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Definition of "narrow" []

  • Of small or limited width, especially in comparison with length. (adjective)
  • Limited in area or scope; cramped. (adjective)
  • Lacking flexibility; rigid: narrow opinions. (adjective)
  • Barely sufficient; close: a narrow margin of victory. (adjective)
  • Painstakingly thorough or attentive; meticulous: narrow scrutiny. (adjective)
  • Small in breadth, esp in comparison to length (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Limited in range or extent (adjective)
  • Limited in outlook; lacking breadth of vision (adjective)
  • Limited in means or resources; meagre (adjective)
  • Barely adequate or successful (esp in the phrase a narrow escape) (adjective)
  • Painstakingly thorough; minute (adjective)
  • Denoting an assessment of liquidity as including notes and coin in circulation with the public, banks' till money, and banks' balances (adjective)
  • Overcareful with money; parsimonious (adjective)
  • Relating to or denoting a transcription used to represent phonetic rather than phonemic distinctions (adjective)
  • (of agricultural feeds) especially rich in protein (adjective)
  • To make or become narrow; limit; restrict (verb)
  • A narrow place, esp a pass or strait (noun)

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Use "narrow" in a sentence
  • ""David, you are _not_ big; you are narrow, narrow, _narrow_!"
  • "But to keep the definition narrow was the original compromise ... without which an agreement wouldn't have been possible, Tripathi said."
  • "But they do not want to get trapped in what they call a narrow strategy."