1. (superl.) of little breadth; not wide or broad; having little distance from side to side; as narrow board; a narrow street; a narrow hem.

2. (superl.) of little extent; very limited; circumscribed.

3. (superl.) Having but a little margin; having barely sufficient space, time, or number, etc.; close; near; -- with special reference to some peril or misfortune; as, a narrow shot; a narrow escape; a narrow majority.

4. (superl.) Limited as to means; straitened; pinching; as, narrow circumstances.

5. (superl.) Contracted; of limited scope; illiberal; bigoted; as, a narrow mind; narrow views.

6. (superl.) Parsimonious; covetous; selfish.

7. (superl.) Scrutinizing in detail; close; accurate; exact.

8. (superl.) 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 (eve) and / (f/d), etc., from i (ill) and / (f/t), etc. See Guide to Pronunciation, / 13.

9. (n.) 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.

10. (v. t.) To lessen the breadth of; to contract; to draw into a smaller compass; to reduce the width or extent of.

11. (v. t.) 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.

12. (v. t.) To contract the size of, as a stocking, by taking two stitches into one.

13. (v. i.) To become less broad; to contract; to become narrower; as, the sea narrows into a strait.

14. (v. i.) Not to step out enough to the one hand or the other; as, a horse narrows.

15. (v. i.) To contract the size of a stocking or other knit article, by taking two stitches into one.

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