Definitions for tighttaɪt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

tighttaɪt(adj.; adv.)-er, -est.

  1. (adj.)firmly or closely fixed in place; secure:

    a tight knot.

  2. drawn or stretched so as to be tense; taut.

  3. fitting closely, esp. too closely:

    a tight collar.

  4. difficult to deal with or manage:

    a tight situation.

  5. of such close texture or fit as to be impervious to water, air, etc.:

    a tight roof.

  6. concise; terse.

  7. firm; rigid:

    tight control.

  8. affording little leeway; full:

    a tight schedule.

  9. nearly even; close:

    a tight race.

  10. parsimonious; stingy.

  11. Slang. drunk; tipsy.

    Category: Status (usage)

  12. characterized by scarcity or demand that exceeds supply:

    a tight job market; tight money.

  13. tidy; orderly.

  14. neatly or well built or made.

  15. (adv.)in a tight manner; closely; securely:

    Shut the door tight.

  16. soundly or deeply:

    to sleep tight.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

Idioms for tight:

  1. run a tight ship,to maintain smooth efficiency, as in a company.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of tight:

1400–50; late ME, sandhi var. of ME thight dense, solid, tight < ON thēttr, c. OE -thiht firm, solid, MD, MLG dicht

tight′ness(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. tight(adj)

    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"

  2. taut, tight(adj)

    pulled or drawn tight

    "taut sails"; "a tight drumhead"; "a tight rope"

  3. tight(adj)

    set so close together as to be invulnerable to penetration

    "in tight formation"; "a tight blockade"

  4. compressed, tight(adj)

    pressed tightly together

    "with lips compressed"

  5. 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"

  6. tight(adj)

    affected by scarcity and expensive to borrow

    "tight money"; "a tight market"

  7. tight(adj)

    of such close construction as to be impermeable

    "a tight roof"; "warm in our tight little house"

  8. close, tight(adj)

    of textiles

    "a close weave"; "smooth percale with a very tight weave"

  9. tight(adj)

    securely or solidly fixed in place; rigid

    "the bolts are tight"

  10. close, tight(adj)

    (of a contest or contestants) evenly matched

    "a close contest"; "a close election"; "a tight game"

  11. besotted, blind drunk, blotto, crocked, cockeyed, fuddled, loaded, pie-eyed, pissed, pixilated, plastered, slopped, sloshed, smashed, soaked, soused, sozzled, squiffy, stiff, tight, wet(adj)

    very drunk

  12. nasty, tight(adj)

    exasperatingly difficult to handle or circumvent

    "a nasty problem"; "a good man to have on your side in a tight situation"

  13. rigorous, stringent, tight(adj)

    demanding strict attention to rules and procedures

    "rigorous discipline"; "tight security"; "stringent safety measures"

  14. tight(adverb)

    packed closely together

    "they stood in a tight little group"; "hair in tight curls"; "the pub was packed tight"

  15. fast, tight(adverb)

    firmly or closely

    "held fast to the rope"; "her foot was stuck fast"; "held tight"

  16. close, closely, tight(adverb)

    in an attentive manner

    "he remained close on his guard"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. tight(adjective)ɪt

    holding or attaching sth firmly

    her tight grip on the handle; Tie it, so it is tight.

  2. tightɪt

    ≠ loose

    tight pants; This skirt is too tight.

  3. tightɪt

    stretched as far as possible

    Pull the rope tight.

  4. tightɪt

    closely controlled

    tight security at the airport; The country is under his tight control.

  5. tightɪt

    not having much money or time to spend

    a tight budget; a tight schedule

  6. tightɪt

    (of a muscle) feeling as if it needs to stretch

    My muscles were tight and sore.

  7. tightɪt

    (of a group) having close relationships

    a tight group/community

  8. tightɪt

    (of a relationship) strong

    a tight bond between the brothers

  9. tightɪt

    ≠ gradual

    a tight bend

  10. tight(adverb)ɪt

    in a way that is difficult to loosen

    The door was stuck tight.

Wiktionary

  1. tight(Adverb)

    Firmly, so as not to come loose easily.

    Make sure the lid is closed tight.

  2. tight(Adverb)

    Soundly.

    Good night, sleep tight.

  3. tight(Adjective)

    Pushed or pulled together.

    My socks are too tight.

  4. tight(Adjective)

    Of a space, etc, narrow, so that it is difficult for something or someone to pass through it.

  5. tight(Adjective)

    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.

  6. tight(Adjective)

    Under high tension.

    Make sure to pull the rope tight.

  7. tight(Adjective)

    Well-rehearsed and accurate in execution.

    Their marching band is extremely tight.

  8. tight(Adjective)

    Intoxicated; drunk or acting like being drunk.

    We went drinking and got tight.

  9. tight(Adjective)

    Intimately friendly.

    We've grown tighter over the years.

  10. tight(Adjective)

    Extraordinarily great or special.

    That is one tight bicycle!

  11. tight(Adjective)

    Unfair; unkind.

    Don't do that. That's tight.

  12. tight(Adjective)

    Miserly or frugal.

    He's a bit tight with his money

  13. tight(Adjective)

    Scarce, hard to come by.

    I grew up in a poor neighborhood; money was very tight, but we made do.

  14. tight(Adjective)

    A player who plays very few hands

  15. tight(Adjective)

    A strategy which involves playing very few hands

  16. Origin: From thight, from þéttr (Danish tæt), from þinhtaz.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tight

    of Tie

  2. Tight

    p. p. of Tie

  3. Tight

    firmly held together; compact; not loose or open; as, tight cloth; a tight knot

  4. Tight

    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

  5. Tight

    fitting close, or too close, to the body; as, a tight coat or other garment

  6. Tight

    not ragged; whole; neat; tidy

  7. Tight

    close; parsimonious; saving; as, a man tight in his dealings

  8. Tight

    not slack or loose; firmly stretched; taut; -- applied to a rope, chain, or the like, extended or stretched out

  9. Tight

    handy; adroit; brisk

  10. Tight

    somewhat intoxicated; tipsy

  11. Tight

    pressing; stringent; not easy; firmly held; dear; -- said of money or the money market. Cf. Easy, 7

  12. Tight(verb)

    to tighten

Freebase

  1. Tight

    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.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'tight' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4163

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'tight' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2760

  3. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'tight' in Adverbs Frequency: #414

  4. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'tight' in Adjectives Frequency: #467


Translations for tight

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

tight(adjective)

fitting very or too closely

I couldn't open the box because the lid was too tight; My trousers are too tight.

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