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NARROW, a. I suspect this word and near to be contracted by the loss of g, nig, narrow, strait nigiaw, to narrow for the D. has naauw, narrow, close, G. with a prefix. In this case, the word belongs to the root of nigh to approach.

1. Of little breadth not wide or broad having little distance from side to side as a narrow board a narrow street a narrow sea a narrow hem or border. It is only or chiefly applied to the surface of flat or level bodies.
2. Of little extent very limited as a narrow space or compass.
3. Covetous not liberal or bountiful as a narrow heart.
4. Contracted of confined views or sentiments very limited.

The greatest understanding is narrow.

In this sense and the former, it is often prefixed to mind or soul, & 100: as narrow-minded narrow-souled narrow-hearted.

5. Near within a small distance.
6. Close near accurate scrutinizing as a narrow search narrow inspection.
7. Near barely sufficient to avoid evil as a narrow escape.

NARROW, n. A strait a narrow passage through a mountain, or a narrow channel of water between one sea or lake and another a sound. It is usually in the plural, but sometimes in the singular.

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The unabridged 1828 version of this dictionary in the SwordSearcher Bible Software.

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Entry for 'Narrow'. King James Dictionary.

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