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Narrower
Narrow 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. --Shak. 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 circumstances. 5. Contracted; of limited scope; illiberal; bigoted; as, a narrow mind; narrow views. ``A narrow understanding.' --Macaulay. 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-sphered, etc. Narrow gauge. (Railroad) See Note under Gauge, n., 6.
Narrower
Narrower Nar"row*er, n. One who, or that which, narrows or contracts. --Hannah More.

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- drunken attempt to park the family Ford Galaxie in the narrow garage area, Sofia buys a narrower car, but plans a final trip in the Galaxie for a family...
- capable 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 and narrower to be transitive properties...
- is a narrower gauge wagon for transporting a wider gauge equipment, allowing freight in a wider gauge wagons to reach destinations on the narrower gauge...
- 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 profile, suiting it...
- long, 12–15 mm (0.5–0.6 in) wide and the petals are a similar length but narrower. The labellum is white with purple markings, about 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 or a...
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