constringe vs narrow what difference

what is difference between constringe and narrow

English

Etymology

From Latin constringere. See constrain.

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -ɪndʒ

Verb

constringe (third-person singular simple present constringes, present participle constringing, simple past and past participle constringed)

  1. (transitive, intransitive) To constrict; to tighten.

Anagrams

  • constering

Italian

Verb

constringe

  1. third-person singular present indicative of constringere

Latin

Verb

cōnstringe

  1. second-person singular present active imperative of cōnstringō


English

Alternative forms

  • narrowe (obsolete)

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈnæɹəʊ/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈnæɹoʊ/, /ˈnɛɹoʊ/
  • (Marymarrymerry distinction)
  • (Marymarrymerry merger)
  • Rhymes: -ærəʊ

Etymology 1

From Middle English narow, narowe, narewe, narwe, naru, from Old English nearu (narrow, strait, confined, constricted, not spacious, limited, petty; limited, poor, restricted; oppressive, causing anxiety (of that which restricts free action of body or mind), causing or accompanied by difficulty, hardship, oppressive; oppressed, not having free action; strict, severe), from Proto-Germanic *narwaz (constricted, narrow), from Proto-Indo-European *(s)ner- (to turn, bend, twist, constrict). Cognate with Scots naro, narow, narrow (narrow), North Frisian naar, noar, noor (narrow), Saterland Frisian noar (bleak, dismal, meager, ghastly, unwell), Saterland Frisian Naarwe (scar), West Frisian near (narrow), Dutch naar (dismal, bleak, ill, sick), Low German naar (dismal, ghastly), German Narbe (scar), Norwegian norve (a clip, staple), Icelandic njörva- (narrow-, in compounds).

Adjective

narrow (comparative narrower, superlative narrowest)

  1. Having a small width; not wide; having opposite edges or sides that are close, especially by comparison to length or depth.
  2. Of little extent; very limited; circumscribed.
  3. (figuratively) Restrictive; without flexibility or latitude.
  4. Contracted; of limited scope; bigoted
  5. Having a small margin or degree.
  6. (dated) Limited as to means; straitened
  7. Parsimonious; niggardly; covetous; selfish.
  8. Scrutinizing in detail; close; accurate; exact.
  9. (phonetics) 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.
Antonyms
  • wide
  • broad
Related terms
  • narrowly
  • narrowness
Derived terms
Translations

Noun

narrow (plural narrows)

  1. (chiefly in the plural) A narrow passage, especially a contracted part of a stream, lake, or sea; a strait connecting two bodies of water.
    • 1858, William Gladstone, Studies on Homer and the Homeric Age
      Near the island lay on one side the jaws of a dangerous narrow.

Etymology 2

From Middle English narwen (to narrow); see there for more details, but ultimately derived from the noun.

Verb

narrow (third-person singular simple present narrows, present participle narrowing, simple past and past participle narrowed)

  1. (transitive) To reduce in width or extent; to contract.
  2. (intransitive) To get narrower.
  3. (of a person or eyes) To partially lower one’s eyelids in a way usually taken to suggest a defensive, aggressive or penetrating look.
  4. (knitting) To contract the size of, as a stocking, by taking two stitches into one.
  5. (transitive, programming) To convert to a data type that cannot hold as many distinct values.
    Antonym: widen
Synonyms
  • taper
Derived terms
  • narrowable
  • narrow down
  • renarrow
Translations


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