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narrow

nar·row

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pronunciation:
nae ro
parts of speech:
adjective, verb, noun
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: narrower, narrowest
definition 1: not wide or broad.
The bus could not pass through that narrow alley.
synonyms:
slender, slight, thin
antonyms:
broad, wide
similar words:
fine, slim, spare, tapered
definition 2: being fixed in ideas or opinions.
People with narrow minds don't often trust new ideas.
synonyms:
inflexible, rigid, set
similar words:
fixed, strict
definition 3: barely enough; close.
We had a narrow escape when the tornado passed two blocks from our house.
synonyms:
close, near, slender, tight
similar words:
meager, scant, spare
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: narrowed, narrowing, narrows
definition 1: to become narrower.
The road narrows here, so drive carefully.
synonyms:
thin
antonyms:
broaden
similar words:
constrict, contract, diminish, lessen, reduce, taper
definition 2: to make narrower.
The police narrowed the area of their search for the lost child.
antonyms:
broaden
similar words:
constrict, contract, diminish, lessen, taper, thin, tighten
 
part of speech: noun
definition: (plural, but used with a singular or plural verb) a narrow part of a river or other body of water.
The bridge spanned the narrows.
synonyms:
strait
similar words:
channel, fjord, inlet
derivations: narrowly (adv.), narrowness (n.)
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