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nar·row

 (năr′ō)
adj. nar·row·er, nar·row·est
1. Of small or limited width, especially in comparison with length.
2. Limited in area or scope; cramped.
3. Lacking flexibility; rigid: narrow opinions.
4. Barely sufficient; close: a narrow margin of victory.
5. Painstakingly thorough or attentive; meticulous: narrow scrutiny.
6. Linguistics Tense.
v. nar·rowed, nar·row·ing, nar·rows
v.tr.
1. To reduce in width or extent; make narrower.
2. To limit or restrict: narrowed the possibilities down to three.
v.intr.
To become narrower; contract.
n.
1. A part of little width, as a pass through mountains.
2. narrows(used with a sing. or pl. verb)
a. A body of water with little width that connects two larger bodies of water.
b. A part of a river or an ocean current that is not wide.

[Middle English narwe, from Old English nearu.]

nar′row·ish adj.
nar′row·ly adv.
nar′row·ness n.

narrow

(ˈnærəʊ)
adj
1. small in breadth, esp in comparison to length
2. limited in range or extent
3. limited in outlook; lacking breadth of vision
4. limited in means or resources; meagre: narrow resources.
5. barely adequate or successful (esp in the phrase a narrow escape)
6. painstakingly thorough; minute: a narrow scrutiny.
7. (Banking & Finance) finance denoting an assessment of liquidity as including notes and coin in circulation with the public, banks' till money, and banks' balances: narrow money. Compare broad14
8. dialect overcareful with money; parsimonious
9. (Phonetics & Phonology) phonetics
a. another word for tense14
b. relating to or denoting a transcription used to represent phonetic rather than phonemic distinctions
c. another word for close121
10. (Agriculture) (of agricultural feeds) especially rich in protein
11. narrow squeak informal an escape only just managed
vb
to make or become narrow; limit; restrict
n
(Physical Geography) a narrow place, esp a pass or strait
[Old English nearu; related to Old Saxon naru]
ˈnarrowly adv
ˈnarrowness n

nar•row

(ˈnær oʊ)

adj. -row•er, -row•est,
v., n. adj.
1. of little breadth or width.
2. affording little room: narrow quarters.
3. limited in range or scope.
4. lacking breadth of view or sympathy.
5. barely adequate or successful; close: a narrow escape.
6. careful or minute, as a scrutiny, search, or inquiry.
7. limited in amount; meager: narrow resources.
8.
a. (of a speech sound) tense 1 (def. 4).
b. (of a phonetic transcription) using a symbol for each phoneme together with supplementary symbols or diacritics to indicate phonetic details. Compare broad (def. 13).
v.i.
9. to decrease in width or breadth.
v.t.
10. to make narrower.
11. to limit or restrict (often fol. by down).
12. to make narrow-minded.
n.
13. a narrow part, place, or thing.
14. a narrow part of a valley, passage, or road.
15. narrows, (used with a sing. or pl. v.) a narrow part of a strait, river, ocean current, etc.
[before 900; Middle English; Old English nearu, c. Old Saxon naru, Middle Dutch nare, naer narrow; akin to Middle High German narwe scar]
nar′row•ly, adv.
nar′row•ness, n.

narrow


Past participle: narrowed
Gerund: narrowing

Imperative
narrow
narrow
Present
I narrow
you narrow
he/she/it narrows
we narrow
you narrow
they narrow
Preterite
I narrowed
you narrowed
he/she/it narrowed
we narrowed
you narrowed
they narrowed
Present Continuous
I am narrowing
you are narrowing
he/she/it is narrowing
we are narrowing
you are narrowing
they are narrowing
Present Perfect
I have narrowed
you have narrowed
he/she/it has narrowed
we have narrowed
you have narrowed
they have narrowed
Past Continuous
I was narrowing
you were narrowing
he/she/it was narrowing
we were narrowing
you were narrowing
they were narrowing
Past Perfect
I had narrowed
you had narrowed
he/she/it had narrowed
we had narrowed
you had narrowed
they had narrowed
Future
I will narrow
you will narrow
he/she/it will narrow
we will narrow
you will narrow
they will narrow
Future Perfect
I will have narrowed
you will have narrowed
he/she/it will have narrowed
we will have narrowed
you will have narrowed
they will have narrowed
Future Continuous
I will be narrowing
you will be narrowing
he/she/it will be narrowing
we will be narrowing
you will be narrowing
they will be narrowing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been narrowing
you have been narrowing
he/she/it has been narrowing
we have been narrowing
you have been narrowing
they have been narrowing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been narrowing
you will have been narrowing
he/she/it will have been narrowing
we will have been narrowing
you will have been narrowing
they will have been narrowing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been narrowing
you had been narrowing
he/she/it had been narrowing
we had been narrowing
you had been narrowing
they had been narrowing
Conditional
I would narrow
you would narrow
he/she/it would narrow
we would narrow
you would narrow
they would narrow
Past Conditional
I would have narrowed
you would have narrowed
he/she/it would have narrowed
we would have narrowed
you would have narrowed
they would have narrowed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.narrow - a narrow strait connecting two bodies of waternarrow - a narrow strait connecting two bodies of water
strait, sound - a narrow channel of the sea joining two larger bodies of water
Verb1.narrow - make or become more narrow or restricted; "The selection was narrowed"; "The road narrowed"
change - undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature; "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night"
bottleneck - become narrow, like a bottleneck; "Right by the bridge, the road bottlenecks"
taper off - become smaller or less active; "Business tapered off"
specialize, narrow down, narrow, specialise - become more focus on an area of activity or field of study; "She specializes in Near Eastern history"
widen - become broader or wider or more extensive; "The road widened"
2.narrow - define clearly; "I cannot narrow down the rules for this game"
determine - fix in scope; fix the boundaries of; "the tree determines the border of the property"
concretize - make something concrete
3.narrow - become more focus on an area of activity or field of study; "She specializes in Near Eastern history"
vary, alter, change - become different in some particular way, without permanently losing one's or its former characteristics or essence; "her mood changes in accordance with the weather"; "The supermarket's selection of vegetables varies according to the season"
overspecialise, overspecialize - become overly specialized; "She overspecialized when she concentrated on verbs in Fijian"
4.narrow - become tight or as if tight; "Her throat constricted"
astringe - become constricted or compressed; "The cold substance astringes"
strangulate - become constricted; "The hernia will strangulate"
tighten - become tight or tighter; "The rope tightened"
Adj.1.narrow - not widenarrow - not wide; "a narrow bridge"; "a narrow line across the page"
narrow-minded, narrow - lacking tolerance or flexibility or breadth of view; "a brilliant but narrow-minded judge"; "narrow opinions"
limited - small in range or scope; "limited war"; "a limited success"; "a limited circle of friends"
thin - of relatively small extent from one surface to the opposite or in cross section; "thin wire"; "a thin chiffon blouse"; "a thin book"; "a thin layer of paint"
broad, wide - having great (or a certain) extent from one side to the other; "wide roads"; "a wide necktie"; "wide margins"; "three feet wide"; "a river two miles broad"; "broad shoulders"; "a broad river"
2.narrow - limited in size or scope; "the narrow sense of a word"
limited - small in range or scope; "limited war"; "a limited success"; "a limited circle of friends"
3.narrow - lacking tolerance or flexibility or breadth of view; "a brilliant but narrow-minded judge"; "narrow opinions"
narrow - not wide; "a narrow bridge"; "a narrow line across the page"
4.narrow - very limited in degree; "won by a narrow margin"; "a narrow escape"
wide - great in degree; "won by a wide margin"
5.narrow - characterized by painstaking care and detailed examinationnarrow - characterized by painstaking care and detailed examination; "a minute inspection of the grounds"; "a narrow scrutiny"; "an exact and minute report"
careful - exercising caution or showing care or attention; "they were careful when crossing the busy street"; "be careful to keep her shoes clean"; "did very careful research"; "careful art restorers"; "careful of the rights of others"; "careful about one's behavior"

narrow

adjective
1. thin, fine, lean, slight, slim, pinched, slender, tapered, tapering, attenuated a woman with a full bust and hips and a narrow waist
thin wide, broad
2. limited, restricted, confined, tight, close, near, squeezed, confining, cramped, meagre, constricted, circumscribed, scanty, straitened, incapacious He squeezed his way along the narrow space between the crates.
limited big, open, wide, broad, generous, ample, spacious
4. exclusive, limited, select, restricted, confined She achieved a fame that transcended the narrow world of avant-garde theatre.
verb
1. restrict, limit, reduce, diminish, constrict, circumscribe, straiten I don't want to narrow my options too early on.
2. get narrower, taper, shrink, tighten, constrict This sign means that the road narrows on both sides.
plural noun
1. channel, sound, gulf, passage, straits The tide was sluicing out through the narrows.

narrow

adjective
1. Affording little room for movement:
2. Not broad or elevated in scope or understanding:
3. Having the restricted outlook often characteristic of geographic isolation:
verb
To make smaller or narrower:
Translations
ضَيِّقضَيِّقٌضَيِّق الأفُقنجاةٌ بأُعْجوبَهيَضيق
тесен
úzkýzúžitjen tak takmalichernýomezený
smalsnæverbegrænsetblive smalkneben
kapeakaventaakaventua
uzak
beszûkítelkeskenyedikhajszálon múltkeskenyszűk
naumur, tæpuròrengjastòröngurtakmarkaîurþéttur
狭い
좁은
atidžiainežymiaiprimerktiprisimerktisąsmauka
aprobežotsgrūtsierobežotsknapssašaurināt
len tak-takúzkyzúžiť sa
ozekzmanjšatizožiti
smaltrång
แคบ
dardaralmakdaraltmakkıl payısınırlı
chật hẹp

narrow

[ˈnærəʊ]
A. ADJ (narrower (compar) (narrowest (superl)))
1. (in width) [street, passage, room, stairs] → estrecho, angosto; [bed, channel, face] → estrecho, angosto (LAm)
to become or get narrow(er)estrecharse, angostarse (LAm)
2. (= limited) [range] → reducido, limitado; [definition] → restringido
prices rose and fell within a narrow bandlos precios subieron y bajaron dentro de una estrecha banda
in a narrow senseen sentido estricto
3. (= small, slight) [margin, majority] → escaso; [victory, defeat] → por un escaso margen
to have a narrow escapesalvarse de milagro, salvarse por los pelos
to have a narrow lead (over sb)llevar una pequeña ventaja (a algn)
4. (usu pej) (= restricted) [person] → de miras estrechas, intolerante; [mind] → estrecho de miras; [view, idea] → cerrado
B. VI
1. (= become less wide) [road, path, river] → estrecharse, angostarse (LAm)
2. (= almost close) [eyes] → entrecerrarse
3. (= diminish) [gap, majority] → reducirse
C. VT
1. (= reduce) [+ gap] → reducir; [+ differences] → solventar en cierta medida
2. (= almost close) to narrow one's eyesentrecerrar los ojos
D. N
1.
see straight C1
2. narrowsestrecho msing
E. CPD narrow boat N (Brit) → barcaza f
narrow gauge N (Rail) → vía f estrecha; (before noun) → de vía estrecha
narrow down
A. VT + ADV [+ search, investigation, possibilities] → restringir, limitar
I've narrowed the guest list down to 30he reducido la lista de invitados a 30
B. VI + ADV [road, path, valley] → estrecharse, angostarse (LAm); [search, investigation] → restringirse
the list of candidates has narrowed down to fourla lista de candidatos se ha reducido a cuatro

narrow

[ˈnærəʊ]
adj
(physically)étroit(e)
It's quite a narrow road → C'est une rue assez étroite.
[ideas, view, definition] → étroit(e)
I think you are taking too narrow a view → Je trouve que tu as un point de vue trop étroit.
a narrow definition of sth → une définition étroite de qch
in the narrow sense of the word → au sens étroit du terme
in the narrowest sense of the word → au sens le plus étroit du terme
[victory, majority] → étriqué(e)
It was a narrow victory, by only five votes → Ce fut une victoire étriquée, par seulement cinq votes.
to have a narrow escape → l'échapper belle
vi
(in width) [road, river] → devenir plus étroit, rétrécir
(= decrease) [gap] → se combler; [differences] → s'atténuer
[eyes] → se plisser
vt
[+ gap] → combler; [+ differences] → atténuer
[+ eyes] → plisser
narrow down
vt sep [+ number, list] → réduire
to narrow sth down to → réduire qch à
They narrowed the choice down to about a dozen → Ils ont réduit le choix à environ une douzaine.
I've narrowed the list down to three → J'ai réduit la liste à trois.narrow boat narrowboat [ˈnærəʊbəʊt] n (British) (= barge) → péniche fnarrow-gauge [ˌnærəʊˈgeɪdʒ] adj (RAILWAYS) [train, railway] → à voie étroite
narrow-gauge line → voie f étroite

narrow

adj (+er)
eng; road, path, passage, valleyeng, schmal; shoulders, hipsschmal; to become narroweng werden; (road etc) → sich verengen
(fig) person, attitudes, ideas, viewsengstirnig, beschränkt; sense, meaning, interpretationeng; existencebeschränkt; band, marginschmal, eng; rangeeng, begrenzt; majority, victory, defeat, leadknapp; scrutinypeinlich genau; to have a narrow mindengstirnig sein; to have a narrow escapemit knapper Not davonkommen, gerade noch einmal davonkommen; that was a narrow escape (inf)das war knapp, das wäre beinahe ins Auge gegangen (inf)
(Ling) vowelgeschlossen
n narrows plenge Stelle
vt road etcenger machen, verengen; (= reduce) gapverkleinern; to narrow the field (fig)die Auswahl reduzieren (→ to auf +acc); they decided to narrow the focus of their investigationsie beschlossen, ihre Untersuchung einzuengen; with narrowed eyesmit zusammengekniffenen Augen
vienger werden, sich verengen; (difference, majority)geringer werden, sich verringern; the field narrowed to two candidatesdie Auswahl war auf zwei Kandidaten zusammengeschrumpft

narrow

:
narrow boat
n (esp Brit) → (langes, schmales) Kanalboot
narrowcast
vi (TV, Rad) → zielgruppenorientierte Programme ausstrahlen
narrowcasting
n (TV, Rad) → Spartenfernsehen nt/-radio nt
narrow-gauge
adjschmalspurig; narrow railwaySchmalspurbahn f

narrow

:
narrow-minded
adj, narrow-mindedly
advengstirnig
narrow-mindedness
narrowness
nEnge f
narrow-shouldered
adjschmalschult(e)rig

narrow

[ˈnærəʊ]
1. adj (-er (comp) (-est (superl))) (gen) → stretto/a; (advantage, majority) → scarso/a; (outlook, mind) → ristretto/a, limitato/a; (interpretation) → limitato/a; (means) → limitato/a, modesto/a
to have a narrow escape → farcela per un pelo, scamparla bella
to take a narrow view of → avere una visione limitata di
2. vt
a. (also narrow down) (road, investigations) → restringere; (choice) → restringere, ridurre
to narrow sth down to → ridurre qc a
we have narrowed the field (down) to three candidates → abbiamo ristretto la scelta a tre candidati
b. (eyes) → stringere
3. vi (road) → restringersi; (majority) → ridursi; (eyes) → stringersi
so the question narrows down to this → la questione, quindi, si riduce a questo

narrow

(ˈnӕrəu) adjective
1. having or being only a small distance from side to side. a narrow road; The bridge is too narrow for large lorries to cross.
2. only just managed. a narrow escape.
3. (of ideas, interests or experience) not extensive enough.
verb
to make or become narrow. The road suddenly narrowed.
ˈnarrowly adverb
closely; only just. The ball narrowly missed his head.
ˈnarrows noun plural
a narrow sea-passage; a channel or strait.
ˌnarrow-ˈminded adjective
unwilling to accept ideas different from one's own.

narrow

ضَيِّقٌ úzký smal eng στενός estrecho kapea étroit uzak stretto 狭い 좁은 smal smal wąski estreito узкий smal แคบ dar chật hẹp 狭窄的

narrow

a. angosto-a, estrecho-a.

narrow

adj estrecho
References in classic literature ?
In fact, he rather prided himself on his narrow escapes, and liked to thrill the girls with graphic accounts of his triumphs over wrathful tutors, dignified professors, and vanquished enemies.
Only a narrow potato patch separated him from the adventure.
I used to love to drift along the pale-yellow cornfields, looking for the damp spots one sometimes found at their edges, where the smartweed soon turned a rich copper colour and the narrow brown leaves hung curled like cocoons about the swollen joints of the stem.
He walked down the gallery and across the narrow "bridges" which connected the Lebrun cottages one with the other.
The half a dozen cabins scattered along the banks of the North Fork, as if by some overflow of that capricious river, had become augmented during a week of fierce excitement by twenty or thirty others, that were huddled together on the narrow gorge of Devil's Spur, or cast up on its steep sides.
Leaving these antique themes, the old lady began to talk about the daguerreotypist, whom, as he seemed to be a well-meaning and orderly young man, and in narrow circumstances, she had permitted to take up his residence in one of the seven gables.
Furthermore, on the left hand as you enter the front door, is a certain room or office, about fifteen feet square, and of a lofty height, with two of its arched windows commanding a view of the aforesaid dilapidated wharf, and the third looking across a narrow lane, and along a portion of Derby Street.
The Neckar is in many places so narrow that a person can throw a dog across it, if he has one; when it is also sharply curved in such places, the raftsman has to do some pretty nice snug piloting to make the turns.
No consciousness of self interposed between her and her filial service; then, as the weeks passed, little blighted hopes began to stir and ache in her breast; defeated ambitions raised their heads as if to sting her; unattainable delights teased her by their very nearness; by the narrow line of separation that lay between her and their realization.
A single woman, with a very narrow income, must be a ridiculous, disagreeable old maid
To be sure he looks forward to the approach of night to make up for all these discomforts on the bed that awaits him, which, unless by some fault of his, never sins by being over narrow, for he can easily measure out on the ground as he likes, and roll himself about in it to his heart's content without any fear of the sheets slipping away from him.
In the narrow space between Cape Bon and the Straits of Messina the bottom of the sea rose almost suddenly.