What does tightness mean?

Here's a list of possible definitions for the term tightness:

Princeton's WordNet

  1. stringency, tightness(noun)

    a state occasioned by scarcity of money and a shortage of credit

  2. constriction, tightness(noun)

    a tight feeling in some part of the body

    "he felt a constriction in her chest"; "she felt an alarming tightness in her chest"; "emotion caused a constriction of his throat"

  3. concentration, density, denseness, tightness, compactness(noun)

    the spatial property of being crowded together

  4. meanness, minginess, niggardliness, niggardness, parsimony, parsimoniousness, tightness, tightfistedness, closeness(noun)

    extreme stinginess

  5. tightness, tautness(noun)

    lack of movement or room for movement


  1. tightness(Noun)

    The quality or degree of being tight

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Tightness(n.s.)

    Closeness; not looseness.

    The bones are inflexible, which arises from the greatness of the number of corpuscles that compose them, and the firmness and tightness of their union. John Woodward, on Fossils.

  2. Origin: from tight.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tightness(noun)

    the quality or condition of being tight

Matched Categories


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of tightness in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of tightness in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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