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English adjective: narrow

1. narrow not wide


SamplesA narrow bridge.
A narrow line across the page.


Similarconstricting, constrictive, narrow-mouthed, narrowed, narrowing, narrowing, slender, strait, straplike, tapered, tapering, thin


See alsolimited, narrow, narrow-minded, thin


Attributebreadth, width


Antonymsbroad, wide

2. narrow limited in size or scope


SamplesThe narrow sense of a word.


Similarlimited


Antonymsunlimited, limitless

3. narrow lacking tolerance or flexibility or breadth of view


SamplesA brilliant but narrow-minded judge.
Narrow opinions.


Synonymsnarrow-minded


Similarclose-minded, closed-minded, dogmatic, dogmatical, illiberal, intolerant, opinionated, opinionative, petty, self-opinionated, small-minded


See alsonarrow


Antonymsbroad-minded

4. narrow very limited in degree


SamplesWon by a narrow margin.
A narrow escape.


Similarbare, marginal


Antonymswide

5. narrow characterized by painstaking care and detailed examination


SamplesA minute inspection of the grounds.
A narrow scrutiny.
An exact and minute report.


Synonymsminute


Similarcareful


Antonymscareless


English noun: narrow

1. narrow (object) a narrow strait connecting two bodies of water


Broader (hypernym)sound, strait


Instance hyponymVerrazano Narrows


English verb: narrow

1. narrow (change) make or become more narrow or restricted


SamplesThe selection was narrowed.
The road narrowed.


Synonymscontract


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)change


Narrower (hyponym)bottleneck, taper off


Antonymswiden

2. narrow (cognition) define clearly


SamplesI cannot narrow down the rules for this game.


Synonymsnail down, narrow down, peg down, pin down, specify


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)determine


Narrower (hyponym)concretize

3. narrow (change) become more focus on an area of activity or field of study


SamplesShe specializes in Near Eastern history.


Synonymsnarrow down, specialise, specialize


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s.
Something is ----ing PP.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)alter, change, vary


Narrower (hyponym)overspecialise, overspecialize


Antonymsbranch out, broaden, diversify

4. narrow (change) become tight or as if tight


SamplesHer throat constricted.


Synonymsconstrict, constringe


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)tighten


Narrower (hyponym)astringe, strangulate









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