narrowing narrowing  /ˈnɛ roʊ ɪŋ/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) an instance of becoming narrow
  2. (n) a decrease in width
  3. (n) the act of making something narrower
  4. (adj) becoming gradually narrower
  5. (adj) (of circumstances) tending to constrict freedom

Antonyms(s)

Usage(s):

  1. And in doing so, they have presided over a narrowing of the range of acceptable looks for women.
  2. Even though the race is narrowing, it would appear sound to declare Blake as the favorite going into the finale.
  3. But lately, the Viet Cong are narrowing their sights.

News

  1. Martin to decide tonight between Pitt, Rutgers, WVU

    HARRISBURG --  Harrisburg High School running back Rob Martin will make his college decision tonight after narrowing his list of possible schools to three: Pittsburgh, Rutgers and West Virginia. Martin listed his three finalists earlier today on Twitter. He's received scholarship offers from more than 15 major programs. He rushed for 1812 yards and 18 touchdowns last year as a junior. Martin is ...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: WHP CBS 21 Harrisburg

  2. Iroquois School District narrows superintendent search

    The Iroquois School Board is narrowing its search for the district's next leader. The group has reviewed all applications for the open superintendent's position and will invite some candidates for first-round interviews, board President James Crotty said.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Erie Times-News

  3. Supreme Court Issues New Rule Barring Protests on Plaza

    Demonstrations on the Supreme Court's grounds have long been banned, but the high court responded to a judgment narrowing that ban with a new regulation.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: New York Times

Quotes

  1. "This year was especially difficult," said Alex Vieux, publisher and CEO of Red Herring. "There were so many great companies producing really innovative and amazing products that we had a difficult time narrowing it down. We know that this...
    on May 19, 2009 By: Alex Vieux Source: EON: Enhanced Online News (press release)

  2. "It's narrowing down rapidly. We hope that in the next few days we'll be in a position to identify the exact source," US Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Andrew von Eschenbach said while speaking at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco.
    on Jun 11, 2008 By: Dr Andrew von Eschenbach Source: Washington Post

  3. "Gov. Crist has jeopardized the ability of Florida to build on the progress of the last decade, which includes raising student achievement across the board, narrowing the achievement gap for poor and minority students, and improving graduation...
    on Apr 15, 2010 By: Jeb Bush Source: BusinessWeek

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