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Princeton's WordNet

  1. tights, leotards(noun)

    skintight knit hose covering the body from the waist to the feet worn by acrobats and dancers and as stockings by women and girls

Wiktionary

  1. tights(Noun)

    A close-fitting, sheer or non-sheer skin-tight garment worn principally by women and girls that covers the body completely from the waist down, usually including the feet.

  2. tights(Noun)

    A similar, non-sheer garment worn by dancers of either sex, especially by ballet dancers.

  3. tights(Noun)

    In blasting rock, a piece of unbroken rock within the pay limit of a blast.

  4. Origin: From tight

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tights

    close-fitting garments, especially for the lower part of the body and the legs

Freebase

  1. Tights

    Tights are a kind of cloth leg garment, most often sheathing the body from above the waist to the feet with a tight fit, hence the name. Wearing of tights has a history going back several centuries, when they were worn by men. Today, they are worn primarily by women and girls and some men and boys, as well as infants and toddlers of both sexes. In recent years, they have been sometimes offered as men's fashion. Athletic tights are already considered unisex. In American English, the difference between pantyhose and tights is determined in the weight of the yarn used and the thickness to which the garment is knitted. Generally, anything up to 40 denier is known as pantyhose and anything over can be classified as tights, as for example 'running tights' and 'cycling tights'. In the United Kingdom, the word "tights" is used in all cases when referring to pantyhose, and "leggings" for footless tights of heavier, normally opaque material. Tights can be sheer yet solid in colour, whereas leggings are almost or absolute opaque, not sheer. Thus the almost opaque tights are not suited as pants. There are many sub-classifications of tights or pantyhose that describe the precise construction. Although most tights are mainly nylon or cotton, lycra is normally included in modern blends to improve fit. Athletic tights are absolute opaque and often footless, although they may have a "stirrup" that goes under the foot to hold the cuff down near the ankle.

Editors Contribution

  1. tights

    A type of garment and hosiery created and designed in various colors, materials, shapes, sizes and styles to fit children, men and women used for a variety of purposes.

    Tights are woran as a garment and are worn by ballet dancers, other dancers, actors and gymnasts.

    Submitted by MC Harmonious on December 12, 2015  

How to pronounce tights?

  1. Alex
    Alex
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    Daniel
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    Karen
    Karen
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    Veena
    Veena
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How to say tights in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of tights in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of tights in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of tights in a Sentence

  1. Meekin:

    Dr. Paul: Get out, get out libidinous swine! And take that painted strumpet with you. May you both rot in the filth of your own fornication! Nicky: And what did you say to him? Dr. Paul: Say, Madam? I said nothing. I simply pulled up my tights and jumped out of the bathroom window. Nicky: Oh Dr. Paul, you're so naughty! Dr. Paul: Well, I try, Madam. And then, ten minutes later when I've got my breath back, I try again!

Images & Illustrations of tights

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