To narrower something is to make it narrower or smaller. When you narrow a road, you make it so that cars can only go in one direction.

  • The company is trying to narrower the competition by making it harder to get permits.

  • The fabric is narrower than the standard size, which means that it's not very wide.

Definition of narrower


Having a small width; not wide; having opposite edges or sides that are close, especially by comparison to length or depth.


Of little extent; very limited; circumscribed.


Restrictive; without flexibility or latitude.


Contracted; of limited scope; bigoted


Having a small margin or degree.


Limited as to means; straitened


Parsimonious; niggardly; covetous; selfish.


Scrutinizing in detail; close; accurate; exact.


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.

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Example Sentences for narrower

  • 1

    The width of the properties was comparatively narrow.

  • 2

    The arches are relatively narrow in relation to the width of the shoulders.

  • 3

    The narrow streets of the old city can be clogged with traffic.

  • 4

    A single cab was splashing its way from the narrow corner of the street.

  • 5

    The maze of narrow streets behind the old harbor forms the core of the old town.

  • 6

    These residential buildings are in narrow streets and alleys, making it near to impossible to provide emergency help in case of any mischance.

  • 7

    It is the result of narrowed airways.

  • 8

    The scope of the dread is narrow.

  • 9

    In the Singaporean variant, the noodles are narrower.

  • 10

    The gorge is the narrow section of the valley.