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Definition of Narrower
NarrowerNarrow 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.
Narrower Nar"row*er, n.
One who, or that which, narrows or contracts. --Hannah More.
Meaning of Narrower from wikipedia
- deposit insurance narrow gauge
railway, a railway
that has a track gauge narrower
than the 4 ft 8½ in of standard gauge railways Narrow
vs wide format,...
- The Narrow
is an alternative
rock band from Pietermaritzburg, South
Africa. The band was formed
in 2002 by guitarists Emile
and Sid, b****ist Jow Feldtmann...
- drunken attempt
to park the family
in the narrow garage
buys a narrower
car, but plans
trip in the Galaxie
for a family...
of amplifying light
in a narrow
band at 1.15 μm (corresponding to the 4s2 to 3p4 transition) and in a narrow
band at 632.8 nm (corresponding to...
- that B is broader
than A. Narrower follows
in the same pattern. While
the casual reader might expect broader
to be transitive
- is a narrower gauge wagon
a wider gauge
equipment, allowing freight
in a wider gauge wagons
to reach destinations
on the narrower
- a beam that is already highly
coherent. This can produce beams
with a narrower spectrum
than would otherwise
be possible. Many lasers produce
a beam that...
- as their curved edges conform
to a bowl's concave
sides. With longer, narrower
wire loops, the French whisk
has a more cylindrical
- long, 12–15 mm (0.5–0.6 in) wide and the petals
are a similar length
. The labellum
35 mm (1 in) long and...
- is a Gr**** word, it can be literally translated
as "a section". "In the narrower meaning
in Orthodox church
terminology, a tomos
is [...] a scroll
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