Definitions for tight

Definitions for (adj) tight

Main entry: tight

Definition: affected by scarcity and expensive to borrow

Usage: tight money; a tight market

Main entry: tight

Definition: packed closely together

Usage: they stood in a tight little group; hair in tight curls; the pub was packed tight

Main entry: tight, stringent, rigorous

Definition: demanding strict attention to rules and procedures

Usage: rigorous discipline; tight security; stringent safety measures

Main entry: nasty, tight

Definition: exasperatingly difficult to handle or circumvent

Usage: a nasty problem; a good man to have on your side in a tight situation

Main entry: besotted, blind drunk, blotto, cockeyed, stiff, tight, fuddled, loaded, pie-eyed, pissed, pixilated, plastered, wet, squiffy, slopped, sloshed, smashed, soaked, soused, sozzled, crocked

Definition: very drunk

Main entry: tight, close

Definition: (of a contest or contestants) evenly matched

Usage: a close contest; a close election; a tight game

Main entry: mingy, miserly, mean, tight

Definition: (used of persons or behavior) characterized by or indicative of lack of generosity

Usage: a mean person; he left a miserly tip

Main entry: tight

Definition: of such close construction as to be impermeable

Usage: a tight roof; warm in our tight little house

Main entry: tight

Definition: closely constrained or constricted or constricting

Usage: tight skirts; he hated tight starched collars; fingers closed in a tight fist; a tight feeling in his chest

Main entry: compressed, tight

Definition: pressed tightly together

Usage: with lips compressed

Main entry: tight

Definition: securely or solidly fixed in place; rigid

Usage: the bolts are tight

Main entry: close, tight

Definition: of textiles

Usage: a close weave; smooth percale with a very tight weave

Main entry: taut, tight

Definition: pulled or drawn tight

Usage: taut sails; a tight drumhead; a tight rope

Main entry: tight

Definition: set so close together as to be invulnerable to penetration

Usage: in tight formation; a tight blockade

Definitions for (adv) tight

Main entry: fast, tight

Definition: firmly or closely

Usage: held fast to the rope; her foot was stuck fast; held tight

Main entry: tight, close, closely

Definition: in an attentive manner

Usage: he remained close on his guard

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