(noun, adjective, verb)


1. not wide

- a narrow bridge

- a narrow line across the page

Similar word(s): narrow, limited, thin, constricting, constrictive, narrowing, narrowed, slender, thin, strait, straplike, tapered, tapering

2. limited in size or scope

- the narrow sense of a word

Similar word(s): limited

3. lacking tolerance or flexibility or breadth of view

- a brilliant but narrow-minded judge

- narrow opinions

Similar word(s): dogmatic, dogmatical, illiberal, intolerant, opinionated, opinionative, petty, narrow

4. very limited in degree

- won by a narrow margin

- a narrow escape

Similar word(s): bare, marginal

5. characterized by painstaking care and detailed examination

- a narrow scrutiny

Similar word(s): careful, minute

Sentences with narrow as an adjective:

- a narrow hallway

- a narrow interpretation

- a narrow mind; narrow views

- The Republicans won by a narrow majority.

- narrow circumstances


1. a narrow strait connecting two bodies of water

Definition categories: object, sound, strait

Sentences with narrow as a noun:

- the Narrows of New York harbor


1. make or become more narrow or restricted

- The selection was narrowed

- The road narrowed

Similar word(s): contract

Definition categories: change

2. define clearly

- I cannot narrow down the rules for this game

Similar word(s): specify

Definition categories: cognition, determine

3. become more focused on an area of activity or field of study

Similar word(s): specialise, specialize

Definition categories: change, alter, vary

4. become tight or as if tight

Similar word(s): constrict, constringe

Definition categories: change, tighten

Sentences with narrow as a verb:

- We need to narrow the search.

- The road narrows.