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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (superl.) of little breadth; not wide or broad; having little distance from side to side; as narrow board; a narrow street; a narrow hem.

2. (superl.) of little extent; very limited; circumscribed.

3. (superl.) Having but a little margin; having barely sufficient space, time, or number, etc.; close; near; -- with special reference to some peril or misfortune; as, a narrow shot; a narrow escape; a narrow majority.

4. (superl.) Limited as to means; straitened; pinching; as, narrow circumstances.

5. (superl.) Contracted; of limited scope; illiberal; bigoted; as, a narrow mind; narrow views.

6. (superl.) Parsimonious; stingy; covetous; selfish.

7. (superl.) Scrutinizing in detail; close; accurate; exact.

8. (superl.) Formed (as a vowel) by a close position of some part of the tongue in relation to the palate; or (according to Bell) by a tense condition of the pharynx; -- distinguished from wide; as e (eve) and / (f/d), etc., from i (ill) and / (f/t), etc. See Guide to Pronunciation, / 13.

9. (n.) A narrow passage; esp., a contracted part of a stream, lake, or sea; a strait connecting two bodies of water; -- usually in the plural; as, The Narrows of New York harbor.

10. (v. t.) To lessen the breadth of; to contract; to draw into a smaller compass; to reduce the width or extent of.

11. (v. t.) 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.

12. (v. t.) To contract the size of, as a stocking, by taking two stitches into one.

13. (v. i.) To become less broad; to contract; to become narrower; as, the sea narrows into a strait.

14. (v. i.) Not to step out enough to the one hand or the other; as, a horse narrows.

15. (v. i.) To contract the size of a stocking or other knit article, by taking two stitches into one.

Greek
4728. stenos -- narrow
... stenos. 4729 . narrow. Part of Speech: Adjective Transliteration: stenos Phonetic
Spelling: (sten-os') Short Definition: narrow Definition: narrow, strait. ...
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4729. stenochoreo -- to be made narrow, to compress
... to be made narrow, to compress. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: stenochoreo
Phonetic Spelling: (sten-okh-o-reh'-o) Short Definition: I press upon, cramp ...
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2346. thlibo -- to press, afflict
... to press, afflict. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: thlibo Phonetic Spelling:
(thlee'-bo) Short Definition: I make narrow, persecute, press hard Definition ...
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4730. stenochoria -- narrowness of space, fig. difficulty
... difficulty. Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine Transliteration: stenochoria Phonetic
Spelling: (sten-okh-o-ree'-ah) Short Definition: a narrow space, great distress ...
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4505. rhume -- the rush (of a moving body), hence a (crowded) ...
... street. Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine Transliteration: rhume Phonetic Spelling:
(hroo'-may) Short Definition: a street, lane Definition: a narrow street or ...
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2347. thlipsis -- tribulation
... 2347 -- properly, (what constricts or rubs together), used of a narrow place that
"hems someone in"; , especially that causes someone to feel confined ...
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1423. duskolos -- with difficulty
... how hard it is to pass through; (figuratively) problematic, difficult (" passing
through"), like trying to push something too large through a narrow passageway ...
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2889. kosmos -- order, the world
... Probably from the base of komizo; orderly arrangement, ie Decoration; by implication,
the world (in a wide or narrow sense, including its inhabitants ...
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5423. phrenapates -- self-deceiving
... from 5424 , "outlook from signt" and 538 , "deceive") -- properly, deceivers, leading
others into their -- especially exploiting those with a narrow mind (used ...
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4612. simikinthion -- (a workman's) apron
... apron. Of Latin origin; a semicinctium or half-girding, ie Narrow covering (apron) --
apron. (simikinthia) -- 1 Occurrence. 4611, 4612. simikinthion. 4613 ...
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Strong's Hebrew
3334. yatsar -- be distressed, be narrow, be straitened in straits ...
... yatsar. 3335 . be distressed, be narrow, be straitened in straits, be vexed.
Transliteration: yatsar Phonetic Spelling: (yaw-tsar') Short Definition: distressed ...
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6862a. tsar -- narrow, tight
... 6862, 6862a. tsar. 6862b . narrow, tight. Transliteration: tsar Short
Definition: limited. Word Origin from tsarar Definition narrow ...
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6862. tsar -- narrow, tight
... 6861, 6862. tsar. 6862a . narrow, tight. Transliteration: tsar Phonetic Spelling:
(tsar) Short Definition: adversary. adversary, affliction ...
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6887a. tsarar -- to bind, tie up, be restricted, narrow, scant, or ...
... 6887, 6887a. tsarar. 6887b . to bind, tie up, be restricted, narrow, scant,
or cramped. Transliteration: tsarar Short Definition: distress. Word Origin a prim ...
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6887. tsarar -- to bind, tie up, be restricted, narrow, scant, or ...
... tsarar. 6887a . to bind, tie up, be restricted, narrow, scant, or cramped.
Transliteration: tsarar Phonetic Spelling: (tsaw-rar') Short Definition: adversary. ...
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213. uts -- to press, be pressed, make haste
... root Definition to press, be pressed, make haste NASB Word Usage hasten (1), hasty
(2), hurried (1), hurries (1), makes haste (1), narrow (1), pressed (1), try ...
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331. atam -- to shut, shut up
... narrow, shut, stop. A primitive root; to close (the lips or ears); by analology
to contract (a window by bevelled jambs) -- narrow, shut, stop. 330b, 331. ...
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4934. mishol -- a hollow passage
... Word Origin from the same as shoal Definition a hollow passage NASB Word Usage narrow
path (1). ... From the same as sho'al; a hollow, ie A narrow passage -- path. ...
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1516. gay -- a valley
... Or (shortened) gay {gah'-ee}; probably (by transmutation) from the same root as
gevah (abbreviated); a gorge (from its lofty sides; hence, narrow, but not a ...
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5158. nachal -- torrent, torrent-valley, wadi
... nachalah (Ezekiel 47:19; 48:28) {nakh-al-aw'}; from nachal in its original sense;
a stream, especially a winter torrent; (by implication) a (narrow) valley (in ...
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Library

The Narrow Way.
... VI. CAUTIONS. Hymn 73 The narrow way. William Cowper 8,8,8,8. The narrow way. What
thousands never knew the road! What thousands hate it when 'tis known! ...
//christianbookshelf.org/newton/olney hymns/hymn 73 the narrow way.htm

Living Broad Lives in Narrow Alleys.
... Each One of Us Living Broad Lives in Narrow Alleys. We ... us. Then most men
live narrow lives so far as the daily round is concerned. ...
/.../gordon/quiet talks with world winners/living broad lives in narrow.htm

Narrow Escapes. Is Thrown from a Horse. Has Pneumonia. Nearly ...
... PART I."AUTOBIOGRAPHY. CHAPTER X. Narrow Escapes. Is Thrown from a Horse. Has Pneumonia. ...
Reflections. Narrow Escapes. Is Thrown from a Horse. Has Pneumonia. ...
/.../chapter x narrow escapes is.htm

Wide and Narrow Sense of the Word "Spirit. "
... Book IV. Chapter 37 [XXIII.]"Wide and Narrow Sense of the Word "Spirit.".
But now, with a view to our easier elucidation, I beg ...
/.../augustine/anti-pelagian writings/chapter 37 xxiii wide and narrow.htm

Jonah the Narrow-Minded Patriot
... THE OLD TESTAMENT JONAH THE NARROW-MINDED PATRIOT. This message from Jehovah
came to Jonah, the son of Amittai: "Arise, go to that ...
/.../sherman/the childrens bible/jonah the narrow-minded patriot.htm

Paul's Narrow Escape from Death
... THE NEW TESTAMENT PAUL'S NARROW ESCAPE FROM DEATH. The seven days during
which the men had promised to make special offerings were ...
/.../sherman/the childrens bible/pauls narrow escape from death.htm

Of the Way of the Lord, How it is Narrow, and How Jesus is the Way ...
... 11. Of the Way of the Lord, How It is Narrow, and How Jesus is the Way. ... [4876] Jeremiah
4:16. [4877] tethlimmene, the word translated "narrow" in Matthew 7:14. ...
/.../origen/origens commentary on the gospel of john/11 of the way of.htm

For as a Fountain Within a Narrow Compass, is More Plentiful...
... Book XII Chapter XXVII For as a fountain within a narrow compass, is more
plentiful� For as a fountain within a narrow compass ...
/.../augustine/the confessions of saint augustine/chapter xxvii for as a.htm

Of the Way of Error and of Truth: that it is Single, Narrow, and ...
... the divine institutes Book VI. Of True Worship. Chap. VII."Of the Way of Error and
of Truth: that It is Single, Narrow, and Steep, and Has God for Its Guide. ...
/.../lactantius/the divine institutes/chap vii of the way of.htm

But we Need no Longer Show in this Narrow Way the Drawback of this ...
... II."Ascetic and Moral. Chapter IV. But we need no longer show in this narrow
way the drawback of this life� But we need no longer ...
/.../gregory/gregory of nyssa dogmatic treatises etc/chapter iv but we need.htm

Thesaurus
Narrow (21 Occurrences)
... 1. (superl.) of little breadth; not wide or broad; having little distance from
side to side; as narrow board; a narrow street; a narrow hem. ...
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Narrow-minded (1 Occurrence)
Narrow-minded. Narrowly, Narrow-minded. Narrowness . Noah Webster's Dictionary ...
Multi-Version Concordance Narrow-minded (1 Occurrence). ...
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Strait (14 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (n.) A narrow passageway connecting two larger bodies
of water. 2. (superl.) Narrow; not broad. ... 9. (n.) A narrow pass or passage. ...
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Gallery (2 Occurrences)
... 1. (n.) A long and narrow corridor, or place for walking; a connecting passageway,
as between one room and another; also, a long hole or passage excavated by a ...
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Wide (206 Occurrences)
... Having considerable distance or extent between the sides; spacious across; much
extended in a direction at right angles to that of length; not narrow; broad; as ...
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Defile (63 Occurrences)
... 3. (n.) Any narrow passage or gorge in which troops can march only in a file, or
with a narrow front; a long, narrow pass between hills, rocks, etc. ...
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Michmash (10 Occurrences)
... southward passes to the West of the village, goes down into the valley by a steep
and difficult track, and crosses the gorge by the pass, a narrow defile, with ...
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Contracted (2 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (imp. & pp) of Contract. 2. (a.) Drawn together; shrunken;
wrinkled; narrow; as, a contracted brow; a contracted noun. ...
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Close (186 Occurrences)
... 14. (n.) A narrow passage leading from a street to a court, and the houses within.
15. ... 17. (vt) Narrow; confined; as, a close alley; close quarters. 18. ...
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Straiten (4 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (vt) To make strait; to make narrow; hence, to contract;
to confine. 2. (vt) To make tense, or tight; to tighten. ...
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Concordance
Narrow (21 Occurrences)

Matthew 7:13
"Enter in by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and many are those who enter in by it.
(WEB WEY ASV BBE DBY NAS RSV NIV)

Matthew 7:14
How narrow is the gate, and restricted is the way that leads to life! Few are those who find it.
(WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)

Luke 13:24
"Strive to enter in by the narrow door, for many, I tell you, will seek to enter in, and will not be able.
(WEB WEY ASV BBE DBY NAS RSV NIV)

2 Corinthians 6:12
There is no narrowness in our love to you: the narrowness is in your own feelings.
(Root in WEY BBE)

Numbers 22:24
Then the angel of Yahweh stood in a narrow path between the vineyards, a wall being on this side, and a wall on that side.
(WEB ASV BBE YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Numbers 22:26
The angel of Yahweh went further, and stood in a narrow place, where there was no way to turn either to the right hand or to the left.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)

Joshua 17:15
Joshua said to them, "If you are a great people, go up to the forest, and clear land for yourself there in the land of the Perizzites and of the Rephaim; since the hill country of Ephraim is too narrow for you."
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

1 Samuel 13:23
And the armed force of the Philistines went out to the narrow way of Michmash.
(BBE)

1 Samuel 14:4
Now between the narrow roads over the mountains by which Jonathan was making his way to the Philistines' forces, there was a sharp overhanging rock on one side, and a sharp rock on the other side: one was named Bozez and the other Seneh.
(BBE)

1 Kings 6:4
And for the house he made windows of narrow lights.
(KJV JPS WBS YLT NIV)

2 Kings 6:1
And the sons of the prophets said to Elisha, Behold now, the place where we dwell with thee is too narrow for us.
(WBS)

Proverbs 4:12
When you go, your way will not be narrow, and in running you will not have a fall.
(BBE)

Proverbs 23:27
For a prostitute is a deep pit; and a wayward wife is a narrow well.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)

Isaiah 28:20
For the bed is too short to stretch out on, and the blanket is too narrow to wrap oneself in.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV NIV)

Isaiah 49:19
For thy waste and thy desolate places, and the land of thy destruction, shall even now be too narrow by reason of the inhabitants, and they that swallowed thee up shall be far away.
(KJV WBS RSV)

Isaiah 49:20
The children of thy bereavement shall yet say in thine ears, The place is too narrow for me: make room for me, that I may dwell.
(DBY WBS RSV)

Lamentations 1:3
Judah has been taken away as a prisoner because of trouble and hard work; her living-place is among the nations, there is no rest for her: all her attackers have overtaken her in a narrow place.
(BBE)

Ezekiel 40:16
And there were narrow windows to the little chambers, and to their posts within the gate round about, and likewise to the arches: and windows were round about inward: and upon each post were palm trees.
(KJV JPS WBS YLT RSV NIV)

Ezekiel 40:25
There were windows in it and in its arches all around, like those windows: the length was fifty cubits, and the breadth twenty-five cubits.
(See NIV)

Ezekiel 41:16
The door posts, and the narrow windows, and the galleries round about on their three stories, over against the door, cieled with wood round about, and from the ground up to the windows, and the windows were covered;
(KJV JPS WBS YLT NIV)

Ezekiel 41:26
And there were narrow windows and palm trees on the one side and on the other side, on the sides of the porch, and upon the side chambers of the house, and thick planks.
(KJV JPS WBS YLT NIV)

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