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If it is widely assumed that the new President cannot move forward simply because of a narrow victory, there can easily develop a sense of unease and uncertainty, adversely affecting every sector of American society, our economy and the perception of other nations.
Richard V. Allen

Meaning of "narrow" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD NARROW

Old English nearu; related to Old Saxon naru.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF NARROW

narrow  [ˈnærəʊ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF NARROW

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Narrow is a verb and can also act as a noun and an adjective.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb narrow in English.

WHAT DOES NARROW MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of narrow in the English dictionary

The first definition of narrow in the dictionary is small in breadth, esp in comparison to length. Other definition of narrow is limited in range or extent. Narrow is also limited in outlook; lacking breadth of vision.


CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO NARROW

PRESENT

Present
I narrow
you narrow
he/she/it narrows
we narrow
you narrow
they narrow
Present continuous
I am narrowing
you are narrowing
he/she/it is narrowing
we are narrowing
you are narrowing
they are narrowing
Present perfect
I have narrowed
you have narrowed
he/she/it has narrowed
we have narrowed
you have narrowed
they have narrowed
Present perfect continuous
I have been narrowing
you have been narrowing
he/she/it has been narrowing
we have been narrowing
you have been narrowing
they have been narrowing
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I narrowed
you narrowed
he/she/it narrowed
we narrowed
you narrowed
they narrowed
Past continuous
I was narrowing
you were narrowing
he/she/it was narrowing
we were narrowing
you were narrowing
they were narrowing
Past perfect
I had narrowed
you had narrowed
he/she/it had narrowed
we had narrowed
you had narrowed
they had narrowed
Past perfect continuous
I had been narrowing
you had been narrowing
he/she/it had been narrowing
we had been narrowing
you had been narrowing
they had been narrowing
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will narrow
you will narrow
he/she/it will narrow
we will narrow
you will narrow
they will narrow
Future continuous
I will be narrowing
you will be narrowing
he/she/it will be narrowing
we will be narrowing
you will be narrowing
they will be narrowing
Future perfect
I will have narrowed
you will have narrowed
he/she/it will have narrowed
we will have narrowed
you will have narrowed
they will have narrowed
Future perfect continuous
I will have been narrowing
you will have been narrowing
he/she/it will have been narrowing
we will have been narrowing
you will have been narrowing
they will have been narrowing
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would narrow
you would narrow
he/she/it would narrow
we would narrow
you would narrow
they would narrow
Conditional continuous
I would be narrowing
you would be narrowing
he/she/it would be narrowing
we would be narrowing
you would be narrowing
they would be narrowing
Conditional perfect
I would have narrow
you would have narrow
he/she/it would have narrow
we would have narrow
you would have narrow
they would have narrow
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been narrowing
you would have been narrowing
he/she/it would have been narrowing
we would have been narrowing
you would have been narrowing
they would have been narrowing
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you narrow
we let´s narrow
you narrow
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to narrow
Past participle
narrowed
Present Participle
narrowing
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH NARROW


arrow
ˈærəʊ
barro
ˈbærəʊ
barrow
ˈbærəʊ
Caro
ˈkærəʊ
farrow
ˈfærəʊ
handbarrow
ˈhændˌbærəʊ
harrow
ˈhærəʊ
hurlbarrow
ˈhɜːlˌbærəʊ
Jarrow
ˈdʒærəʊ
marrow
ˈmærəʊ
restharrow
ˈrɛstˌhærəʊ
sparrow
ˈspærəʊ
straight-arrow
streɪt ˈærəʊ
tarot
ˈtærəʊ
tarrow
ˈtærəʊ
Varro
ˈværəʊ
wheelbarrow
ˈwiːlˌbærəʊ
yarrow
ˈjærəʊ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE NARROW

narratory
narre
narrow boat
narrow gauge
narrow money
narrow seas
narrow squeak
narrow-gauge line
narrow-minded
narrow-mindedly
narrow-mindedness
narrow-shouldered
narrowband
narrowcast
narrowcasting
narrowing
narrowish
narrowly
narrowness
narrows

WORDS THAT END LIKE NARROW

bone marrow
bow and arrow
brake harrow
broad arrow
Cape sparrow
chipping sparrow
cock sparrow
Cupid´s arrow
disc harrow
drag harrow
English sparrow
flight arrow
hedge sparrow
house sparrow
Java sparrow
song sparrow
straight and narrow
straight arrow
tomorrow
tree sparrow
vegetable marrow

Synonyms and antonyms of narrow in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «NARROW»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «narrow» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of narrow

Translation of «narrow» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF NARROW

Find out the translation of narrow to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of narrow from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «narrow» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

狭窄的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

estrecho
570 millions of speakers

English

narrow
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

संकीर्ण
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

ضَيِّقٌ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

узкий
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

estreito
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

সংকীর্ণ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

étroit
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Sempit
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

eng
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

狭い
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

좁은
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Panah
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

chật hẹp
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

குறுகிய
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

अरुंद
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

dar
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

stretto
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

wąski
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

вузький
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

îngust
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

στενός
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

smal
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

smal
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

smal
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of narrow

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «NARROW»

The term «narrow» is very widely used and occupies the 5.576 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «NARROW» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about narrow

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10 QUOTES WITH «NARROW»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word narrow.
1
Elliott Abrams
In Iran, there is no freedom of the press, no freedom of speech, no independent judiciary, no free elections. There is no freedom of religion - not even for Shiites, who are forced by Iran's theocracy to adhere to one narrow set of official rules.
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Richard V. Allen
If it is widely assumed that the new President cannot move forward simply because of a narrow victory, there can easily develop a sense of unease and uncertainty, adversely affecting every sector of American society, our economy and the perception of other nations.
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Ivo Andric
Between the fear that something would happen and the hope that still it wouldn't, there is much more space than one thinks. On that narrow, hard, bare and dark space a lot of us spend their lives.
4
Mary Astell
Ignorance and a narrow education lay the foundation of vice, and imitation and custom rear it up.
5
James Baker
I understand personally that it is frustrating to lose presidential elections by narrow margins.
6
Charlie Bewley
Getting up at 6 A.M. to run is something that keeps you on the straight and narrow.
7
Niels Bohr
An expert is a man who has made all the mistakes which can be made, in a narrow field.
8
Phil Bredesen
We don't go to war on narrow, partisan votes.
9
John O. Brennan
Why should a great and powerful nation like the United States allow its relationship with more than a billion Muslims around the world to be defined by the narrow hatred and nihilistic actions of an exceptionally small minority of Muslims?
10
Danielle Brooks
I like to play people who are underdogs and misfits. People who are not on a straight and narrow path. That's exciting for me.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «NARROW»

Discover the use of narrow in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to narrow and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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American Narrow Gauge Railroads
This is the first comprehensive, extensively illustrated account of the growth and decline of American narrow gauge railroading, a singular and still not fully understood episode in the history of American transportation.
George Woodman Hilton, 1990
2
Straight & Narrow?: Compassion & Clarity in the ...
In this book Schmidt brings the discussion back into empathetic contact with the circumstances and the choices of individuals.
Thomas E. Schmidt, 2009
3
Properties of Narrow Gap Cadmium-based Compounds
This highly structured volume contains sections on growth and device aspects of mercury cadmium telluride (MCT).
Peter Capper, 1994
4
The Narrow Road to the Deep North, and Other Travel Sketches
In his perfectly crafted haiku poems, Basho described the natural world with great simplicity and delicacy of feeling.
Bashō Matsuo, 1966
5
Maine Narrow Gauge Railroads
The narrow gauge railroad served Maine for over fifty years until the early 1940s. Maine Narrow Gauge Railroads is a comprehensive pictorial record of the history of the narrow gauge railroad in Maine.
Robert L. MacDonald, 2003
6
Soldiers in a Narrow Land: The Pinochet Regime in Chile
"An accurate and objective account of the political events in Chile. . . . An important document for those who want to know what happened, and for those who should not forget."--Isabel Allende
Mary Helen Spooner, 1999
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Narrow-gap Semiconductor Photodiodes
In this monograph, investigations of the performance of narrow-gap semiconductor photodiodes are presented, and recent progress in different IR photodiode technologies is discussed: HgCdTe photodiodes, InSb photodiodes, alternatives to ...
Antoni Rogalski, Krzysztof Adamiec, Jaroslaw Rutkowski, 2000
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On Narrow Ground: Urban Policy and Ethnic Conflict in ...
Uses case studies of Jerusalem and Belfast to explore how cities function in the midst of nationalistic conflict.
Scott A. Bollens, 2000
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In a Narrow Grave: Essays on Texas
First published in 1968, In a Narrow Grave is the classic statement of what it means to come from Texas. In these essays, McMurtry opens a window into the past and present of America's largest state.
Larry McMurtry, 2010
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Basho's Narrow Road: Spring and Autumn Passages
Poems that were written by Matsuo Basho in 1689.
Matsuo Basho, 1998

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «NARROW»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term narrow is used in the context of the following news items.
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Hungaroring 'Mickey Mouse' and 'too narrow for F1'
“I really used to enjoy it in Formula Renault 2.0, but it's probably a little bit too narrow for modern F1 cars,” second year racer Kvyat commented, ... «crash.net, Jul 15»
2
'Metasheet' blocks a narrow band of radiation, letting the rest pass
A "metasheet" that is extremely efficient at absorbing electromagnetic radiation in a very narrow band of wavelengths, while remaining ... «physicsworld.com, Jul 15»
3
Utah Policy poll shows narrow gap between Becker and Biskupski in …
SALT LAKE CITY — A new Utah Policy Poll shows incumbent Ralph Becker and challenger Jackie Biskupski are nearly tied in the race for Salt ... «fox13now.com, Jul 15»
4
Police called to Castlefield after youth allegedly damages narrow
A teenage boy was arrested after being accused of attacking a narrow boat to stop it moving off so he wouldn't lose his free wifi connection. «Manchester Evening News, Jul 15»
5
AUD/USD Consolidating In Narrow Range Around 0.74
For the best part of the last two weeks the AUD/USD has traded in a narrow range between 0.74 and 0.75 with the former providing reasonable ... «Investing.com, Jul 15»
6
Narrow house is 8ft wide - and its owners save space by mounting …
This tiny, narrow home measures little more than 8ft across and is thought to be Tokyo's narrowest - less than the length of the average car. «Mirror.co.uk, Jul 15»
7
Letters Of Note battles to narrow success for in-form Pat Smullen
Letters Of Note, trained by Michael O'Callaghan for Pearl Bloodstock, proved a narrow winner of the listed Yeomanstown Stud Dark Angel ... «Irish Examiner, Jul 15»
8
Belle Vue Aces suffer narrow defeat at King's Lynn
A tense stand-off at the Adrian Flux Arena ended in a 49-41 defeat for Belle Vue at the hands of the King's Lynn Stars, who managed to ... «Manchester Evening News, Jul 15»
9
Elijah Holyfield, son of boxing legend Evander Holyfield, set to …
That may not have been the case if the Georgia running back weren't prepared to narrow things to five, as he has expressed interest in seeing ... «OregonLive.com, Jul 15»
10
Scientists narrow down cause of Rhode Island beach blast
PROVIDENCE, R.I. —Rhode Island's top environmental official says scientists trying to figure out the cause of a mysterious blast at a state ... «WCVB Boston, Jul 15»

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