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"
pulled or drawn tight
"taut sails"; "a tight drumhead"; "a tight rope"
set so close together as to be invulnerable to penetration
"in tight formation"; "a tight blockade"
pressed tightly together
"with lips compressed"
mean, mingy, miserly, tight(adj)
(used of persons or behavior) characterized by or indicative of lack of generosity
"a mean person"; "he left a miserly tip"
affected by scarcity and expensive to borrow
"tight money"; "a tight market"
of such close construction as to be impermeable
"a tight roof"; "warm in our tight little house"
"a close weave"; "smooth percale with a very tight weave"
securely or solidly fixed in place; rigid
"the bolts are tight"
(of a contest or contestants) evenly matched
"a close contest"; "a close election"; "a tight game"
besotted, blind drunk, blotto, crocked, cockeyed, fuddled, loaded, pie-eyed, pissed, pixilated, plastered, slopped, sloshed, smashed, soaked, soused, sozzled, squiffy, stiff, tight, wet(adj)
exasperatingly difficult to handle or circumvent
"a nasty problem"; "a good man to have on your side in a tight situation"
rigorous, stringent, tight(adj)
demanding strict attention to rules and procedures
"rigorous discipline"; "tight security"; "stringent safety measures"
packed closely together
"they stood in a tight little group"; "hair in tight curls"; "the pub was packed tight"
firmly or closely
"held fast to the rope"; "her foot was stuck fast"; "held tight"
close, closely, tight(adverb)
in an attentive manner
"he remained close on his guard"
Firmly, so as not to come loose easily.
Make sure the lid is closed tight.
Good night, sleep tight.
Pushed or pulled together.
My socks are too tight.
Of a space, etc, narrow, so that it is difficult for something or someone to pass through it.
Of a turn, sharp, so that the timeframe for making it is narrow and following it is difficult.
The mountain pass was made dangerous by its many tight corners.
Under high tension.
Make sure to pull the rope tight.
Well-rehearsed and accurate in execution.
Their marching band is extremely tight.
Intoxicated; drunk or acting like being drunk.
We went drinking and got tight.
We've grown tighter over the years.
Extraordinarily great or special.
That is one tight bicycle!
Don't do that. That's tight.
Miserly or frugal.
He's a bit tight with his money
Scarce, hard to come by.
I grew up in a poor neighborhood; money was very tight, but we made do.
A player who plays very few hands
A strategy which involves playing very few hands
Origin: From thight, from þéttr (Danish tæt), from þinhtaz.
p. p. of Tie
firmly held together; compact; not loose or open; as, tight cloth; a tight knot
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
fitting close, or too close, to the body; as, a tight coat or other garment
not ragged; whole; neat; tidy
close; parsimonious; saving; as, a man tight in his dealings
not slack or loose; firmly stretched; taut; -- applied to a rope, chain, or the like, extended or stretched out
handy; adroit; brisk
somewhat intoxicated; tipsy
pressing; stringent; not easy; firmly held; dear; -- said of money or the money market. Cf. Easy, 7
Tight is the debut album by the American rock band Mindless Self Indulgence. The album was originally released on April 20, 1999 through Uppity Cracker Recording Group. After having been out of print for many years, the album was reissued as Tighter on April 26, 2011 through The End Records. The reissue features updated artwork and packaging, 12 previously unreleased tracks, and a bonus DVD. The song "Bring the Pain" is a cover of a Method Man song from his album Tical. The song "Bite Your Rhymes" references lyrics from Vanilla Ice's "Ice Ice Baby". There is a hidden track, "JX-47", where guitarist Steve plays acoustic guitar and sings nonsensical lyrics. The tracks "Mindless Self Indulgence" and "Ecnegludni Fles Sseldnim" are messages from the band's answering machine. They both concern getting the band booked for a live show, but both times the caller couldn't remember the band's name. On April 20, 2008, the band posted "Tight", in its entirety, on their MySpace page in honor of its ninth year from the original release.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
tīt, adj. close: compact: rigid: hampered from want of money: snug, trim: not leaky: fitting closely, also too closely: scarce, not easily obtainable: (coll.) unwilling to part with money: tipsy: not loose or free in treatment.—v.t. Tight′en, to make tight or tighter: to straiten.—v.i. to grow tight or tighter.—n. Tight′ener, one who, or that which, tightens: (anat.) a tensor: (slang) a heavy meal.—adv. Tight′ly.—ns. Tight′ness; Tight′rope, a tightly-stretched rope on which rope-dancers perform.—n.pl. Tights, a garment often of silk, closely fitting the body, or at least the legs, worn by acrobats, dancers, &c. [Scand., Ice. þéitr; cf. Dan. tæt, Dut. digt, Ger. dicht.]
tīt (Spens.), pa.t. and pa.p. of tie.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'tight' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4163
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'tight' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2760
Rank popularity for the word 'tight' in Adverbs Frequency: #414
Rank popularity for the word 'tight' in Adjectives Frequency: #467
The numerical value of tight in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of tight in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Hold your pen tight in your hand - that keeps the ink from freezing.
Life is either always a tight-rope or a featherbed. Give me a tight-rope.
The time to pray is not when we are in a tight spot but just as soon as we get out of it.
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
Institutional investors can sit tight or put cash to work, but on the retail side you have to manage flows, if you have to meet redemptions, you don't have the luxury to sit tight.
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Translations for tight
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- тығыҙ, ныҡ тартылғанBashkir
- tight, engGerman
- tenso, tensado, apretado, tensionado, ajustadoSpanish
- timmi, kireä, tiukkaFinnish
- bien, tendu, serré, tendueFrench
- ձիգ, նեղ, պինդArmenian
- þröngur, þéttur, þrengdur, þétt, róttIcelandic
- stretto, nitido, tesa, tirato, teso, aderenteItalian
- cieši, ciešsLatvian
- apertado, justoPortuguese
- тугой, тесныйRussian
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