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narrow seas

  

      pl n   the channels between Great Britain and the Continent and Great Britain and Ireland  
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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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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
n.
renewable energy obtainable on coasts based on the sea or ocean low and high tides
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