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