[ adjective ] not wide
"a narrow bridge" "a narrow line across the page"
Used in print(The New York Times,...)
On the narrow fairway of a 508 - yard hole , Arnold whipped into his second shot .(Richard I. McCosh, "Recreation Site Selection"...)
A large picnic_area or camping development is most efficient in shape as a square or rectangle several hundred feet in_width in_preference_to a long narrow area less_than one_hundred feet wide .
However , a narrow strip may be very practical for small developments , or to provide additional stream frontage for a fisherman 's trail , or include scenic strips within the park unit .(Cornell H. Mayer, "Radio Emission of the Moon...)
The measured brightness temperature is a good approximation to the brightness temperature at the center of the lunar disk because of the narrow antenna beam and because the temperature distribution over the central portion of the moon 's disk is nearly uniform .(James A. Ibers et al., "Proton magnetic resonance...)
One sample , which had been exposed to the atmosphere after evacuation at 375 ` C , showed the presence of adsorbed water ( about 0.3 wt % ) as evidenced by a weak resonance line which was very narrow at room_temperature and which disappeared , due_to broadening , at low_temperature .
[ verb ] make or become more narrow or restricted
"The selection was narrowed" "The road narrowed"
Used in print(Los Angeles Times,...)
Other reasons mentioned by one-third or more of the builders were `` resistance to high interest_rates , cost advantage of buying over renting has narrowed , shelter market nearing saturation and prospects unable to qualify '' .(Lilian Pompian, "Tooth-Straightening Today"...)
If a child loses a molar at the age of two , the adjoining teeth may shift toward the empty space , thus narrowing the place intended for the permanent ones and producing a jumble .
[ adjective ] limited in size or scope
"the narrow sense of a word"
Used in print(The Times-Picayune, [New Orleans]...)
There 's more specialization and a narrower purpose in two albums recently issued by Dover_Publications .
[ verb ] become more special
"We specialize in dried flowers"
Used in print(J. W. C. Hagstrom et al., "Debilitating muscular...)
The coronary_arteries were sclerotic and diffusely narrowed throughout their courses , and the right_coronary_artery was virtually occluded by a yellow atheromatous plaque 1.5 cm. distal to its origin .
[ verb ] become tight or as if tight
"Her throat constricted"
Used in print(Time magazine, 77:3...)
As cholesterol piles_up , it narrows , irritates and damages the artery , encouraging formation of calcium deposits and slowing circulation .
[ adjective ] lacking tolerance or flexibility or breadth of view
"a brilliant but narrow-minded judge" "narrow opinions"
Used in print(Charles Wharton Stork, "Verner von Heidenstam"...)
He saw Sweden as a country of smug and narrow provincialism , indifferent to the heroic spirit of its former glory .
[ verb ] define clearly
"I cannot narrow down the rules for this game"
Used in print(Clarence Streit, "How the Civil War Kept You Sovereign"...)
But though the Southern States , when drafting a constitution to unite themselves , narrowed the difference to this fine point by omitting to assert the right to secede , the fact remained that by seceding from the Union they had already acted_on the concept that it was composed primarily of sovereign states .