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narrow
Part of Speech: noun
Results: 15
1. 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.
2. 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.
Part of Speech: superlative
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.
3. Limited as to means; straitened; pinching; as, narrow circumstances.
4. Contracted; of limited scope; illiberal; bigoted; as, a narrow mind; narrow views.
5. Parsimonious; niggardly; covetous; selfish.
7. 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.
Part of Speech: verb
Part of Speech: verb transitive
3. To contract the size of, as a stocking, by taking two stitches into one.
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