tight

Primary Meanings of tight

1.
adjadv
closely constrained or constricted or constricting
firmly or closely
2.
adj
securely or solidly fixed in place; rigid
3.
adj
(used of persons or behavior) characterized by or indicative of lack of generosity
4.
adj
(of a contest or contestants) evenly matched
5.
adj
very drunk
6.
adj
exasperatingly difficult to handle or circumvent
7.
adjadv
demanding strict attention to rules and procedures
in an attentive manner
Full Definitions of tight
1

adj 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”
Synonyms:
choky
so tight as to tend to choke
clenched, clinched
closed or squeezed together tightly
close, close-fitting, snug
fitting closely but comfortably
skin-tight, skintight
so tight as to cling to the skin
skinny, tight fitting, tight-fitting, tightfitting, tightly fitting
fitting snugly
viselike
clamped as in a vise
tense
taut or rigid; stretched tight
Antonyms:
loose
not tight; not closely constrained or constricted or constricting
baggy, loose-fitting, sloppy
not fitting closely; hanging loosely
flyaway
(of hair or clothing) worn loose
lax
lacking in strength or firmness or resilience
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adj packed closely together

“they stood in a tight little group”
“hair in tight curls”
“the pub was packed tight
Synonyms:
compact
closely and firmly united or packed together

adj pressed tightly together

Synonyms:
compressed
closed, shut
used especially of mouth or eyes

adj of such close construction as to be impermeable

“a tight roof”
“warm in our tight little house”
Synonyms:
air-tight, airtight, gas-tight
not allowing air or gas to pass in or out
dripless
designed to prevent dripping
hermetic
completely sealed; completely airtight
leakproof
not subject to leaks
rainproof, waterproof, waterproofed
not permitting the passage of water
snug
well and tightly constructed
watertight
not allowing water to pass in or out
impermeable
preventing especially liquids to pass or diffuse through
seaworthy
fit for a sea voyage
Antonyms:
leaky
permitting the unwanted passage of fluids or gases
drafty, draughty
not airtight
drippy
leaking in drops
oozing, oozy, seeping
leaking out slowly
holey, porous
allowing passage in and out
permeable
allowing fluids or gases to pass or diffuse through
unseaworthy
unfit for a voyage
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adj of textiles

“smooth percale with a very tight weave”
Synonyms:
close
fine
of textures that are smooth to the touch or substances consisting of relatively small particles

adj set so close together as to be invulnerable to penetration

“in tight formation”
“a tight blockade”
Synonyms:
invulnerable
immune to attack; impregnable

adj pulled or drawn tight

“a tight drumhead”
“a tight rope”
Synonyms:
taut
tense
taut or rigid; stretched tight

adv firmly or closely

“held tight
Synonyms:
fast
2

adj securely or solidly fixed in place; rigid

“the bolts are tight
Synonyms:
secure
not likely to fail or give way
3

adj (used of persons or behavior) characterized by or indicative of lack of generosity

Synonyms:
mean, mingy, miserly
stingy, ungenerous
unwilling to spend

adj affected by scarcity and expensive to borrow

tight money”
“a tight market”
Synonyms:
scarce
deficient in quantity or number compared with the demand
4

adj (of a contest or contestants) evenly matched

“a tight game”
Synonyms:
close
equal
having the same quantity, value, or measure as another
5

adj very drunk

Synonyms:
cockeyed
drunk, inebriated, intoxicated
stupefied or excited by a chemical substance (especially alcohol)
6

adj exasperatingly difficult to handle or circumvent

“a good man to have on your side in a tight situation”
Synonyms:
nasty
difficult, hard
not easy; requiring great physical or mental effort to accomplish or comprehend or endure
7

adj demanding strict attention to rules and procedures

tight security”
Synonyms:
rigorous, stringent
demanding
requiring more than usually expected or thought due; especially great patience and effort and skill

adv in an attentive manner

Synonyms:
close, closely

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