English adjective: tight
|1.||tight closely constrained or constricted or constricting|
He hated tight starched collars.
Fingers closed in a tight fist.
A tight feeling in his chest.
|Similar||choky, clenched, clinched, close, close-fitting, skin-tight, skinny, skintight, snug, tight fitting, tight-fitting, tightfitting, tightly fitting, viselike|
|See also||tense, tight|
|2.||tight pulled or drawn tight|
A tight drumhead.
A tight rope.
|3.||tight set so close together as to be invulnerable to penetration|
|Samples||In tight formation.|
A tight blockade.
|4.||tight pressed tightly together|
|Samples||With lips compressed.|
|5.||tight (used of persons or behavior) characterized by or indicative of lack of generosity|
|Samples||A mean person.|
He left a miserly tip.
|Synonyms||mean, mingy, miserly|
|6.||tight affected by scarcity and expensive to borrow|
A tight market.
|Domain category||economic science, economics, political economy|
|7.||tight of such close construction as to be impermeable|
|Samples||A tight roof.|
Warm in our tight little house.
|Similar||air-tight, airtight, dripless, gas-tight, hermetic, leakproof, rainproof, snug, waterproof, waterproofed, watertight|
|See also||impermeable, seaworthy, tight|
|8.||tight of textiles|
|Samples||A close weave.|
Smooth percale with a very tight weave.
|9.||tight securely or solidly fixed in place; rigid|
|Samples||The bolts are tight.|
|10.||tight (of a contest or contestants) evenly matched|
|Samples||A close contest.|
A close election.
A tight game.
|11.||tight very drunk|
|Synonyms||besotted, blind drunk, blotto, cockeyed, crocked, fuddled, loaded, pie-eyed, pissed, pixilated, plastered, slopped, sloshed, smashed, soaked, soused, sozzled, squiffy, stiff, wet|
|Similar||drunk, inebriated, intoxicated|
|Domain usage||argot, cant, jargon, lingo, patois, slang, vernacular|
|12.||tight exasperatingly difficult to handle or circumvent|
|Samples||A nasty problem.|
A good man to have on your side in a tight situation.
|13.||tight demanding strict attention to rules and procedures|
Stringent safety measures.
|14.||tight packed closely together|
|Samples||They stood in a tight little group.|
Hair in tight curls.
The pub was packed tight.
English adverb: tight
|1.||tight firmly or closely|
|Samples||Held fast to the rope.|
Her foot was stuck fast.
|2.||tight in an attentive manner|
|Samples||He remained close on his guard.|