out enough to the one hand or the other; as, a horse narrows.
  • (v. i.) To contract the size of a stocking or other knit article, by taking two stitches into one.

Compare narrow with other words:

long vs. narrow

carrow vs. narrow

farrow vs. narrow

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barrow vs. narrow

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bicycle vs. narrow

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cramped vs. narrow

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looplight vs. narrow

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angustate vs. narrow

narrow vs. tarsorrhaphy

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fossulate vs. narrow

gutted vs. narrow

biased vs. narrow

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little vs. narrow

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compressed vs. narrow

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narrow vs. vivid

narrow vs. shifter

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constriction vs. narrow

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narrow vs. ropewalk

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lithe vs. narrow

decrease vs. narrow

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narrow vs. narrowly

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crevice vs. narrow

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cuneate vs. narrow

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amphora vs. narrow

groove vs. narrow

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defile vs. narrow

narrow vs. spouting

narrow vs. shaft

narrow vs. trough

berm vs. narrow

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corridor vs. narrow

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channel vs. narrow

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cogware vs. narrow

chimney vs. narrow

lath vs. narrow

narrow vs. osprey

acuminose vs. narrow

chink vs. narrow

narrow vs. strap

narrow vs. skinny

just vs. narrow

narrow vs. waist

funnel vs. narrow

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narrow vs. sea

lake vs. narrow

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contract vs. narrow

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extent vs. narrow

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latitude vs. narrow

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length vs. narrow

narrow vs. slender

narrow vs. wide

narrow vs. small

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narrow vs. sap

narrow vs. slit

narrow vs. straight

narrow vs. trail

narrow vs. slim

narrow vs. nose

arm vs. narrow

close vs. narrow

narrow vs. thin