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Tight meaning

tight - 16 dictionary results

  1. 1. affected by scarcity and expensive to borrow; " tight money"; " a tight market"
  2. 2. of such close construction as to be impermeable; " a tight roof"; " warm in our tight little house"
  3. 3. of textiles; " a close weave"; " smooth percale with a very tight weave"
  4. 4. Somewhat intoxicated; tipsy.
  5. 5. of Tie
  6. 6. p. p. of Tie.
  7. 7. Firmly held together; compact; not loose or open; as, tight cloth; a tight knot.
  8. 8. Fitting close, or too close, to the body; as, a tight coat or other garment.
  9. 9. Not ragged; whole; neat; tidy.
  10. 10. Close; parsimonious; saving; as, a man tight in his dealings.
  11. 11. Handy; adroit; brisk.
  12. 12. To tighten.
  13. 13. 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.
  14. 14. Not slack or loose; firmly stretched; taut; - applied to a rope, chain, or the like, extended or stretched out.
  15. 15. Pressing; stringent; not easy; firmly held; dear; - said of money or the money market. Cf. Easy, 7.
  16. 16. Close; compact; firmly drawn; firm; not leaky.

tight - examples of usage

  1. Virginia did not answer, but reached out for her father's hand and held its fingers locked tight in her own. - "The Crisis, Volume 6", Winston Churchill.
  2. Keep a tight hold!" - "The Ghost Pirates", William Hope Hodgson.
  3. Hold on tight, Jeremiah! - "Somehow Good", William de Morgan.
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