Definitions for narrowness
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
nar•rowˈnær oʊ(adj.; v.; n.)-row•er, -row•est
(adj.)of little breadth or width.
affording little room:
limited in range or scope.
lacking breadth of view or sympathy.
barely adequate or successful; close:
a narrow escape.
careful or minute, as a scrutiny, search, or inquiry.
limited in amount; meager:
(of a phonetic transcription) using a symbol for each phoneme together with supplementary symbols or diacritics to indicate phonetic details.
Ref: (of a speech sound) tense1 (def. 4 ). 1 4; Compare broad (def. 13). 1 14
(v.i.)to decrease in width or breadth.
(v.t.)to make narrower.
to limit or restrict (often fol. by down).
to make narrow-minded.
(n.)a narrow part, place, or thing.
a narrow part of a valley, passage, or road.
narrows, (used with a sing. or pl. v.) a narrow part of a strait, river, ocean current, etc.
Origin of narrow:
bef. 900; ME; OE nearu, c. OS naru, MD nare, naer narrow; akin to MHG narwe scar
the property of being narrow; having little width
"the narrowness of the road"
an inclination to criticize opposing opinions or shocking behavior
a restriction of range or scope
"the problem with achievement tests is the narrowness they impose on students"; "the attraction of the book is precisely its narrowness of focus"; "frustrated by the narrowness of people's horizons"
narrow margin, narrowness, slimness(noun)
a small margin
"the president was not humbled by his narrow margin of victory"; "the landslide he had in the electoral college obscured the narrowness of a victory based on just 43% of the popular vote"
the state of being narrow
the condition or quality of being narrow
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