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Meaning of TIGHT

Pronunciation:  tIt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adv]  firmly or tightly; "held fast to the rope"; "her foot was stuck fast"; "held tight"
  2. [adv]  in an attentive manner; "he remained close on his guard"
  3. [adj]  (economics) affected by scarcity and expensive to borrow; "tight money"; "a tight market"
  4. [adj]  packed closely together; "the stood in a tight little group"; "hair in tight curls"; "the pub was packed tight"
  5. [adj]  demanding strict attention to rules and procedures; "rigorous discipline"; "tight security"; "stringent safety measures"
  6. [adj]  exasperatingly difficult to handle or circumvent; "a nasty problem"; "a good man to have on your side in a tight situation"
  7. [adj]  (slang) very drunk
  8. [adj]  (of a contest or contestants) evenly matched; "a close contest"; "a close election"; "a tight game"
  9. [adj]  used of persons or behavior; characterized by or indicative of lack of generosity; "a mean person"; "he left a miserly tip"
  10. [adj]  of such close construction as to be impermeable; "a tight roof"; "warm in our tight little house"
  11. [adj]  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"
  12. [adj]  pressed tightly together; "with lips compressed"
  13. [adj]  securely or solidly fixed in place; rigid; "the bolts are tight"
  14. [adj]  of textiles; "a close weave"; "smooth percale with a very tight weave"
  15. [adj]  pulled or drawn tight; "taut sails"; "a tight drumhead"; "a tight rope"
  16. [adj]  set so close together as to be invulnerable to penetration; "in tight formation"; "a tight blockade"

TIGHT is a 5 letter word that starts with T.


 Synonyms: airtight, besotted, binding, blind drunk, blotto, choky, clenched, clinched, close, close, closed, close-fitting, closely, compact, compressed, constricting, crocked, demanding, difficult, drunk, equal, fast, fine, fuddled, gas-tight, hard, hermetic, inebriated, intoxicated, invulnerable, loaded, mean, mingy, miserly, nasty, pie-eyed, pissed, pixilated, plastered, potty, rainproof, rigorous, scarce, sealed, secure, shut, skintight, slopped, sloshed, smashed, snug, soaked, soused, sozzled, squiffy, stiff, stingy, stringent, taut, tiddley, tiddly, tight-fitting, tightly fitting, tipsy, ungenerous, viselike, waterproof, waterproofed, watertight, wet
 Antonyms: leaky, loose
 See Also: impermeable, seaworthy, tense, tight



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Tight\, obs.
    p. p. of {Tie}. --Spenser.
  2. \Tight\, a. [Compar. {Tighter}; superl. {Tightest}.] [OE.
    tight, thiht; probably of Scand. origin; cf. Icel. ?[=e]ttr,
    Dan. t[ae]t, Sw. t["a]t: akin to D. & G. dicht thick, tight,
    and perhaps to E. thee to thrive, or to thick. Cf. {Taut}.]
    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.
    5. Close; parsimonious; saving; as, a man tight in his
       dealings. [Colloq.]
    6. Not slack or loose; firmly stretched; taut; -- applied to
       a rope, chain, or the like, extended or stretched out.
    7. Handy; adroit; brisk. [Obs.] --Shak.
    8. Somewhat intoxicated; tipsy. [Slang]
    9. (Com.) Pressing; stringent; not easy; firmly held; dear;
       -- said of money or the money market. Cf. {Easy}, 7.
  3. \Tight\, v. t.
    To tighten. [Obs.]