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


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Nar·row·ing, n.
 1. The act of contracting, or of making or becoming less in breadth or extent.
 2. The part of a stocking which is narrowed.

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: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: becoming gradually narrower; "long tapering fingers";
             "trousers with tapered legs" [syn: tapered, tapering]
      2: (of circumstances) tending to constrict freedom [syn: constricting,
      n 1: an instance of becoming narrow
      2: a decrease in width [ant: widening]
      3: the act of making something narrower [ant: widening]