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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.
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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