Associations to the word «Narrow»


NARROW, adjective. Having a small width; not wide; slim; slender; having opposite edges or sides that are close, especially by comparison to length or depth.
NARROW, adjective. Of little extent; very limited; circumscribed.
NARROW, adjective. (figuratively) Restrictive; without flexibility or latitude.
NARROW, adjective. Contracted; of limited scope; illiberal; bigoted.
NARROW, adjective. Having a small margin or degree.
NARROW, adjective. (dated) Limited as to means; straitened; pinching.
NARROW, adjective. Parsimonious; niggardly; covetous; selfish.
NARROW, adjective. Scrutinizing in detail; close; accurate; exact.
NARROW, adjective. (phonetics) 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.
NARROW, verb. (transitive) To reduce in width or extent; to contract.
NARROW, verb. (intransitive) To get narrower.
NARROW, verb. (knitting) To contract the size of, as a stocking, by taking two stitches into one.
NARROW, noun. (chiefly in the plural) A narrow passage, especially a contracted part of a stream, lake, or sea; a strait connecting two bodies of water.
NARROW DOWN, verb. (idiomatic) Make more specific.
NARROW GAUGE, noun. (rail transport) A railway gauge (distance between the two lines) that is less than the standard gauge (often quoted as 56 inches)
NARROW GAUGES, noun. Plural of narrow gauge
NARROW HOUSE, noun. (poetic) The grave.
NARROW MINDED, adjective. Alternative spelling of narrow-minded
NARROW MINDEDNESS, noun. Alternative spelling of narrow-mindedness
NARROW SEA, noun. (nautical) A body of ocean water such as a channel.
NARROW SEAS, noun. (nautical) plural of narrow sea
NARROW SEAS, noun. (nautical) (legal) (UK) Those seas (bodies of ocean water) which surround the British Isles, especially the English Channel.
NARROW SQUEAK, noun. (informal) A narrow escape; a close shave.
NARROW SQUEAKS, noun. Plural of narrow squeak

Dictionary definition

NARROW, noun. A narrow strait connecting two bodies of water.
NARROW, verb. Make or become more narrow or restricted; "The selection was narrowed"; "The road narrowed".
NARROW, verb. Define clearly; "I cannot narrow down the rules for this game".
NARROW, verb. Become more focus on an area of activity or field of study; "She specializes in Near Eastern history".
NARROW, verb. Become tight or as if tight; "Her throat constricted".
NARROW, adjective. Not wide; "a narrow bridge"; "a narrow line across the page".
NARROW, adjective. Limited in size or scope; "the narrow sense of a word".
NARROW, adjective. Lacking tolerance or flexibility or breadth of view; "a brilliant but narrow-minded judge"; "narrow opinions".
NARROW, adjective. Very limited in degree; "won by a narrow margin"; "a narrow escape".
NARROW, adjective. Characterized by painstaking care and detailed examination; "a minute inspection of the grounds"; "a narrow scrutiny"; "an exact and minute report".

Wise words

Four things come not back. The spoken word, the sped arrow, the past life, ad the neglected opportunity.
Arabian Proverb