Toght \Toght\ (t[add]t), a. Taut. [Obs.] --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

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  • taut — /tɔt / (say tawt) adjective 1. tightly drawn; tense; not slack. 2. in good order or condition; tidy; neat: *the half furled sails are bathed in light as the ship takes the swell at the Heads, a trim, taut, shapely vessel, fit for the good work… …   Australian English dictionary

  • taut — [tôt] adj. [ME toght, tight, firm, prob. < pp. of togen (< OE togian), to pull, TOW1] 1. tightly stretched: said as of a rope 2. showing strain; tense [a taut smile] 3. tidy, well disciplined, efficient, etc. [a taut ship] SYN. TIGHT …   English World dictionary

  • 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

  • teft — [teft a. in Peele Tale of Troy ed. 1589, apparently mispr. for toft = toght, taut, as in ed. 1604. ] …   Useful english dictionary

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