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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. a railroad track (or its width) narrower than the standard 56.5 inches;

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Narrow \Nar"row\ (n[a^]r"r[-o]), a. [Compar. Narrower (n[a^]r"r[-o]*[~e]r); superl. Narrowest.] [OE. narwe, naru, AS. nearu; akin to OS. naru, naro.] 1. Of little breadth; not wide or broad; having little distance from side to side; as, a narrow board; a narrow street; a narrow hem. [1913 Webster] Hath passed in safety through the narrow seas. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Of little extent; very limited; circumscribed. [1913 Webster] The Jews were but a small nation, and confined to a narrow compass in the world. --Bp. Wilkins. [1913 Webster] 3. Having but a little margin; having barely sufficient space, time, or number, etc.; close; near[5]; -- with special reference to some peril or misfortune; as, a narrow shot; a narrow escape; a narrow miss; a narrow majority. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 4. Limited as to means; straitened; pinching; as, narrow circumstances. [1913 Webster] 5. Contracted; of limited scope; illiberal; bigoted; as, a narrow mind; narrow views. "A narrow understanding." --Macaulay. [1913 Webster] 6. Parsimonious; niggardly; covetous; selfish. [1913 Webster] A very narrow and stinted charity. --Smalridge. [1913 Webster] 7. Scrutinizing in detail; close; accurate; exact. [1913 Webster] But first with narrow search I must walk round This garden, and no corner leave unspied. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 8. (Phon.) 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; as [=e] ([=e]ve) and [=oo] (f[=oo]d), etc., from [i^] ([i^]ll) and [oo^] (f[oo^]t), etc. See Guide to Pronunciation, [sect]13. [1913 Webster] Note: Narrow is not unfrequently prefixed to words, especially to participles and adjectives, forming compounds of obvious signification; as, narrow-bordered, narrow-brimmed, narrow-breasted, narrow-edged, narrow-faced, narrow-headed, narrow-leaved, narrow-pointed, narrow-souled, narrow-sphered, etc. [1913 Webster] Narrow gauge. (Railroad) See Note under Gauge, n., 6. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

narrow gauge n 1: a railroad track (or its width) narrower than the standard 56.5 inches
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

61 Moby Thesaurus words for "narrow gauge": angustifoliate, angustirostrate, angustisellate, angustiseptal, authoritarian, bigot, bigoted, borne, circumscribed, close, close-fitting, closed, confined, constricted, cramp, cramped, creedbound, crowded, deaf, deaf to reason, fanatical, hidebound, illiberal, incapacious, incommodious, insular, isthmian, isthmic, limited, little, little-minded, meager, mean, mean-minded, mean-spirited, narrow, narrow-hearted, narrow-minded, narrow-souled, narrow-spirited, near, nearsighted, parochial, petty, provincial, purblind, restricted, scant, scanty, shortsighted, slender, small, small-minded, strait, straitlaced, stuffy, tight, uncatholic, uncharitable, ungenerous, unliberal