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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 nar·row /ˈnær(ˌ)o/

From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Nar·row a. [Compar. Narrower superl. Narrowest.]
 1. Of little breadth; not wide or broad; having little distance from side to side; as, a narrow board; a narrow street; a narrow hem.
    Hath passed in safety through the narrow seas.   --Shak.
 2. Of little extent; very limited; circumscribed.
    The Jews were but a small nation, and confined to a narrow compass in the world.   --Bp. Wilkins.
 3. Having but a little margin; having barely sufficient space, time, or number, etc.; close; near5; -- with special reference to some peril or misfortune; as, a narrow shot; a narrow escape; a narrow miss; a narrow majority.
 4. Limited as to means; straitened; pinching; as, narrow circumstances.
 5. Contracted; of limited scope; illiberal; bigoted; as, a narrow mind; narrow views. “A narrow understanding.”
 6. Parsimonious; niggardly; covetous; selfish.
    A very narrow and stinted charity.   --Smalridge.
 7. Scrutinizing in detail; close; accurate; exact.
 But first with narrow search I must walk round
 This garden, and no corner leave unspied.   --Milton.
 8. Phon. Formed (as a vowel) by a close position of some part of the tongue in relation to the palate; or (according to Bell) by a tense condition of the pharynx; -- distinguished from wide; as ē (ēve) and ōō (fōōd), etc., from ĭ (ĭll) and ŏŏ (fŏŏt), etc. See Guide to Pronunciation, §13.
 Note:Narrow is not unfrequently prefixed to words, especially to participles and adjectives, forming compounds of obvious signification; as, narrow-bordered, narrow-brimmed, narrow-breasted, narrow-edged, narrow-faced, narrow-headed, narrow-leaved, narrow-pointed, narrow-souled, narrow-sphered, etc.
 Narrow gauge. Railroad See Note under Gauge, n., 6.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Nar·row n.; pl. Narrows  A narrow passage; esp., a contracted part of a stream, lake, or sea; a strait connecting two bodies of water; -- usually in the plural; as, The Narrows of New York harbor.
 Near the island lay on one side the jaws of a dangerous
 narrow.   --Gladstone.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Nar·row, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Narrowed p. pr. & vb. n. Narrowing.]
 1. To lessen the breadth of; to contract; to draw into a smaller compass; to reduce the width or extent of.
 2. To contract the reach or sphere of; to make less liberal or more selfish; to limit; to confine; to restrict; as, to narrow one's views or knowledge; to narrow a question in discussion.
    Our knowledge is much more narrowed if we confine ourselves to our own solitary reasonings.   --I. Watts.
 3. Knitting To contract the size of, as a stocking, by taking two stitches into one.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Nar·row, v. i.
 1. To become less broad; to contract; to become narrower; as, the sea narrows into a strait.
 2. Man. Not to step out enough to the one hand or the other; as, a horse narrows.
 3. Knitting To contract the size of a stocking or other knit article, by taking two stitches into one.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: not wide; "a narrow bridge"; "a narrow line across the page"
             [ant: wide]
      2: limited in size or scope; "the narrow sense of a word"
      3: lacking tolerance or flexibility or breadth of view; "a
         brilliant but narrow-minded judge"; "narrow opinions"
         [syn: narrow-minded] [ant: broad-minded]
      4: very limited in degree; "won by a narrow margin"; "a narrow
         escape" [ant: wide]
      5: characterized by painstaking care and detailed examination;
         "a minute inspection of the grounds"; "a narrow scrutiny";
         "an exact and minute report" [syn: minute]
      n : a narrow strait connecting two bodies of water
      v 1: make or become more narrow or restricted; "The selection was
           narrowed"; "The road narrowed" [syn: contract] [ant: widen]
      2: define clearly; "I cannot narrow down the rules for this
         game" [syn: pin down, peg down, nail down, narrow
         down, specify]
      3: become more special; "We specialize in dried flowers" [syn:
         specialize, specialise, narrow down] [ant: diversify,
      4: become tight or as if tight; "Her throat constricted" [syn:
         constrict, constringe]