Pronunciation: tīt´ẽr
p. p.1.p. p. of Tie.
a.1.Firmly held together; compact; not loose or open; as, tight cloth; a tight knot.
2.Close, so as not to admit the passage of a liquid or other fluid; not leaky; as, a tight ship; a tight cask; a tight room; - often used in this sense as the second member of a compound; as, water-tight; air-tight.
3.Fitting close, or too close, to the body; as, a tight coat or other garment.
4.Not ragged; whole; neat; tidy.
Clad very plain, but clean and tight.
- Evelyn.
I'll spin and card, and keep our children tight.
- Gay.
5.Close; parsimonious; saving; as, a man tight in his dealings.
6.Not slack or loose; firmly stretched; taut; - applied to a rope, chain, or the like, extended or stretched out.
7.Handy; adroit; brisk.
8.Somewhat intoxicated; tipsy.
9.(Com.) Pressing; stringent; not easy; firmly held; dear; - said of money or the money market. Cf. Easy, 7.
v. t.1.To tighten.
Adj.1.tight - closely constrained or constricted or constricting; "tight skirts"; "he hated tight starched collars"; "fingers closed in a tight fist"; "a tight feeling in his chest"
loose - not tight; not closely constrained or constricted or constricting; "loose clothing"; "the large shoes were very loose"
2.tight - pulled or drawn tight; "taut sails"; "a tight drumhead"; "a tight rope"
Synonyms: taut
3.tight - set so close together as to be invulnerable to penetration; "in tight formation"; "a tight blockade"
4.tight - pressed tightly together; "with lips compressed"
Synonyms: compressed
5.tight - used of persons or behavior; characterized by or indicative of lack of generosity; "a mean person"; "he left a miserly tip"
Synonyms: mingy, miserly, mean
6.tight - affected by scarcity and expensive to borrow; "tight money"; "a tight market"
7.tight - of such close construction as to be impermeable; "a tight roof"; "warm in our tight little house"
leaky - permitting leaks or leakage; "a leaky roof"; "a leaky defense system"
8.tight - of textiles; "a close weave"; "smooth percale with a very tight weave"
Synonyms: close
9.tight - securely or solidly fixed in place; rigid; "the bolts are tight"
10.tight - (of a contest or contestants) evenly matched; "a close contest"; "a close election"; "a tight game"
Synonyms: close
11.tight - very drunk
12.tight - exasperatingly difficult to handle or circumvent; "a nasty problem"; "a good man to have on your side in a tight situation"
Synonyms: nasty
13.tight - demanding strict attention to rules and procedures; "rigorous discipline"; "tight security"; "stringent safety measures"
Synonyms: stringent, rigorous
14.tight - packed closely together; "the stood in a tight little group"; "hair in tight curls"; "the pub was packed tight"
Adv.1.tight - firmly or tightly; "held fast to the rope"; "her foot was stuck fast"; "held tight"
Synonyms: fast
2.tight - in an attentive manner; "he remained close on his guard"
Synonyms: close, closely
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tight control
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