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Definition of Narrow
NarrowNarrow Nar"row, a. [Compar. Narrower; superl. Narrowest.]
[OE. narwe, naru, AS. nearu; akin to OS. naru, naro.]
1. Of little breadth; not wide or broad; having little
distance from side to side; as, a narrow board; a narrow
street; a narrow hem.
Hath passed in safety through the narrow seas.
2. Of little extent; very limited; circumscribed.
The Jews were but a small nation, and confined to a
narrow compass in the world. --Bp. Wilkins.
3. 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. --Dryden.
4. Limited as to means; straitened; pinching; as, narrow
5. Contracted; of limited scope; illiberal; bigoted; as, a
narrow mind; narrow views. ``A narrow understanding.'
6. Parsimonious; niggardly; covetous; selfish.
A very narrow and stinted charity. --Smalridge.
7. Scrutinizing in detail; close; accurate; exact.
But first with narrow search I must walk round This
garden, and no corner leave unspied. --Milton.
8. (Phon.) 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] ([=e]ve) and [=oo]
(f[=oo]d), etc., from [i^] ([i^]ll) and [oo^] (f[oo^]t),
etc. See Guide to Pronunciation, [sect] 13.
Note: Narrow is not unfrequently prefixed to words,
especially to participles and adjectives, forming
compounds of obvious signification; as,
narrow-bordered, narrow-brimmed, narrow-breasted,
narrow-edged, narrow-faced, narrow-headed,
narrow-leaved, narrow-pointed, narrow-souled,
Narrow gauge. (Railroad) See Note under Gauge, n., 6. NarrowNarrow Nar"row, n.; pl. Narrows.
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.
Near the island lay on one side the jaws of a dangerous
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in the US) is a railway
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1,435 mm (4 ft 8+1⁄2 in). Most narrow
transcription. Broad transcription indicates
only the most noticeable phonetic features
of an utterance, whereas narrow
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