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Definition of Tight

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in a close-fitting manner, firmly
close-fitting, tense, narrow
Tight Definition from Arts & Humanities Dictionaries & Glossaries
English-Latin Online Dictionary
angustus
Tight Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
p. p. of Tie.

  
of Tie

  
(v. t.)
To tighten.
  
(superl.)
Somewhat intoxicated; tipsy.
  
(superl.)
Pressing; stringent; not easy; firmly held; dear; -- said of money or the money market. Cf. Easy, 7.
  
(superl.)
Not slack or loose; firmly stretched; taut; -- applied to a rope, chain, or the like, extended or stretched out.
  
(superl.)
Not ragged; whole; neat; tidy.
  
(superl.)
Handy; adroit; brisk.
  
(superl.)
Fitting close, or too close, to the body; as, a tight coat or other garment.
  
(superl.)
Firmly held together; compact; not loose or open; as, tight cloth; a tight knot.
  
(superl.)
Close; parsimonious; saving; as, a man tight in his dealings.
  
(superl.)
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.
  
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tight
\tight\ (?), obs. p. p. of tie.
tight
\tight\, a. [compar. tighter (?); superl. tightest.] [oe. tight, thiht; probably of scand. origin; cf. icel. &?;ēttr, dan. t?t, sw. t?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. 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.]
8. somewhat intoxicated; tipsy. [slang]
9. (com.) pressing; stringent; not easy; firmly held; dear; -- said of money or the money market. cf. easy, 7.
tight
\tight\, v. t. to tighten. [obs.]
tight
adj
1. 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" [ant: loose]
2. pulled or drawn tight; "taut sails"; "a tight drumhead"; "a tight rope" [syn: taut]


3. set so close together as to be invulnerable to penetration; "in tight formation"; "a tight blockade"
4. pressed tightly together; "with lips compressed" [syn: compressed]


5. used of persons or behavior; characterized by or indicative of lack of generosity; "a mean person"; "he left a miserly tip" [syn: mean, mingy, miserly]


6. (economics) affected by scarcity and expensive to borrow; "tight money"; "a tight market"
7. of such close construction as to be impermeable; "a tight roof"; "warm in our tight little house" [ant: leaky]
8. of textiles; "a close weave"; "smooth percale with a very tight weave" [syn: close]


9. securely or solidly fixed in place; rigid; "the bolts are tight"
10. (of a contest or contestants) evenly matched; "a close contest"; "a close election"; "a tight game" [syn: close]


11. slang for `drunk' [syn: besotted, blind drunk, blotto, crocked, fuddled, loaded, pie-eyed, pissed, pixilated, plastered, potty, slopped, sloshed, smashed, soaked, soused, sozzled, squiffy, stiff, tiddly, tiddley, tipsy, wet]


12. exasperatingly difficult to handle or circumvent; "a nasty problem"; "a good man to have on your side in a tight situation" [syn: nasty]


13. demanding strict attention to rules and procedures; "rigorous discipline"; "tight security"; "stringent safety measures" [syn: rigorous, stringent]


14. packed closely together; "the stood in a tight little group"; "hair in tight curls"; "the pub was packed tight" adv 1: firmly or tightly; "held fast to the rope"; "her foot was stuck fast"; "held tight" [syn: fast]
2: in an attentive manner; "he remained close on his guard" [syn: close, closely]




The Phrase Finder
Meaning
Sleep well.
Origin
Bed frames used to be sprung with ropes. These went slack after a while giving an uncomfortable bed. To get a good night you had to 'sleep tight'.
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English Idioms WM 1.3a
tight / tight fisted
not generous, unwilling to spend, cheap 
People say he's so tight he'd sell a gift and bank the money.
Concise English-Irish Dictionary v. 1.1
fásctha, teann
fitting closely: cumhang
English Phonetics

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JM Welsh <=> English Dictionary
Trathyn = a. extremely tight
Tyn = n. a pull, a stretch, a. tight, stretched; stubborn
Shakespeare Words
nimble, active
Australian Slang
1. close; nearly even: “tight race”; 2. (Music) played exceedingly well; clean and polished in quality: “this band is tight”; 3. hip, cool: “the car is tight”; 4. stingy or parsimonious; 5. drunk; tipsy
extremely mean with money; tight-arsed
(of the stomach) completely full of food
extremely mean with money; tight-arsed
extremely mean with money; tight-arsed
extremely mean with money; tight-arsed
extremely drunk
1. take no action; bide one's time: “I'll sit tight till I know what the decision is”; 2. stay exactly where one is: “Sit tight while I get some help”
smb. who doesn't want to part with his money
1. mean; parsimonious; 2. haughty
tight-fisted with money
watertight
tight bugger with money net
English Slang Dictionary v1.2
1. a state of mind, feeling really good at the moment; straight, legitimate, all-good
2. cool, dope, fresh, good
WordNet 2.0

Adjective
1. 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"
(antonym) loose
(similar) binding, constricting
(see-also) tense
2. pulled or drawn tight; "taut sails"; "a tight drumhead"; "a tight rope"
(synonym) taut
(similar) tense
3. set so close together as to be invulnerable to penetration; "in tight formation"; "a tight blockade"
(similar) invulnerable
4. pressed tightly together; "with lips compressed"
(synonym) compressed
(similar) closed, shut
5. used of persons or behavior; characterized by or indicative of lack of generosity; "a mean person"; "he left a miserly tip"
(synonym) mean, mingy, miserly
(similar) stingy, ungenerous
6. affected by scarcity and expensive to borrow; "tight money"; "a tight market"
(similar) scarce
(classification) economics, economic science, political economy
7. of such close construction as to be impermeable; "a tight roof"; "warm in our tight little house"
(antonym) leaky
(similar) airtight, air-tight, gas-tight
(see-also) impermeable
8. of textiles; "a close weave"; "smooth percale with a very tight weave"
(synonym) close
(similar) fine
9. securely or solidly fixed in place; rigid; "the bolts are tight"
(similar) secure
10. (of a contest or contestants) evenly matched; "a close contest"; "a close election"; "a tight game"
(synonym) close
(similar) equal
11. very drunk
(synonym) besotted, blind drunk, blotto, crocked, cockeyed, fuddled, loaded, pie-eyed, pissed, pixilated, plastered, potty, slopped, sloshed, smashed, soaked, soused, sozzled, squiffy, stiff, tiddly, tiddley, tipsy, wet
(similar) intoxicated, drunk, inebriated
(classification) cant, jargon, slang, lingo, argot, patois, vernacular
12. exasperatingly difficult to handle or circumvent; "a nasty problem"; "a good man to have on your side in a tight situation"
(synonym) nasty
(similar) difficult, hard
13. demanding strict attention to rules and procedures; "rigorous discipline"; "tight security"; "stringent safety measures"
(synonym) rigorous, stringent
(similar) demanding
14. packed closely together; "the stood in a tight little group"; "hair in tight curls"; "the pub was packed tight"
(similar) compact

Adverb
1. firmly or tightly; "held fast to the rope"; "her foot was stuck fast"; "held tight"
(synonym) fast
2. in an attentive manner; "he remained close on his guard"
(synonym) close, closely
Tight Definition from Business & Finance Dictionaries & Glossaries
Campbell R. Harvey's Hypertextual Finance Glossary
Used in the context of general equities. In-line or extremely close (+/- 1/8) to the inside market or last sale in a stock. On the money.
Copyright © 2000, Campbell R. Harvey. All Rights Reserved.
Tight Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
Tight may refer to:

General
  • High and tight, a hairstyle typical in the U.S. military
  • Tight end, a position in American football on the offensive team
  • Tight playing style, in poker, a style of play which means to rarely call/play a hand

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Tight Definition from Entertainment & Music Dictionaries & Glossaries
Guitar Glossary
A track or mix demonstrating good low-frequency transient response and detail. Tight is also used to describe the sound of a damped kick drum. It can also mean the absence of leakage between microphones.
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TUPAC SHAKUR Rap Dictionary V.2.0
1) (adj) A state of mind, feeling really good at the moment. Straight, legitimate, all-good. 2) (adj) Cool, dope, fresh.
Rap-music terminology and bios of artists
1) (adj) A state of mind, feeling really good at the moment. Straight, legitimate, all-good.
2) (adj) Cool, dope, fresh.
american horse racing dictionary
Ready to race.
English to Federation-Standard Golic Vulcan
wufik
English - Klingon
v. Qey