Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Narrow; strait; contracted; not spacious.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Narrow; strait.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Narrow; strait.

Etymologies

From Latin angustus. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • If, as Tycho proves, the moon be distant from us fifty and sixty semi-diameters of the earth: and as Peter Nonius will have it, the air be so angust, what proportion is there betwixt the other three elements and it?

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Nevertheless, if the res angustœ domi get straiter than usual, we are always liable to send our families across the water to spend a season in the practice of economy in some land where it costs less to live.

    The Tyranny of Things

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  • Pronounced an`gǝst

    August 7, 2011