from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In knitting, the act of reducing the breadth of the work, as by throwing two stitches into one.
  • noun The part of the work which has been thus narrowed or contracted.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act of contracting, or of making or becoming less in breadth or extent.
  • noun The part of a stocking which is narrowed.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Present participle of narrow.
  • noun The part of a stocking that is narrowed.

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

  • noun a decrease in width
  • noun the act of making something narrower
  • adjective becoming gradually narrower
  • adjective (of circumstances) tending to constrict freedom
  • noun an instance of becoming narrow


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