HyperDic: narrow

English > 10 senses of the word narrow:
ADJECTIVEallnarrownot wide
allnarrowlimited in size or scope
allnarrow, narrow-mindedlacking tolerance or flexibility or breadth of view
allnarrowvery limited in degree
allnarrow, minutecharacterized by painstaking care and detailed examination
VERBchangenarrow, contractmake or become more narrow or restricted
cognitionnarrow, pin down, peg down, nail down, narrow down, specifydefine clearly
changenarrow, specialize, specialise, narrow downbecome more focus on an area of activity or field of study
changenarrow, constrict, constringebecome tight or as if tight
NOUNobjectnarrowa narrow strait connecting two bodies of water
narrow > pronunciation
Soundsnae'row; neh'row
RhymesAfro ... zero: 75 rhymes with row...
English > narrow: 10 senses > adjective 1
Meaningnot wide.
Examples
  • "a narrow bridge"
  • "a narrow line across the page"
Attribute ofwidth, breadthThe extent of something from side / side to side / side
Narrowerconstricting, constrictive, narrowing(of circumstances) tending to constrict freedom
narrow-mouthedHaving a narrow mouth
narrowedReduced in size as by squeezing together
slender, thinVery narrow
straitNarrow
straplikelong and narrow like a strap
tapered, tapering, narrowingBecoming gradually narrower
See alsolimitedsmall in range or scope
narrow-minded, narrowlacking tolerance or flexibility or breadth of view
thinOf relatively small extent from one surface to the opposite or in cross section
Oppositewide, broadHaving great (or a certain) extent from one side to the other
Spanishangosto, estrecho
Catalanestret
Nounsnarrowa narrow strait connecting two bodies of water
narrownessthe property of being narrow
English > narrow: 10 senses > adjective 2
MeaningLimited in size or scope.
Example"the narrow sense of a word"
Broaderlimitedsmall in range or scope
Spanishestrecho
Nounsnarrownessa restriction of range or scope
Adverbsnarrowlyin a narrow manner
English > narrow: 10 senses > adjective 3
Meaninglacking tolerance or flexibility or breadth of view.
Examples
  • "a brilliant but narrow-minded judge"
  • "narrow opinions"
Synonymnarrow-minded
Narrowerclose-minded, closed-mindednot ready to receive to new ideas
dogmatic, dogmaticalCharacterized by assertion of unproved or unprovable principles
illiberal, intolerantnarrow-minded about cherished opinions
opinionated, opinionative, self-opinionatedobstinate in your opinions
petty, small-mindedcontemptibly narrow in outlook
See alsonarrownot wide
Oppositebroad-mindedInclined to respect views and beliefs that differ from your own
Spanishestrecho de miras, intolerante
Catalanintolerant
Nounsnarrownessan inclination to criticize opposing opinions or shocking behavior
English > narrow: 10 senses > adjective 4
MeaningVery limited in degree.
Examples
  • "won by a narrow margin"
  • "a narrow escape"
Narrowerbare, marginalJust barely adequate or within a lower limit
OppositewideGreat in degree
Spanishangosto, insignificante, marginal
Catalaninsignificant, marginal
Nounsnarrownessa small margin
English > narrow: 10 senses > adjective 5
MeaningCharacterized by painstaking care and detailed examination.
Example "a narrow scrutiny"
Synonymminute
BroadercarefulExercising caution or showing care or attention
Spanishminucioso
Catalanminuciós
English > narrow: 10 senses > noun 1, object
MeaningA narrow strait connecting two bodies of water.
InstancesVerrazano NarrowsA narrow channel of water separating Staten Island and Brooklyn
Broaderstrait, soundA narrow channel of the sea joining two larger / larger bodies of water
Adjectivesnarrownot wide
Verbsnarrowmake or become more narrow or restricted
English > narrow: 10 senses > verb 1, change
Meaningmake or become more narrow or restricted.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Examples
  • "The selection was narrowed"
  • "The road narrowed"
Synonymcontract
NarrowerbottleneckBecome narrow, like a bottleneck
taper offBecome smaller or less active / active / active
BroaderchangeUndergo a change
See alsonarrow downbecome more focus on an area of activity or field of study
OppositewidenBecome broader or wider or more extensive
Spanishestrecharse, estrechar
Catalanestrènyer, estretir
Nounsnarrowa narrow strait connecting two bodies of water
narrowingthe act of making something narrower
English > narrow: 10 senses > verb 2, cognition
Meaningdefine clearly.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s something PP
Example"I cannot narrow down the rules for this game"
Synonymspin down, peg down, nail down, narrow down, specify
Narrowerconcretizemake something concrete
BroaderdetermineFix in scope
Spanishclavar, especificar, identificar exactamente, reducir
Catalanespecificar
English > narrow: 10 senses > verb 3, change
MeaningBecome more focus on an area of activity or field of study.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s; Something is ----ing PP; Somebody ----s PP
Synonymsspecialize, specialise, narrow down
Narroweroverspecialize, overspecialiseBecome overly specialized
Broaderchange, alter, varyBecome different in some particular way, without permanently losing one's or its former characteristics / characteristics or essence
Oppositediversify, branch out, broadenVary in order to spread risk or to expand
Spanishespecializarse
Catalanespecialitzar-se
English > narrow: 10 senses > verb 4, change
MeaningBecome tight or as if tight.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s something
Synonymsconstrict, constringe
NarrowerastringeBecome constricted or compressed
strangulateBecome constricted
BroadertightenBecome tight / tight / tight / tight / tight or tighter / tighter / tighter / tighter / tighter
Spanishangostarse, estrecharse, estrechar
Catalanestrènyer, estretir
Nounsnarrowingan instance of becoming narrow

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