from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. In a narrow manner; without flexibility or latitude.
  • adv. By a narrow margin; closely.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. With little breadth; in a narrow manner.
  • adv. Without much extent; contractedly.
  • adv. With minute scrutiny; closely
  • adv. With a little margin or space; by a small distance; hence, closely; hardly; barely; only just; -- often with reference to an avoided danger or misfortune.
  • adv. Sparingly; parsimoniously.
  • adv. With close adherence to the literal meaning of a text.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • With little breadth, extent, or scope; restrictedly as regards breadth or scope.
  • Sparingly; with niggardliness.
  • Closely; with careful or minute scrutiny; attentively; carefully: as, narrowly watched, inspected, or seen.
  • Nearly; within a little; by a small distance.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. in a narrow manner; not allowing for exceptions


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