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narrow

  

      adj  
1    small in breadth, esp. in comparison to length  
2    limited in range or extent  
3    limited in outlook; lacking breadth of vision  
4    limited in means or resources; meagre  
narrow resources     
5    barely adequate or successful (esp. in the phrase a narrow escape)  
6    painstakingly thorough; minute  
a narrow scrutiny     
7      (Finance)   denoting an assessment of liquidity as including notes and coin in circulation with the public, banks' till money, and banks' balances  
narrow money         Compare       broad       14  
8    Dialect   overcareful with money; parsimonious  
9      (Phonetics)  
a       another word for       tense   1       4  
b    relating to or denoting a transcription used to represent phonetic rather than phonemic distinctions  
c       another word for       close   1       21  
10    (of agricultural feeds) especially rich in protein  
11    narrow squeak  
Informal   an escape only just managed  
      vb  
12    to make or become narrow; limit; restrict  
      n  
13    a narrow place, esp. a pass or strait,   (See also)        narrows  
     (Old English nearu; related to Old Saxon naru)  
  narrowly      adv  
  narrowness      n  


narrow boat  
      n   a long narrow bargelike boat with a beam of 2.1 metres (7 feet) or less, used on canals  
narrow gauge  
      n  
1    a railway track with a smaller distance between the lines than the standard gauge of 56½ inches  
      adj  
  narrow-gauge, narrow-gauged  
2    of, relating to, or denoting a railway with a narrow gauge  
narrow-minded  
      adj   having a biased or illiberal viewpoint; bigoted, intolerant, or prejudiced  
  narrow-mindedly      adv  
  narrow-mindedness      n  
narrow seas  
      pl n   the channels between Great Britain and the Continent and Great Britain and Ireland  
straight and narrow  
      n  
Informal   the proper, honest, and moral path of behaviour  
     (perhaps an alteration of strait and narrow, an allusion to Matthew 7:14: ``strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life'')  
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close   [1]  
      adj  
1    near in space or time; in proximity  
2    having the parts near together; dense  
a close formation     
3    down or near to the surface; short  
a close haircut     
4    near in relationship  
a close relative     
5    intimate or confidential  
a close friend     
6    almost equal or even  
a close contest     
7    not deviating or varying greatly from a model or standard  
a close resemblance, a close translation     
8    careful, strict, or searching  
a close study     
9    (of a style of play in football, hockey, etc.) characterized by short passes  
10    confined or enclosed  
11    shut or shut tight  
12    oppressive, heavy, or airless  
a close atmosphere     
13    strictly guarded  
a close prisoner     
14    neat or tight in fit  
a close cap     
15    secretive or reticent  
16    miserly; not generous, esp. with money  
17    (of money or credit) hard to obtain; scarce  
18    restricted as to public admission or membership  
19    hidden or secluded  
20      (Also)    closed   restricted or prohibited as to the type of game or fish able to be taken  
21      (Also)    closed, narrow            (Phonetics)   denoting a vowel pronounced with the lips relatively close together  
      adv  
22    closely; tightly  
23    near or in proximity  
24    close to the wind     (Nautical)   sailing as nearly as possible towards the direction from which the wind is blowing  
   See also       wind   1       26  
     (C13: from Old French clos close, enclosed, from Latin clausus shut up, from claudere to close)  
  closely      adv  
  closeness      n  


narrow         
      adj  
1    small in breadth, esp. in comparison to length  
2    limited in range or extent  
3    limited in outlook; lacking breadth of vision  
4    limited in means or resources; meagre  
narrow resources     
5    barely adequate or successful (esp. in the phrase a narrow escape)  
6    painstakingly thorough; minute  
a narrow scrutiny     
7      (Finance)   denoting an assessment of liquidity as including notes and coin in circulation with the public, banks' till money, and banks' balances  
narrow money         Compare       broad       14  
8    Dialect   overcareful with money; parsimonious  
9      (Phonetics)  
a       another word for       tense   1       4  
b    relating to or denoting a transcription used to represent phonetic rather than phonemic distinctions  
c       another word for       close   1       21  
10    (of agricultural feeds) especially rich in protein  
11    narrow squeak  
Informal   an escape only just managed  
      vb  
12    to make or become narrow; limit; restrict  
      n  
13    a narrow place, esp. a pass or strait,   (See also)        narrows  
     (Old English nearu; related to Old Saxon naru)  
  narrowly      adv  
  narrowness      n  
narrow boat  
      n   a long narrow bargelike boat with a beam of 2.1 metres (7 feet) or less, used on canals  
narrow gauge  
      n  
1    a railway track with a smaller distance between the lines than the standard gauge of 56½ inches  
      adj  
  narrow-gauge, narrow-gauged  
2    of, relating to, or denoting a railway with a narrow gauge  
narrow-minded  
      adj   having a biased or illiberal viewpoint; bigoted, intolerant, or prejudiced  
  narrow-mindedly      adv  
  narrow-mindedness      n  
narrow seas  
      pl n   the channels between Great Britain and the Continent and Great Britain and Ireland  
straight and narrow  
      n  
Informal   the proper, honest, and moral path of behaviour  
     (perhaps an alteration of strait and narrow, an allusion to Matthew 7:14: ``strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life'')  

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narrow

  

      adj  
1    circumscribed, close, confined, constricted, contracted, cramped, incapacious, limited, meagre, near, pinched, restricted, scanty, straitened, tight  
2    biased, bigoted, dogmatic, illiberal, insular, intolerant, narrow-minded, partial, prejudiced, puritan, reactionary, small-minded  
3    attenuated, fine, slender, slim, spare, tapering, thin  
4    exclusive, select  
5      (informal)   avaricious, close     (informal)   mean, mercenary, niggardly, ungenerous  
      vb  
6    circumscribe, constrict, diminish, limit, reduce, simplify, straiten, tighten  
  
Antonyms     
  
1    ample, big, broad, generous, open, spacious, wide  
2    broad-minded, generous, liberal, receptive, tolerant  
3    broad, wide  
5    generous, liberal  


narrow-minded     
biased, bigoted, conservative, hidebound, illiberal, insular, intolerant, opinionated, parochial, petty, prejudiced, provincial, reactionary, short-sighted, small-minded, strait-laced  
  
Antonyms     
   broad-minded, catholic, cosmopolitan, freethinking, indulgent, open-minded, permissive, tolerant, unprejudiced  

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n.
having a changeable luster or color with an undulating narrow band of white light
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