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narrow    音標拼音: [n'ɛro] [n'æro]
n. 狹窄部分,海峽,隘路
a. 狹窄的,精密的,有限的,勉強的,眼光短淺的



adj 1: not wide; "a narrow bridge"; "a narrow line across the
page" [ant: {broad}, {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" [synonym:
{narrow-minded}, {narrow}] [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" [synonym: {minute}, {narrow}]
n 1: a narrow strait connecting two bodies of water
v 1: make or become more narrow or restricted; "The selection
was narrowed"; "The road narrowed" [synonym: {narrow},
{contract}] [ant: {widen}]
2: define clearly; "I cannot narrow down the rules for this
game" [synonym: {pin down}, {peg down}, {nail down}, {narrow
down}, {narrow}, {specify}]
3: become more focus on an area of activity or field of study;
"She specializes in Near Eastern history" [synonym: {specialize},
{specialise}, {narrow}, {narrow down}] [ant: {branch out},
{broaden}, {diversify}]
4: become tight or as if tight; "Her throat constricted" [synonym:
{constrict}, {constringe}, {narrow}]

Narrow \Nar"row\ (n[a^]r"r[-o]), a. [Compar. {Narrower}
(n[a^]r"r[-o]*[~e]r); superl. {Narrowest}.] [OE. narwe, naru,
AS. nearu; akin to OS. naru, naro.]
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.
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Hath passed in safety through the narrow seas.
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2. Of little extent; very limited; circumscribed.
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The Jews were but a small nation, and confined to a
narrow compass in the world. --Bp. Wilkins.
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3. Having but a little margin; having barely sufficient
space, time, or number, etc.; close; near[5]; -- with
special reference to some peril or misfortune; as, a
narrow shot; a narrow escape; a narrow miss; a narrow
majority. --Dryden.
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4. Limited as to means; straitened; pinching; as, narrow
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5. Contracted; of limited scope; illiberal; bigoted; as, a
narrow mind; narrow views. "A narrow understanding."
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6. Parsimonious; niggardly; covetous; selfish.
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A very narrow and stinted charity. --Smalridge.
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7. Scrutinizing in detail; close; accurate; exact.
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But first with narrow search I must walk round
This garden, and no corner leave unspied. --Milton.
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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 [=e] ([=e]ve) and [=oo]
(f[=oo]d), etc., from [i^] ([i^]ll) and [oo^] (f[oo^]t),
etc. See Guide to Pronunciation, [sect]13.
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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.
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{Narrow gauge}. (Railroad) See Note under {Gauge}, n., 6.
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Narrow \Nar"row\, v. i.
1. To become less broad; to contract; to become narrower; as,
the sea narrows into a strait.
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2. (Man.) Not to step out enough to the one hand or the
other; as, a horse narrows. --Farrier's Dict.
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3. (Knitting) To contract the size of a stocking or other
knit article, by taking two stitches into one.
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Narrow \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.
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Near the island lay on one side the jaws of a dangerous
narrow. --Gladstone.
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Narrow \Nar"row\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Narrowed}; p. pr. & vb.
n. {Narrowing}.] [AS. nearwian.]
1. To lessen the breadth of; to contract; to draw into a
smaller compass; to reduce the width or extent of. --Sir
W. Temple.
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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
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Our knowledge is much more narrowed if we confine
ourselves to our own solitary reasonings. --I.
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3. (Knitting) To contract the size of, as a stocking, by
taking two stitches into one.
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405 Moby Thesaurus words for "narrow":
Lenten, Quakerish, Spartan, Victorian, abate, abbreviate,
abstemious, accented, accurate, adjust to, alter, alveolar,
angustifoliate, angustirostrate, angustisellate, angustiseptal,
apical, apico-alveolar, apico-dental, articulated, ascetic,
assimilated, assuage, attentive, attenuated, austere,
authoritarian, back, badly off, barytone, be into, be strong in,
bigot, bigoted, bilabial, borne, bound, bounded, box, box in,
box up, broad, cacuminal, careful, censorious, central, cerebral,
channel, checked, chinchy, circumscribe, circumscribed, close,
close-fitting, closed, coarct, compact, compress, concentrate,
condense, condition, conditioned, confine, confined, confining,
conscientious, consolidate, consonant, consonantal, constrict,
constricted, constringe, contain, continuant, contract, copyright,
copyrighted, correct, cramp, cramped, creedbound, critical,
crowded, curtail, deaf, deaf to reason, decrease, delicate,
demanding, demure, denotative, dental, detailed, determinate,
diminish, discipline, disciplined, dissimilated, distill,
distressed, dorsal, down to bedrock, draw, draw in, draw the line,
draw together, dwarfed, dwarfish, embarrassed, ethnocentric, exact,
exacting, exceptional, excluding, exclusive, exclusory, exigent,
exiguous, exquisite, fanatical, feature, feeling the pinch, fine,
finical, finicking, finicky, finite, fixed, flat, focus, follow,
front, frugal, fussy, glide, glossal, glottal, go in, go in for,
guttural, hairbreadth, hard, hard up, heavy, hedge, hedge about,
hem, hem in, hidebound, high, ill off, illiberal, impecunious,
impoverished, in Queer Street, in narrow circumstances,
in reduced circumstances, in straitened circumstances,
inadmissible, incapacious, incommodious, ineffectual, inexorable,
inflexible, insular, intolerant, intonated, isthmian, isthmic,
jejune, keep from spreading, keep within bounds, knit, labial,
labiodental, labiovelar, land-poor, lateral, lax, lean, leaven,
lessen, light, limit, limited, lingual, liquid, little,
little-minded, localize, low, lucky, major in, meager, mean,
mean-minded, mean-spirited, mercenary, meticulous, mid,
mid-Victorian, mingy, minor in, minute, miserly, mitigate,
moderate, moderated, modify, modulate, monophthongal, muted,
narrow-hearted, narrow-minded, narrow-souled, narrow-spirited,
narrowed, narrowing, narrows, nasal, nasalized, near, nearsighted,
nice, niggard, niggardly, obdurate, occlusive, old-maidish,
on the edge, open, out of pocket, overmodest, oversimplify,
oxytone, palatal, palatalized, palliate, paltry, parochial,
parsimonious, particular, passage, patent, patented, petty,
pharyngeal, pharyngealized, phonemic, phonetic, phonic, pinched,
pitch, pitched, poor, poorly off, posttonic, precise,
precisianistic, precisionistic, preclusive, prescribed,
prescriptive, preventive, priggish, prim, prohibitive, proscribed,
provincial, prudish, pucker, pucker up, punctilious, punctual,
puny, purblind, purify, puritanical, purse, pursue, qualified,
qualify, reduce, reduce to elements, reduced, refine, refined,
register, regulate by, religious, restrain, restrict, restricted,
restrictive, retroflex, rigid, rigorous, rounded, sanctimonious,
scant, scanty, scrawny, scrimp, scrimpy, scrupulous, scrutinizing,
searching, season, seclusive, segregative, select, selective,
semivowel, separative, set, set conditions, set limits, sharp,
short, short of cash, short of funds, shorten, shortsighted,
simplify, skimp, skimpy, slender, slight, slim, small,
small-minded, smug, snape, snobbish, soft, soften, solidify,
sonant, spare, sparing, specialize, specialize in, squeezed,
starvation, stiff-necked, stingy, stint, stinted, stopped, strait,
straiten, straitened, straitlaced, straits, strangle, strangulate,
strapped, streamline, stressed, strict, strip down, strong, stuffy,
stunted, subsistence, subtle, surd, syllabic, taper, tapering,
temper, tense, thick, thin, throaty, tight, tight-fisted, tighten,
tonal, tonic, twangy, unaccented, uncatholic, uncharitable,
ungenerous, unliberal, unmoneyed, unnourishing, unnutritious,
unprosperous, unrounded, unstressed, velar, vocalic, vocoid,
voiced, voiceless, vowel, vowellike, watered, watery, weak, wide,
wrinkle, xenophobic




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