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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Narrow  \Nar"row\,  a.  [Compar.  {Narrower};  superl.  {Narrowest}.] 
  [OE.  narwe,  naru,  AS  nearu;  akin  to  OS  naru,  naro.] 
  1.  Of  little  breadth;  not  wide  or  broad;  having  little 
  distance  from  side  to  side  as  a  narrow  board;  a  narrow 
  street;  a  narrow  hem. 
 
  Hath  passed  in  safety  through  the  narrow  seas. 
  --Shak. 
 
  2.  Of  little  extent;  very  limited;  circumscribed. 
 
  The  Jews  were  but  a  small  nation,  and  confined  to  a 
  narrow  compass  in  the  world.  --Bp.  Wilkins. 
 
  3.  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.  --Dryden. 
 
  4.  Limited  as  to  means  straitened;  pinching;  as  narrow 
  circumstances. 
 
  5.  Contracted;  of  limited  scope;  illiberal;  bigoted;  as  a 
  narrow  mind;  narrow  views.  ``A  narrow  understanding.'' 
  --Macaulay. 
 
  6.  Parsimonious;  niggardly;  covetous;  selfish. 
 
  A  very  narrow  and  stinted  charity.  --Smalridge. 
 
  7.  Scrutinizing  in  detail;  close  accurate;  exact. 
 
  But  first  with  narrow  search  I  must  walk  round  This 
  garden,  and  no  corner  leave  unspied.  --Milton. 
 
  8.  (Phon.)  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]  ([=e]ve)  and  [=oo] 
  (f[=oo]d),  etc.,  from  [i^]  ([i^]ll)  and  [oo^]  (f[oo^]t), 
  etc  See  Guide  to  Pronunciation,  [sect]  13. 
 
  Note:  Narrow  is  not  unfrequently  prefixed  to  words 
  especially  to  participles  and  adjectives,  forming 
  compounds  of  obvious  signification;  as 
  narrow-bordered,  narrow-brimmed,  narrow-breasted, 
  narrow-edged,  narrow-faced,  narrow-headed, 
  narrow-leaved,  narrow-pointed,  narrow-souled, 
  narrow-sphered,  etc 
 
  {Narrow  gauge}.  (Railroad)  See  Note  under  {Gauge},  n.,  6. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Narrower  \Nar"row*er\,  n. 
  One  who  or  that  which  narrows  or  contracts.  --Hannah  More 




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