Narrow Nar"row, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Narrowed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Narrowing}.] [AS. nearwian.] 1. To lessen the breadth of; to contract; to draw into a smaller compass; to reduce the width or extent of. --Sir W. Temple. [1913 Webster]

2. To contract the reach or sphere of; to make less liberal or more selfish; to limit; to confine; to restrict; as, to narrow one's views or knowledge; to narrow a question in discussion. [1913 Webster]

Our knowledge is much more narrowed if we confine ourselves to our own solitary reasonings. --I. Watts. [1913 Webster]

3. (Knitting) To contract the size of, as a stocking, by taking two stitches into one. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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