Tight
Tight Tight, a. [Compar. {Tighter} (t[imac]t"[~e]r); superl. {Tightest}.] [OE. tight, thiht; probably of Scand. origin; cf. Icel. [thorn][=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. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

3. Fitting close, or too close, to the body; as, a tight coat or other garment. [1913 Webster]

4. Not ragged; whole; neat; tidy. [1913 Webster]

Clad very plain, but clean and tight. --Evelyn. [1913 Webster]

I'll spin and card, and keep our children tight. --Gay. [1913 Webster]

5. Close; parsimonious; saving; as, a man tight in his dealings. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]

6. Not slack or loose; firmly stretched; taut; -- applied to a rope, chain, or the like, extended or stretched out. [1913 Webster]

7. Handy; adroit; brisk. [Obs.] --Shak. [1913 Webster]

8. Somewhat intoxicated; tipsy. [Slang] [1913 Webster]

9. (Com.) Pressing; stringent; not easy; firmly held; dear; -- said of money or the money market. Cf. {Easy}, 7. [1913 Webster]


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  • tight — [tīt] adj. [ME, altered (prob. infl. by toght: see TAUT) < thight < OE thight, strong, akin to ON thēttr, Ger dicht, tight, thick < IE base * tenk , to thicken, congeal > MIr tēcht, coagulated] 1. Obs. dense 2. so close or compact in… …   English World dictionary

  • tight — 1 Tight, taut, tense are comparable chiefly in their basic senses in which they mean drawn or stretched to the point where there is no looseness or slackness. Tight implies a drawing around or about something in a way that constricts or binds it… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • tight — tight; tight·en; tight·en·er; tight·ish; tight·ly; tight·ness; un·tight; air·tight·ness; gas·tight·ness; oil·tight·ness; up·tight·ness; wa·ter·tight·ness; weath·er·tight·ness; …   English syllables

  • tight — tight, tightly Tight is used as an adverb in combination with a number of verbs, primarily in commands or instructions: hold tight, sit tight, sleep tight. It also occurs as the first element in a few compound adjectives, e.g. tight fisted, tight …   Modern English usage

  • tight — (adj.) mid 15c., dense, close, compact, from M.E. thight, from O.N. þettr watertight, close in texture, solid, from P.Gmc. *thenkhtuz (Cf. second element in O.E. meteþiht stout from eating; M.H.G. dihte dense, thick, Ger. dicht dense, tight,… …   Etymology dictionary

  • tight — ► ADJECTIVE 1) fixed, closed, or fastened firmly. 2) (of clothes) close fitting. 3) well sealed against something such as water or air. 4) (of a rope, fabric, or surface) stretched so as to leave no slack. 5) (of an area or space) allowing little …   English terms dictionary

  • Tight — Tight …   Википедия

  • tight — [adj1] close, snug bound, clasped, closefitting, compact, constricted, contracted, cramped, crowded, dense, drawn, enduring, established, fast, firm, fixed, hidebound, inflexible, invulnerable, narrow, quick, rigid, secure, set, skintight, solid …   New thesaurus

  • Tight — (t[imac]t), obs. p. p. of {Tie}. Spenser. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tight — Tight, v. t. To tighten. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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