Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun narrow

1 sense of narrow

Sense 1
narrow -- (a narrow strait connecting two bodies of water)
       => strait, sound -- (a narrow channel of the sea joining two larger bodies of water)

Antonyms of verb narrow

1 of 4 senses of narrow

Sense 1
narrow, contract -- (make or become more narrow or restricted; "The selection was narrowed"; "The road narrowed")
       Antonym of widen (Sense 1)
      => widen -- (become broader or wider or more extensive; "The road widened")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb narrow

4 senses of narrow

Sense 1
narrow, contract -- (make or become more narrow or restricted; "The selection was narrowed"; "The road narrowed")
       => change -- (undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature; "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night")
          Phrasal Verb-> narrow down#2

Sense 2
pin down, peg down, nail down, narrow down, narrow, specify -- (define clearly; "I cannot narrow down the rules for this game")
       => determine -- (fix in scope; fix the boundaries of; "the tree determines the border of the property")

Sense 3
specialize, specialise, narrow, narrow down -- (become more focus on an area of activity or field of study; "She specializes in Near Eastern history")
       => change, alter, vary -- (become different in some particular way, without permanently losing one's or its former characteristics or essence; "her mood changes in accordance with the weather"; "The supermarket's selection of vegetables varies according to the season")

Sense 4
constrict, constringe, narrow -- (become tight or as if tight; "Her throat constricted")
       => tighten -- (become tight or tighter; "The rope tightened")

Antonyms of adj narrow

5 senses of narrow

Sense 1
narrow (vs. wide) -- (not wide; "a narrow bridge"; "a narrow line across the page")

wide (vs. narrow), broad -- (having great (or a certain) extent from one side to the other; "wide roads"; "a wide necktie"; "wide margins"; "three feet wide"; "a river two miles broad"; "broad shoulders"; "a broad river")
        => beamy -- (broad in the beam; "a beamy cargo ship")
        => bird's-eye, panoramic -- (as from an altitude or distance; "a bird's-eye survey"; "a panoramic view")
        => broad-brimmed -- ((of hats) having a broad brim)
        => deep -- (extending relatively far inward; "a deep border")
        => fanlike -- (resembling a fan)
        => sweeping -- (taking in or moving over (or as if over) a wide area; often used in combination; "a sweeping glance"; "a wide-sweeping view of the river")
        => wide-screen (prenominal) -- ((motion pictures) projected on a screen with much greater width than height)

Sense 2
narrow -- (limited in size or scope; "the narrow sense of a word")

INDIRECT (VIA limited) -> unlimited, limitless -- (having no limits in range or scope; "to start with a theory of unlimited freedom is to end up with unlimited despotism"- Philip Rahv; "the limitless reaches of outer space")

Sense 3
narrow-minded (vs. broad-minded), narrow -- (lacking tolerance or flexibility or breadth of view; "a brilliant but narrow-minded judge"; "narrow opinions")


Sense 4
narrow (vs. wide) -- (very limited in degree; "won by a narrow margin"; "a narrow escape")

wide (vs. narrow) -- (great in degree; "won by a wide margin")
        => comfortable -- (more than adequate; "the home team had a comfortable lead")

Sense 5
minute, narrow -- (characterized by painstaking care and detailed examination; "a minute inspection of the grounds"; "a narrow scrutiny"; "an exact and minute report")

INDIRECT (VIA careful) -> careless -- (marked by lack of attention or consideration or forethought or thoroughness; not careful; "careless about her clothes"; "forgotten by some careless person"; "a careless housekeeper"; "careless proofreading"; "it was a careless mistake"; "hurt by a careless remark")

Similarity of adj narrow

5 senses of narrow

Sense 1
narrow (vs. wide) -- (not wide; "a narrow bridge"; "a narrow line across the page")
       => constricting, constrictive, narrowing -- ((of circumstances) tending to constrict freedom)
       => narrowed -- (reduced in size as by squeezing together; "his narrowed eyes")
       => narrow-mouthed -- (having a narrow mouth)
       => slender, thin -- (very narrow; "a thin line across the page")
       => strait -- (narrow; "strait is the gate")
       => straplike -- (long and narrow like a strap; "straplike leaves")
       => tapered, tapering, narrowing -- (becoming gradually narrower; "long tapering fingers"; "trousers with tapered legs")
          Also See-> limited#1; narrow-minded#2, narrow#3; thin#1

Sense 2
narrow -- (limited in size or scope; "the narrow sense of a word")
       => limited (vs. unlimited) -- (small in range or scope; "limited war"; "a limited success"; "a limited circle of friends")

Sense 3
narrow-minded (vs. broad-minded), narrow -- (lacking tolerance or flexibility or breadth of view; "a brilliant but narrow-minded judge"; "narrow opinions")
       => close-minded, closed-minded -- (not ready to receive to new ideas)
       => dogmatic, dogmatical -- (characterized by assertion of unproved or unprovable principles)
       => illiberal, intolerant -- (narrow-minded about cherished opinions)
       => opinionated, opinionative, self-opinionated -- (obstinate in your opinions)
       => petty, small-minded -- (contemptibly narrow in outlook; "petty little comments"; "disgusted with their small-minded pettiness")
          Also See-> narrow#1

Sense 4
narrow (vs. wide) -- (very limited in degree; "won by a narrow margin"; "a narrow escape")
       => bare (prenominal), marginal -- (just barely adequate or within a lower limit; "a bare majority"; "a marginal victory")

Sense 5
minute, narrow -- (characterized by painstaking care and detailed examination; "a minute inspection of the grounds"; "a narrow scrutiny"; "an exact and minute report")
       => careful (vs. careless) -- (exercising caution or showing care or attention; "they were careful when crossing the busy street"; "be careful to keep her shoes clean"; "did very careful research"; "careful art restorers"; "careful of the rights of others"; "careful about one's behavior")

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