from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. Present participle of narrow.
- n. The part of a stocking that is narrowed.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of contracting, or of making or becoming less in breadth or extent.
- n. The part of a stocking which is narrowed.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In knitting, the act of reducing the breadth of the work, as by throwing two stitches into one.
- n. The part of the work which has been thus narrowed or contracted.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a decrease in width
- n. the act of making something narrower
- adj. becoming gradually narrower
- adj. (of circumstances) tending to constrict freedom
- n. an instance of becoming narrow
Sorry, no etymologies found.
And in any case the narrowing is pretty slight, if speech within 1000 feet of the funeral qualifies as physical proximity.
I always follow the map and, having kicked myself for failing to direct us off onto smaller roads at a previous junction, noted a thin white line of track that bypassed what I assumed was the problem – the road narrowing from a dual to a single carriageway quite three miles up ahead.
If there's been government intervention from time to time to blunt the effects of historic discrimination, how come it hasn't succeeded in narrowing the gaps in American life much more than we've seen so far?
A congenital heart defect that results in narrowing of the aorta.
As a writer with a wide variety of interests and a difficulty in narrowing them, I wonder about these things.
The legislation would begin narrowing the gap by providing a $250 rebate this year.
In infants where the narrowing is severe or moderate, symptoms can include: labored or rapid breathing weak femoral artery pulse (taken in the groin area) heavy sweating poor growth pale or gray appearance heart murmur - extra heart sound heard when the doctor listens with a stethoscope
This narrowing is caused by scarring, usually from intubation, but it can also be caused by a birth defectcalled congenital subglottic stenosis.
If the narrowing is mild, coarctation of the aorta might not be diagnosed until the child is older or even an adult.
There are, rather, policies that can be effective in narrowing them and this is one.