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Adjective, Adverb


Adjective tight has 14 senses

Adverbial tight has 2 senses


tightp. p. 
     p. p. of Tie.  Spenser.  [1913 Webster]
tighta. [OE. tight, thiht; probably of Scand. origin; cf. Icel. , Dan. tæt, Sw. tät: akin to D. & G. dicht thick, tight, and perhaps to E. thee to thrive, or to thick. Cf. Taut.].
  •  Firmly held together; compact; not loose or open; as, tight cloth; a tight knot.  [1913 Webster]
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Fitting close, or too close, to the body; as, a tight coat or other garment.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Not ragged; whole; neat; tidy.  [1913 Webster]
    "Clad very plain, but clean and tight."  [1913 Webster]
    "I'll spin and card, and keep our children tight."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Close; parsimonious; saving; as, a man tight in his dealings.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Not slack or loose; firmly stretched; taut; -- applied to a rope, chain, or the like, extended or stretched out.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Handy; adroit; brisk.  Shak.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Somewhat intoxicated; tipsy.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Pressing; stringent; not easy; firmly held; dear; -- said of money or the money market. Cf. Easy, 7.  [1913 Webster]
tightv. t. 
     To tighten.  [1913 Webster]


tight, adj., n., & adv.
1 closely held, drawn, fastened, fitting, etc. (a tight hold; a tight skirt).
2 closely and firmly put together (a tight joint).
3 (of clothes etc.) too closely fitting (my shoes are rather tight).
4 impermeable, impervious, esp. (in comb.) to a specified thing (watertight).
5 tense; stretched so as to leave no slack (a tight bowstring).
6 colloq. drunk.
7 colloq. (of a person) mean, stingy.
8 a (of money or materials) not easily obtainable. b (of a money market) in which money is tight.
9 a (of precautions, a programme, etc.) stringent, demanding. b presenting difficulties (a tight situation).
10 produced by or requiring great exertion or pressure (a tight squeeze).
11 (of control etc.) strictly imposed.
--adv. tightly (hold tight!).

tight corner (or place or spot) a difficult situation. tight-fisted stingy. tight-fitting (of a garment) fitting (often too) close to the body. tight-lipped with or as with the lips compressed to restrain emotion or speech.
tightly adv. tightness n.
prob. alt. of thight f. ON th{eacute}ttr watertight, of close texture



Spartan, abbreviated, abridged, afflicted, airtight, all ataunto, anal, angustifoliate, angustirostrate, angustisellate, angustiseptal, aposiopestic, arduous, ataunt, austere, autocratic, avaricious, ballproof, bent, binding, boiled, bombed, bombproof, bonded, boozy, brief, brusque, bulletproof, bungup and bilge-free, burglarproof, canned, cemented, cheap, cheeseparing, chinchy, chintzy, circumscribed, clipped, close, close-fitting, closefisted, closely, cockeyed, cockeyed drunk, compact, compactly, compendious, compressed, concise, condensed, confined, connected, consecutive, consistent, constricted, continuous, contracted, corrosionproof, cramp, cramped, crisp, critical, crocked, crocko, crowded, curt, cut, dampproof, dangerous, dear, dense, densely, difficult, dinky, distressing, disturbing, docked, dragged out, drawn, drawn out, drunk, drunken, dustproof, dusttight, elevated, elliptic, elongated, epigrammatic, exacting, exiguous, expensive, extended, fast, fastened, fire-resisting, fireproof, firm, firmly, fixed, fixedly, flameproof, foolproof, fried, fuddled, gasproof, gastight, glued, gnomic, half-seas over, hard and fast, hardfisted, harsh, hazardous, hermetic, hermetically sealed, high, holeproof, illiberal, illuminated, impenetrable, impermeable, impervious, impervious to, incapacious, incommodious, inebriated, inflexible, infrequent, inseparably, intoxicated, isthmian, isthmic, jammed, joined, laconic, leakproof, lengthened, lightproof, lighttight, limited, lit, lit up, loaded, lubricated, lushy, meager, mean, mingy, miserly, muzzy, narrow, near, neat, niggardly, noiseproof, oiled, oilproof, oiltight, orderly, organized, parsimonious, penny-pinching, penurious, perilous, pickled, piddling, pie-eyed, pinchfisted, pinching, pissed, pissy-eyed, pithy, plastered, pointed, pokerlike, polluted, poor, potted, precarious, problematic, prolongated, prolonged, proof, proof against, protracted, pruned, pulled, punctureproof, punishing, raddled, rainproof, raintight, ramrodlike, rare, renitent, reserved, resistant, restricted, restrictive, rigid, rigorous, risky, rodlike, rough, rustproof, save-all, scant, scanty, scarce, scattered, scrimping, scrimpy, sealed, secure, secured, securely, seldom met with, seldom seen, sententious, sequent, sequential, serial, set, severe, shatterproof, shellacked, shellproof, shipshape, short, short and sweet, shortened, shut fast, skimping, skimpy, skintight, skunk-drunk, sleek, slender, slick, slim, smart, smashed, smokeproof, smoketight, snug, soaked, solid, solidly, soundproof, soused, sparse, spotty, sprinkled, spruce, spun out, squiffy, starched, starchy, staunch, steadfast, steadfastly, stern, stewed, sticky, stiff, stiff as buckram, stingy, stinko, stormproof, stormtight, straggling, strained, strait, stretched, stretched out, strict, stringent, strung out, stuck, succinct, summary, swacked, synopsized, taciturn, tanked, taped, taut, tenacious, tense, terse, thick, thin, ticklish, tiddly, tidy, tight-fisted, tightened, tightfisted, tightly, tipsy, to the point, touch-and-go, touchy, tough, tricksy, tricky, trig, trim, truncated, trying, uncompromising, under the influence, ungenerous, uninterrupted, unrelaxed, unyielding, upsetting, virgate, water-repellant, waterproof, watertight, weatherproof, wedged, well-cared-for, well-groomed, windproof, windtight, woozy




N junction, joining, joinder, union connection, conjunction, conjugation, annexion, annexation, annexment, astriction, attachment, compagination, vincture, ligation, alligation, accouplement, marriage infibulation, inosculation, symphysis, anastomosis, confluence, communication, concatenation, meeting, reunion, assemblage, coition, copulation, sex, sexual congress, sexual conjunction, sexual intercourse, love-making, joint, joining, juncture, pivot, hinge, articulation, commissure, seam, gore, gusset, suture, stitch, link, miter mortise, closeness, tightness coherence, combination, annexationist, joined, joint, conjoint, conjunct, corporate, compact, hand in hand, firm, fast, close, tight, taut, taught, secure, set, intervolved, inseparable, indissoluble, insecable, severable, jointly, in conjunction with, fast, firmly intimately, tria juncta in uno.


N drunkenness, intemperance, drinking, inebriety, inebriation, ebriety, ebriosity, insobriety, intoxication, temulency, bibacity, wine bibbing, comtation, potation, deep potations, bacchanals, bacchanalia, libations, bender, oinomania, dipsomania, delirium tremens, alcohol, alcoholism, mania a potu, drink, alcoholic drinks, blue ruin, grog, port wine, punch, punch bowl, cup, rosy wine, flowing bowl, drop, drop too much, dram, beer, aguardiente, apple brandy, applejack, brandy, brandy smash, chain lightning, champagne, cocktail, gin, ginsling, highball, peg, rum, rye, schnapps, sherry, sling, uisquebaugh, usquebaugh, whisky, xeres, drunkard, sot, toper, tippler, bibber, wine-bibber, lush, hard drinker, gin drinker, dram drinker, soaker, sponge, tun, love pot, toss pot, thirsty soul, reveler, carouser, Bacchanal, Bacchanalian, Bacchal, Bacchante, devotee to Bacchus, bum, guzzler, tavern haunter, drunk, tipsy, intoxicated, inebrious, inebriate, inebriated, in one's cups, in a state of intoxication, temulent, temulentive, bombed, smashed, fuddled, mellow, cut, boozy, fou, fresh, merry, elevated, flustered, disguised, groggy, beery, top-heavy, potvaliant, glorious, potulent, squiffy, overcome, overtaken, whittled, screwed, tight, primed, corned, raddled, sewed up, lushy, nappy, muddled, muzzy, obfuscated, maudlin, crapulous, dead drunk, woozy, buzzed, flush, flushed, inter pocula, in liquor, the worse for liquor, having had a drop too much, half seas over, three sheets in the wind, three sheets to the wind, under the table, drunk as a lord, drunk as a skunk, drunk as a piper, drunk as a fiddler, drunk as Chloe, drunk as an owl, drunk as David's sow, drunk as a wheelbarrow, drunken, bibacious, sottish, given to drink, addicted to drink, addicted to the bottle, toping, nunc est bibendum, Bacchus ever fair and young, drink down all unkindness, O that men should put an enemy in their mouths to.


N parsimony, parcity, parsimoniousness, stinginess, stint, illiberality, tenacity, avarice, greed, miser, niggard, churl, screw, skinflint, crib, codger, muckworm, scrimp, lickpenny, hunks, curmudgeon, Harpagon, harpy, extortioner, Jew, usurer, Hessian, pinch fist, pinch penny, parsimonious, penurious, stingy, miserly, mean, shabby, peddling, scrubby, penny wise, near, niggardly, close, fast handed, close handed, strait handed, close fisted, hard fisted, tight fisted, tight, sparing, chary, grudging, griping, illiberal, ungenerous, churlish, hidebound, sordid, mercenary, venal, covetous, usurious, avaricious, greedy, extortionate, rapacious, with a sparing hand, desunt inopioe multa avaritiae omnia, hoards after hoards his rising raptures fill, the unsunn'd heaps of miser's treasures.


N beauty, the beautiful, to kalon, le beau ideal, aesthetics, callaesthetics, pulchritude, form, elegance, grace, beauty unadorned, natural beauty, symmetry, comeliness, fairness, polish, gloss, good effect, good looks, belle tournure, trigness, bloom, brilliancy, radiance, splendor, gorgeousness, magnificence, sublimity, sublimification, concinnity, delicacy, refinement, charm, je ne sais quoi, style, Venus, Aphrodite, Hebe, the Graces, Peri, Houri, Cupid, Apollo, Hyperion, Adonis, Antionous, Narcissus, peacock, butterfly, garden, flower of, pink of, bijou, jewel, work of art, flower, flow'ret gay, wildflower, rose, lily, anemone, asphodel, buttercup, crane's bill, daffodil, tulip, tiger lily, day lily, begonia, marigold, geranium, lily of the valley, ranunculus, rhododendron, windflower, pleasurableness, beautifying, landscaping, landscape gardening, decoration, calisthenics, beauty, hunk (of men), beautiful, beauteous, handsome, gorgeous, pretty, lovely, graceful, elegant, prepossessing, attractive, delicate, dainty, refined, fair, personable, comely, seemly, bonny, good-looking, well-favored, well-made, well-formed, well- proportioned, proper, shapely, symmetrical, harmonious, sightly, fit to be seen, passable, not amiss, goodly, dapper, tight, jimp, gimp, janty, jaunty, trig, natty, quaint, trim, tidy, neat, spruce, smart, tricksy, bright, bright eyed, rosy cheeked, cherry cheeked, rosy, ruddy, blooming, in full bloom, brilliant, shining, beamy, beaming, sparkling, splendid, resplendent, dazzling, glowing, glossy, sleek, rich, superb, magnificent, grand, fine, sublime, showy, specious, artistic, artistical, aesthetic, picturesque, pictorial, fait a peindre, well-composed, well grouped, well varied, curious, enchanting becoming, ornamental, undeformed, undefaced, unspotted, spotless, auxilium non leve vultus habet, beauty born of murmuring sound, flowers preach to us if we will hear, gratior ac pulchro veniens in corpore virtus, none but the brave deserve the fair, thou who hast the fatal gift of beauty.


N closure, occlusion, blockade, shutting up, obstruction, embolus, contraction, infarction, constipation, obstipation, blind alley, blind corner, keddah, cul-de-sac, caecum, imperforation, imperviousness, impermeability, stopper, closed, shut, operculated, unopened, unpierced, imporous, caecal, closable, imperforate, impervious, impermeable, impenetrable, impassable, unpassable, invious, pathless, wayless, untrodden, untrod, unventilated, air tight, water tight, hermetically sealed, tight, snug.

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