1. The act of contracting, or of making or becoming less in breadth or extent.
2. The part of a stocking which is narrowed.
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.
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]