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1. narrow

adjective. ['ˈnɛroʊ, ˈnæroʊ'] not wide.

Synonyms

  • constrictive
  • straplike
  • constricting
  • narrowing
  • thin
  • narrow-mouthed
  • breadth
  • tapering
  • narrow-minded
  • width
  • slender
  • strait
  • limited
  • narrowed

Antonyms

  • broad-minded
  • wide
  • thick
  • thinness

Etymology

  • narow (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Words that Rhyme with Narrow

  • nancarrow
  • crivaro
  • zaro
  • sharrow
  • parrow
  • larrow
  • laroe
  • harrow
  • carrow
  • carow
  • barrow

How do you pronounce narrow?

Pronounce narrow as ˈnɛroʊ.

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Example sentences of the word narrow


1. Adjective
Place the long and narrow oval across the center of the top of the balloon parallel to the wings.

2. Verb, base form
This ensures that the dishes will go well together and makes it easier to narrow down the menu.

Quotes containing the word narrow


1. Pursue some path, however narrow and crooked, in which you can walk with love and reverence.
- Henry David Thoreau

2. Between the fear that something would happen and the hope that still it wouldn't, there is much more space than one thinks. On that narrow, hard, bare and dark space a lot of us spend their lives.
- Ivo Andric

3. So vast is art, so narrow human wit.
- Alexander Pope

2. narrow

adjective. ['ˈnɛroʊ, ˈnæroʊ'] limited in size or scope.

Antonyms

  • mesomorphic

Etymology

  • narow (Middle English (1100-1500))

3. narrow

verb. ['ˈnɛroʊ, ˈnæroʊ'] make or become more narrow or restricted.

Synonyms

  • contract
  • change
  • taper off

Antonyms

  • widen
  • stupidity
  • increasing
  • nonsectarian

Etymology

  • narow (Middle English (1100-1500))

4. narrow

adjective. ['ˈnɛroʊ, ˈnæroʊ'] lacking tolerance or flexibility or breadth of view.

Synonyms

  • petty
  • self-opinionated
  • illiberal
  • small-minded
  • narrow-minded
  • dogmatical
  • close-minded
  • closed-minded
  • intolerant
  • dogmatic
  • opinionative

Antonyms

  • unrestrictive
  • widening
  • increment
  • increase

Etymology

  • narow (Middle English (1100-1500))

5. narrow

verb. ['ˈnɛroʊ, ˈnæroʊ'] become more focus on an area of activity or field of study.

Synonyms

  • alter
  • overspecialize
  • change
  • specialize
  • narrow down
  • overspecialise
  • specialise

Antonyms

  • unshockable
  • awkward
  • big
  • large

Etymology

  • narow (Middle English (1100-1500))

6. narrow

verb. ['ˈnɛroʊ, ˈnæroʊ'] define clearly.

Synonyms

  • determine
  • concretize
  • nail down
  • peg down
  • narrow down
  • pin down

Antonyms

  • unrestricted
  • general
  • nonspecific
  • unqualified

Etymology

  • narow (Middle English (1100-1500))

7. narrow

verb. ['ˈnɛroʊ, ˈnæroʊ'] become tight or as if tight.

Synonyms

  • constrict
  • astringe
  • tighten
  • constringe

Antonyms

  • spirited
  • thickly
  • wideness
  • narrowness

Etymology

  • narow (Middle English (1100-1500))

8. narrow

adjective. ['ˈnɛroʊ, ˈnæroʊ'] very limited in degree.

Synonyms

  • marginal

Antonyms

  • gain
  • thicken

Etymology

  • narow (Middle English (1100-1500))

9. narrow

noun. ['ˈnɛroʊ, ˈnæroʊ'] a narrow strait connecting two bodies of water.

Synonyms

  • strait

Antonyms

  • strengthen
  • concentrated

Etymology

  • narow (Middle English (1100-1500))

10. narrow

adjective. ['ˈnɛroʊ, ˈnæroʊ'] characterized by painstaking care and detailed examination.

Synonyms

  • minute

Antonyms

  • endomorphic
  • fat

Etymology

  • narow (Middle English (1100-1500))
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