What does tight mean?

Definitions for tight
taɪttight

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word tight.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. tightadjective

    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, tightadjective

    pulled or drawn tight

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

  3. tightadjective

    set so close together as to be invulnerable to penetration

    "in tight formation"; "a tight blockade"

  4. compressed, tightadjective

    pressed tightly together

    "with lips compressed"

  5. 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"

  6. tightadjective

    affected by scarcity and expensive to borrow

    "tight money"; "a tight market"

  7. tightadjective

    of such close construction as to be impermeable

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

  8. close, tightadjective

    of textiles

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

  9. tightadjective

    securely or solidly fixed in place; rigid

    "the bolts are tight"

  10. close, tightadjective

    (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, wetadjective

    very drunk

  12. nasty, tightadjective

    exasperatingly difficult to handle or circumvent

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

  13. rigorous, stringent, tightadjective

    demanding strict attention to rules and procedures

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

  14. tightadverb

    packed closely together

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

  15. fast, tightadverb

    firmly or closely

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

  16. close, closely, tightadverb

    in an attentive manner

    "he remained close on his guard"

Wiktionary

  1. tightadverb

    Firmly, so as not to come loose easily.

    Make sure the lid is closed tight.

  2. tightadverb

    Soundly.

    Good night, sleep tight.

  3. tightadjective

    Pushed or pulled together.

    My socks are too tight.

  4. tightadjective

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

  5. tightadjective

    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. tightadjective

    Under high tension.

    Make sure to pull the rope tight.

  7. tightadjective

    Well-rehearsed and accurate in execution.

    Their marching band is extremely tight.

  8. tightadjective

    Intoxicated; drunk or acting like being drunk.

    We went drinking and got tight.

  9. tightadjective

    Intimately friendly.

    We've grown tighter over the years.

  10. tightadjective

    Extraordinarily great or special.

    That is one tight bicycle!

  11. tightadjective

    Unfair; unkind.

    Don't do that. That's tight.

  12. tightadjective

    Miserly or frugal.

    He's a bit tight with his money

  13. tightadjective

    Scarce, hard to come by.

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

  14. tightadjective

    A player who plays very few hands

  15. tightadjective

    A strategy which involves playing very few hands

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Tightadjective

    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.

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. Tightverb

    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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Tight

    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.]

  2. Tight

    tīt (Spens.), pa.t. and pa.p. of tie.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. tight

    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.

Rap Dictionary

  1. tightadjective

    A state of mind, feeling really good at the moment. Straight, legitimate, all-good.

  2. tightadjective

    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)

  3. tightadjective

    Referring to the inside of a female, if she is not loose - "Man, this pussy is tight."

  4. tightadjective

    Another word for mad or angry. - "Damn yo, that shit just got me tight."

Etymology and Origins

  1. Tight

    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.

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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

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of tight in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of tight in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of tight in a Sentence

  1. Joseph Baucom:

    Money was tight and we were just trying to get it back and a little too late though.

  2. Mark Bristow:

    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.

  3. Ron Rutland:

    It is absolutely surreal to be in Japan, there has been some times during this journey that it has been a little touch and go and we had a very tight schedule we had to keep to.

  4. Marsha Blackburn:

    The military seems to be Chuck Schumer’s new favorite political football, we have passed the defense authorization 61 years in a row. Right now, I am confident there will be broad bipartisan support for number 62 — which makes this tight timeline even more unnecessary.

  5. Paulette Leaphart:

    He whispered in my sleep that I had cancer, i have a very close relationship with God. We’re tight.

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    a container used for carrying money and small personal items or accessories (especially by women)
    • A. disguise
    • B. contribution
    • C. purse
    • D. trigger

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