Back to Dictionary

Dictionary

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.
imp. & p. p.
of Narrow
p. pr. & vb. n.
of Narrow
v. t.
To lessen the breadth of; to contract; to draw into a smaller compass; to reduce the width or extent of.
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.
v. t.
To contract the size of, as a stocking, by taking two stitches into one.
v. i.
To become less broad; to contract; to become narrower; as, the sea narrows into a strait.
v. i.
Not to step out enough to the one hand or the other; as, a horse narrows.
v. i.
To contract the size of a stocking or other knit article, by taking two stitches into one.
n.
One who, or that which, narrows or contracts.
n.
The act of contracting, or of making or becoming less in breadth or extent.
n.
The part of a stocking which is narrowed.
adv.
With little breadth; in a narrow manner.
adv.
Without much extent; contractedly.
adv.
With minute scrutiny; closely; as, to look or watch narrowly; to search narrowly.
adv.
With a little margin or space; by a small distance; hence, closely; hardly; barely; only just; -- often with reference to an avoided danger or misfortune; as, he narrowly escaped.
adv.
Sparingly; parsimoniously.
a.
Of narrow mental scope; illiberal; mean.
n.
The condition or quality of being narrow.
Art not.

<< 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20  ... >>