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Definition of Tight


  1. of Tie
  2. p. p. of Tie.
  3. Firmly held together; compact; not loose or open; as, tight cloth; a tight knot.
  4. 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.
  5. Fitting close, or too close, to the body; as, a tight coat or other garment.
  6. Not ragged; whole; neat; tidy.
  7. Close; parsimonious; saving; as, a man tight in his dealings.
  8. Not slack or loose; firmly stretched; taut; -- applied to a rope, chain, or the like, extended or stretched out.
  9. Handy; adroit; brisk.
  10. Somewhat intoxicated; tipsy.
  11. Pressing; stringent; not easy; firmly held; dear; -- said of money or the money market. Cf. Easy, 7.
  12. To tighten.

Tight Quotations

Trust is hard to come by. That's why my circle is small and tight. I'm kind of funny about making new friends.

When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hang on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.
Harriet Beecher Stowe

I had a really wonderful upbringing. We were a tight family. It was wonderful to grow up with so many siblings. We were all just a year or two apart, and we were always so supportive of each other. I learned everything from my older brother and sister and taught it to my younger sisters.
Joaquin Phoenix

And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
Elizabeth Appell

I am a strong woman with or without this other person, with or without this job, and with or without these tight pants.
Queen Latifah
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Tight Translations

tight in Dutch is stipt, nauwsluitend, streng, nauw
tight in German is eng, Dicht, fest, fest, dicht
tight in Italian is teso, scarso, fisso, impermabile
tight in Latin is angustus
tight in Portuguese is firmemente
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