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From the very beginning, when you go into Scientology your world narrows down very quickly.
Lawrence Wright

Meaning of "narrows" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF NARROWS

narrows  [ˈnærəʊz] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF NARROWS

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Narrows is a noun.
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.

WHAT DOES NARROWS MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Narrows

Narrows is a term for restricted land or water passages. Most commonly it refers to a strait, though it can also refer to a water gap. A narrows may form where a stream passes through a tilted bed of hard rock lying between two softer beds: "f the hard beds are vertical, so that their outcrop does not shift as erosion proceeds, a narrows is developed". Like a dam, this "raises the water level for a short distance upriver". A narrows is also typically a good location for trapping migrating fish. Furthermore, a narrows is "an important topographical feature for wind mixing", an effect where a wind chill may form ice while the surrounding temperature remains above freezing.

Definition of narrows in the English dictionary

The definition of narrows in the dictionary is a narrow part of a strait, river, current, etc.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH NARROWS


Ambrose
ˈæmbrəʊz
arose
əˈrəʊz
arrows
ˈærəʊz
brose
brəʊz
bureaux
ˈbjʊərəʊz
Burroughs
ˈbʌrəʊz
Comoros
ˈkɒməˌrəʊz
dextrose
ˈdɛkstrəʊz
Faroes
ˈfɛərəʊz
froze
frəʊz
Montrose
mɒnˈtrəʊz
Penrose
ˈpɛnrəʊz
primrose
ˈprɪmˌrəʊz
pros
prəʊz
prose
prəʊz
rose
rəʊz
sorrows
ˈsɒrəʊz
squarrose
ˈskwærəʊz
sucrose
ˈsjuːkrəʊz
throes
θrəʊz

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE NARROWS

narre
narrow
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
narthex

WORDS THAT END LIKE NARROWS

All Hallows
Allhallows
bellows
come to blows
don´t knows
French windows
gallows
how the wind blows
marriage vows
pair of bellows
Rainbows
shallows
stone the crows
take vows
the gallows
to take vows
vows
wedding vows
windows
yellows

Synonyms and antonyms of narrows in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «NARROWS»

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

Translation of «narrows» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF NARROWS

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

Translator English - Chinese

变窄
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

se estrecha
570 millions of speakers

English

narrows
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

संकरी
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

يضيق
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

сужается
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

Narrows
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

সরু
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

rétrécit
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Sempit
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Narrows
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

狭く
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

이 좁아짐
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Sempit
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

thu hẹp
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

நேரோ
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

संकुचित
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

daraltır
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

restringe
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

zwęża
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

звужується
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

îngustează
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

στενεύει
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Narrows
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

smalnar
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

smalner
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of narrows

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «NARROWS»

The term «narrows» is quite widely used and occupies the 32.240 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «NARROWS» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «narrows» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «narrows» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

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

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5 QUOTES WITH «NARROWS»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word narrows.
1
Francois Fenelon
Exactness and neatness in moderation is a virtue, but carried to extremes narrows the mind.
2
John F. Kennedy
When power leads man toward arrogance, poetry reminds him of his limitations. When power narrows the area of man's concern, poetry reminds him of the richness and diversity of existence. When power corrupts, poetry cleanses.
3
Malcolm Muggeridge
Travel, of course, narrows the mind.
4
Michael Shermer
Being deeply knowledgeable on one subject narrows one's focus and increases confidence, but it also blurs dissenting views until they are no longer visible, thereby transforming data collection into bias confirmation and morphing self-deception into self-assurance.
5
Lawrence Wright
From the very beginning, when you go into Scientology your world narrows down very quickly.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «NARROWS»

Discover the use of narrows in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to narrows and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
The Narrows
Now the two are at odds with the FBI...and squarely in the path of the Poet, who will lead them on a wicked ride out of the heat, through the narrows of evil, and into a darkness all his own.
Michael Connelly, 2004
2
The Narrows
Now the two are at odds with the FBI...and squarely in the path of the Poet, who will lead them on a wicked ride out of the heat, through the narrows of evil, and into a darkness all his own.
Michael Connelly, 2004
3
Halfhyde to the Narrows
After he sets sail on his first command, a torpedo boat called the Vendetta, Lt. St. Vincent Halfhyde wonders if he should obey the tainted orders of his commanding officer or follow his own instincts. Original.
Philip McCutchan, 2004
4
The Bridge: The Building of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge
Gay Talese, then early in his career at the New York Times, closely followed the construction, and soon after the opening his book The Bridge appeared.
Gay Talese, 2009
5
Catastrophe to triumph: bridges of the Tacoma Narrows
Far more than simply a tale about steel and concrete, the full story of the Tacoma Narrows bridges revealed in Catastrophe to Triumph is also one about people--engineers, workmen, politicians, and ordinary community members--who campaigned ...
Richard S. Hobbs, 2006
6
Curse of the Narrows
Laura M. Mac Donald is as adept at describing the dynamics of a chain reaction explosion as she is at chronicling unforgettable human dramas of miraculous survival, unfathomable loss, and the medical breakthroughs in pediatrics and eye ...
Laura M. Mac Donald, 2009
7
The Narrows
In the 1950s, when Link Williams, a Dartmouth-educated but unemployed African-American man, falls in love with Camilo Sheffield, a wealthy married white woman, the small town of Monmouth, Connecticut, is shaken to its roots. Reprint.
Ann Petry, 2008
8
Bryce and Zion: Danger in the Narrows
Twin brother and sister, James and Morgan, go on an adventurous camping and hiking vacation with their parents to Bryce Canyon and Zion national parks and learn about the history, unusual geology, famous sites, plants, and animals of these ...
Mike Graf, 2006
9
Bryce Canyon and Zion National Parks: Danger in the Narrows
Each book in the Adventures with the Parkers series for kids 8-13 takes the Parker family to a popular national park and is packed with adventure as well as interesting facts about park activities, natural history, outdoor safety, and much ...
Mike Graf, 2012
10
The Narrows
While Jared toils invisibly in the bowels of Ford’s plant, the answer is about to reveal itself in a cataclysm of mythic and sinister proportions. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Alexander Irvine, 2005

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «NARROWS»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term narrows is used in the context of the following news items.
1
The Narrows is a club to call home
FALL RIVER — Tom Rush has taken his music to a lot of places in 50 years, but no place quite like The Narrows. “Those old, creaky ... «Boston Globe, Jul 15»
2
Japan trade deficit narrows 92% on jump in exports
Tokyo (AFP) - Japan's trade deficit narrowed sharply last month as exports picked up while a sky-high energy import bill continues to fall, ... «Business Insider, Jul 15»
3
Tigerair narrows profit losses in FY16 1Q
Singapore base low-cost carrier Tigerair reported net loss of SGD1.7 million ($1.25 million) for the first quarter of fiscal year 2016, narrowed ... «ATWOnline, Jul 15»
4
Hercules Offshore's Q2 Loss Narrows on Cost Improvements - Tale …
is a shallow-water drilling and marine services provider that serves the needs of oil and gas exploration and production firms. Based in Houston ... «Nasdaq, Jul 15»
5
Kimberly-Clark Q2 Profit Tops Estimates; Narrows FY15 Adj. EPS …
reported a second quarter loss from continuing operations of $293 million compared to profit of $522 million, prior year. Loss per share from ... «Nasdaq, Jul 15»
6
Network18 Q1 loss narrows to Rs 1.14 cr
New Delhi: Network18 Media & Investments Ltd today reported a consolidated net loss of Rs 1.14 crore for the first quarter ended 30 June. «Firstpost, Jul 15»
7
GM posts $1.1 billion profit in Q2; narrows loss in Europe to $45 million
DETROIT -- General Motors posted second-quarter net income of $1.1 billion and broke even in Europe after losing $300 million in the region ... «Automotive News Europe, Jul 15»
8
Univ. of North Dakota narrows list to 5 potential nicknames
The University of North Dakota says a committee facilitating the selection of a new school nickname has chosen five possibilities to be brought ... «Minnesota Public Radio News, Jul 15»
9
Traffic Alert: MTA Opens New Belt Parkway Ramp To Verazzano …
The MTA opened a new ramp connecting the Belt Parkway to the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge today — which now requires Staten Island-bound ... «Bensonhurstbean, Jul 15»
10
Angie's List Loss Narrows
Indianapolis-based Angie's List Inc. (Nasdaq: ANGI) is reporting a second quarter net loss of $8.3 million, compared to $18.4 million during the ... «Inside Indiana Business, Jul 15»

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