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nar·row

narrow

 
 
pronunciation:
nae ro
parts of speech:
adjective, intransitive verb, transitive verb, noun
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: narrower, narrowest
definition 1: having little breadth or width.
The streets of the old village are narrow, and cars are not allowed.Those shoes are too narrow for my feet.
synonyms:
slender, slight, thin
antonyms:
broad, wide
similar words:
fine, limited, little, slim, spare, tapered
definition 2: offering restricted space or room.
The bedroom has only a narrow closet.
synonyms:
close, cramped, squeezed, tight
antonyms:
wide
similar words:
confined, constricted, incommodious, restricted, small
definition 3: without flexibility; rigid.
She thinks her father has a narrow viewpoint about art.
synonyms:
inflexible, rigid, set
antonyms:
broad
similar words:
closed, fixed, little, narrow-minded, strict
definition 4: barely adequate; close.
The prisoners made a narrow escape.
synonyms:
close, near, slender, tight
antonyms:
sweeping
similar words:
meager, scant, scanty, skimpy, spare
definition 5: careful or meticulous; intensely focused.
The police are carrying out a narrow search for the killer.
synonyms:
focused, meticulous, painstaking
antonyms:
broad
similar words:
careful, close, conscientious, diligent, exact, exacting, precise, punctilious, scrupulous, thorough
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: narrows, narrowing, narrowed
definition: to become narrower.
The road narrows here, so drive carefully.The river narrows just ahead.
synonyms:
attenuate, thin
antonyms:
broaden
similar words:
constrict, contract, diminish, lessen, reduce, taper
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition 1: to make narrower.
Having all that furniture on the side really narrows the room.The police are narrowing their investigation and focusing on only a few suspects.
antonyms:
broaden
similar words:
attenuate, constrict, contract, diminish, lessen, taper, thin, tighten
definition 2: to restrict.
That plan narrows our options.
synonyms:
circumscribe, confine, limit, restrict
antonyms:
extend
similar words:
box, constrain, constrict, hem, tighten
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the narrow part of an object or passageway.
similar words:
bottleneck, defile, neck, taper, throat
definition 2: (pl., but used with a sing. or pl. verb) a narrow part of a river, strait, or other body of water.
The new bridge spans the narrows.
synonyms:
strait
similar words:
channel, firth, fjord, inlet
derivations: narrowly (adv.), narrowness (n.)
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