Definition of Tight


  • packed closely together
    "they stood in a tight little group"
    "hair in tight curls"
    "the pub was packed tight"
  • demanding strict attention to rules and procedures
    "rigorous discipline"
    "tight security"
    "stringent safety measures"
  • exasperatingly difficult to handle or circumvent
    "a nasty problem"
    "a good man to have on your side in a tight situation"
  • very drunk
    - blind drunk - pie eyed
  • (of a contest or contestants) evenly matched
    "a close contest"
    "a close election"
    "a tight game"
  • securely or solidly fixed in place
    "the bolts are tight"
  • of textiles
    "a close weave"
    "smooth percale with a very tight weave"
  • of such close construction as to be impermeable
    "a tight roof"
    "warm in our tight little house"
  • affected by scarcity and expensive to borrow
    "tight money"
    "a tight market"
  • (used of persons or behavior) characterized by or indicative of lack of generosity
    "a mean person"
    "he left a miserly tip"
  • pressed tightly together
    "with lips compressed"
  • set so close together as to be invulnerable to penetration
    "in tight formation"
    "a tight blockade"
  • pulled or drawn tight
    "taut sails"
    "a tight drumhead"
    "a tight rope"
  • 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"


  • in an attentive manner
    "he remained close on his guard"
  • firmly or closely
    "held fast to the rope"
    "her foot was stuck fast"
    "held tight"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

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Unscramble tight

11 unscramble word found using the letters tight.

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