Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “narrow”

narrow

adjective
 
 
/ˈnærəʊ/
extremely small: a narrow margin/defeat/victory/lead The election was won by a narrow margin of 85 votes.
including only a small number of things: Specialization by developing countries in a narrow range of commodities had left them vulnerable to external shocks. With little money available, the policymakers established narrow eligibility criteria and limited the number of grants.
in a narrow range FINANCE if something trades in a narrow range, it does not go up and down very much in price: Dealers in London described trading as light with prices continuing to trade in a narrow range.
(Definition of narrow adjective from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of narrow?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “narrow” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

flair

natural ability to do something well

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More