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narrowest, superlative; narrower, comparative;
  1. (esp. of something that is considerably longer or higher than it is wide) Of small width
    • - he made his way down the narrow road
  2. Limited in extent, amount, or scope; restricted
    • - his ability to get good results within narrow constraints of money and manpower
  3. (of a person's attitude or beliefs) Limited in range and lacking willingness or ability to appreciate alternative views
    • - companies fail through their narrow view of what contributes to profit
  4. Precise or strict in meaning
    • - some of the narrower definitions of democracy
  5. (of a phonetic transcription) Showing fine details of accent

  6. Denoting a vowel pronounced with the root of the tongue drawn back so as to narrow the pharynx

  7. (esp. of a victory, defeat, or escape) With only a small margin; barely achieved

  1. Become or make less wide
    • - the road narrowed and crossed an old bridge
    • - the embankment was built to narrow the river
  2. (of a person's eyes) Almost closed so as to focus on something or someone, or to indicate anger, suspicion, or other emotion
    • - Jake's eyes had narrowed to pinpoints
  3. (of a person) Cause (one's eyes) to do this
    • - she narrowed her eyes at him suspiciously
  4. Become or make more limited or restricted in extent or scope
    • - their trade surplus narrowed to $70 million in January
    • - New England had narrowed Denver's lead from 13 points to 4
  1. A narrow channel connecting two larger areas of water
    • - a basaltic fang rising from the narrows of the Upper Missouri

  1. not wide; "a narrow bridge"; "a narrow line across the page"
  2. make or become more narrow or restricted; "The selection was narrowed"; "The road narrowed"
  3. a narrow strait connecting two bodies of water
  4. limited in size or scope; "the narrow sense of a word"
  5. pin down: define clearly; "I cannot narrow down the rules for this game"
  6. narrow-minded: lacking tolerance or flexibility or breadth of view; "a brilliant but narrow-minded judge"; "narrow opinions"
  7. The Narrow began in 2002, an idea spawned by Emile (Guitars), Jow (Bass Guitar), Sid (Guitars) and Lias (Drummer). Lacking a vocalist at this stage it made sense to bring in Hanu. ...
  8. Narrows is a term for restricted land or water passages. Most commonly it refers to a strait, though it can also refer to a water gap.
  9. (Narrows (band)) Narrows is an American mathcore band based in Seattle but with members "spread out across both the United States and two continents." The band is well known for featuring vocalist Dave Verellen of Botch fame.
  10. (Narrows (EP)) Narrows is the first EP from international collaborative Mathcore band Narrows.
  11. (The Narrows) The Narrows is the tidal strait separating the boroughs of Staten Island and Brooklyn in New York City. It connects the Upper New York Bay and Lower New York Bay and forms the principal channel by which the Hudson River empties into the Atlantic Ocean. ...
  12. (The Narrows (2009 film)) The Narrows is an independent 2008 film starring Kevin Zegers, Sophia Bush, Vincent D'Onofrio, Eddie Cahill and Monica Keena.
  13. To reduce in width or extent; to contract; To get narrower; having a small width; not wide; slim; slender; having opposite edges or sides that are close, especially by comparison to length or depth; Restrictive; without flexibility or latitude
  14. (Narrower) Protection of emerging foci; Presentation of new dimensions; Integrating the historical dimension; Contexts for care of premature perspectives; Local opportunities for perspective activity; Transitional contexts for perspective reorganization; Perspective imitation contexts for ...
  15. (narrows) a narrow part of a strait, river, channel, ocean current, or other body of constricted water.
  16. (NARROWS) 1) water channel with little width that connects two larger bodies of water. 2) part of a river that is not wide.
  17. (Narrows) Landform. A narrow place in a canyon characterized by vertical walls and often only a few yards across.
  18. (Narrows) a constriction in a river that exhibits increased turbulence and swiftness of water.
  19. (Narrows) a short length of single-vessel width canal. (also see Wide)
  20. (Narrows) areas where points come together and create a restricted water flow. Walleyes sometimes prefer these areas during the summer when reefs are not available. Late evening and night-fall fishing in these areas produce fantastic walleyes.
  21. (The Narrows) the eastern entrance to Westernport Bay, giving access to Lake Albert and Meningie. Because it is a geologically new river, The Narrows have no banks; instead, the levees prevent the river from spreading out over a vast area, except during flooding. ...
  22. (the narrows) Area of site approximately from the bear to Crown stage. Very crowded on busy days.
  23. adj. Refers to a type which is widened under the default argument promotions: char, short, or float. See questions 11.3 and 15.2.
  24. The red part of the lip is less visible or narrower than usual (opposite of widen).
  25. Sometimes called tight, means that you didn't take enough grass.