NARROWING MEANING IN ENGLISH

• Narrowing Definition & Synonyms

  1. (n.) The act of contracting, or of making or becoming less in breadth or extent.
  2. (n.) The part of a stocking which is narrowed.
  3. (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Narrow
  4. (n.) The act of contracting, or of making or becoming less in breadth or extent.
  5. (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Narrow
  6. (n.) The part of a stocking which is narrowed.


Synonyms:
Constricting, Constrictive, Tapered, Tapering,

• Narrow Definition & Synonyms

  1. (superl.) Of little extent; very limited; circumscribed.
  2. (superl.) Limited as to means; straitened; pinching; as, narrow circumstances.
  3. (superl.) Of little breadth; not wide or broad; having little distance from side to side; as, a narrow board; a narrow street; a narrow hem.
  4. (v. t.) To lessen the breadth of; to contract; to draw into a smaller compass; to reduce the width or extent of.
  5. (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.
  6. (v. i.) To contract the size of a stocking or other knit article, by taking two stitches into one.
  7. (v. i.) To become less broad; to contract; to become narrower; as, the sea narrows into a strait.
  8. (superl.) Scrutinizing in detail; close; accurate; exact.
  9. (superl.) Contracted; of limited scope; illiberal; bigoted; as, a narrow mind; narrow views.
  10. (v. i.) Not to step out enough to the one hand or the other; as, a horse narrows.
  11. (v. t.) To contract the size of, as a stocking, by taking two stitches into one.
  12. (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.
  13. (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 ones views or knowledge; to narrow a question in discussion.
  14. (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.
  15. (superl.) Parsimonious; niggardly; covetous; selfish.
  16. (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 ones views or knowledge; to narrow a question in discussion.
  17. (v. i.) To become less broad; to contract; to become narrower; as, the sea narrows into a strait.
  18. (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.
  19. (superl.) Of little extent; very limited; circumscribed.
  20. (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.
  21. (v. i.) Not to step out enough to the one hand or the other; as, a horse narrows.
  22. (v. t.) To contract the size of, as a stocking, by taking two stitches into one.
  23. (superl.) Parsimonious; niggardly; covetous; selfish.
  24. (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.
  25. (superl.) Scrutinizing in detail; close; accurate; exact.
  26. (superl.) Contracted; of limited scope; illiberal; bigoted; as, a narrow mind; narrow views.
  27. (v. i.) To contract the size of a stocking or other knit article, by taking two stitches into one.
  28. (v. t.) To lessen the breadth of; to contract; to draw into a smaller compass; to reduce the width or extent of.
  29. (superl.) Of little breadth; not wide or broad; having little distance from side to side; as, a narrow board; a narrow street; a narrow hem.
  30. (superl.) Limited as to means; straitened; pinching; as, narrow circumstances.


Synonyms:
Constrict, Constringe, Contract, Minute, Narrow-minded, Specialize, Specify,

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