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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)

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.

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."