Definitions for tight
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word tight.
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, tightadjective
(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, wetadjective
exasperatingly difficult to handle or circumvent
"a nasty problem"; "a good man to have on your side in a tight situation"
rigorous, stringent, tightadjective
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, tightadverb
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
Etymology: From thight, from þéttr (Danish tæt), from þinhtaz.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: dicht, Dutch.
If the centre holes be not very deep, and the pikes fill them not very tight, the strength of the string will alter the centre holes. Joseph Moxon, Mech. Exercise.
I do not like this running knot, it holds too tight; I may be stifled all of a sudden. John Arbuthnot, Hist. of J. Bull.
Every joint was well grooved; and the door did not move on hinges, but up and down like a sash, which kept my closet so tight that very little water came in. Gulliver’s Travels.
A tight maid ere he for wine can ask,
Guesses his meaning and unoils the flask. John Dryden, Juv.
The girl was a tight clever wench as any. Arbuthnot.
O Thomas, I’ll make a loving wife;
I’ll spin and card, and keep our children tight. John Gay.
Drest her again genteel and neat,
And rather tight than great. Jonathan Swift.
Tight is the only single released from The Best of INXS album by INXS. The song was written by Andrew Farriss and recorded by the band during the sessions for Welcome to Wherever You Are in 1992. According to the liner notes from the UK album release, the song had been originally intended for Tom Jones to sing on. However, following Hutchence's death in 1997, the track was reworked by the rest of the band in 2002.
Tight can be defined as something that is fitting closely or tightly, with little or no slack or space. It can also refer to a situation or condition that is restrictive or constricting, often characterized by a lack of flexibility or freedom. Additionally, tight can describe something that is firmly secured, fastened, or gripped, ensuring a secure hold or closure.
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.
Dictionary of Nautical Terms
Close, free from leaks. Hence a ship is said to be tight when no water leaks in; and a cask is called tight when none of the liquid leaks out. Applied to ropes or chains this word becomes taut.
A state of mind, feeling really good at the moment. Straight, legitimate, all-good.
Cool, dope, fresh. I can teach ya how to get ya game tight. Light sticky flame right gotta hit till it's feeling real good -- 8 Ball & MJG featuring Twista (In the Middle of the Night)
Referring to the inside of a female, if she is not loose - "Man, this pussy is tight."
Another word for mad or angry. - "Damn yo, that shit just got me tight."
Etymology and Origins
Intoxicated, because a person in this state generally clutches tight hold of a street lamppost or a convenient railing when unable to walk home after a debauch.
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
The time to pray is not when we are in a tight spot but just as soon as we get out of it.
Hold tenderly that which you cherish, for it is precious and a tight grip may crush it. Do not let the fear of dropping it cause you to hold it too tightly the chances are, it's holding you too.
There was this bar that everyone hung out at after set and I remember coming down the stairs and seeing the two of them shooting pool together, i could just tell by the body language thateverythinghad changed. She's shooting pool, shooting tequila, in a tight tank, tight jeans, over the knee boots and she's standing across from him, playing with the pool cue...All of a sudden, there was a huge shift. My stomach dropped. I literally felt like I got hit.
The industry is in decline and we have put ourselves in a very a tight spot because we haven't invested in exploration and our future, the supply side of our industry is very tight.
Life is either always a tight-rope or a featherbed. Give me a tight-rope.
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Translations for tight
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- ныҡ тартылған, тығыҙBashkir
- fest, tight, engGerman
- ajustado, tensionado, apretado, tenso, tensadoSpanish
- tiukka, timmi, kireäFinnish
- tendue, bien, serré, tenduFrench
- պինդ, ձիգ, նեղArmenian
- þrengdur, þéttur, rótt, þröngur, þéttIcelandic
- stretto, nitido, tesa, aderente, teso, tiratoItalian
- cieši, ciešsLatvian
- justo, apertadoPortuguese
- тесный, тугойRussian
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