Definition of Tight

Pronunciation: tīt´ẽr
p. p.1.p. p. of Tie.
a.1.Firmly held together; compact; not loose or open; as, tight cloth; a tight knot.
2.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.
3.Fitting close, or too close, to the body; as, a tight coat or other garment.
4.Not ragged; whole; neat; tidy.
Clad very plain, but clean and tight.
- Evelyn.
I'll spin and card, and keep our children tight.
- Gay.
5.Close; parsimonious; saving; as, a man tight in his dealings.
6.Not slack or loose; firmly stretched; taut; - applied to a rope, chain, or the like, extended or stretched out.
7.Handy; adroit; brisk.
8.Somewhat intoxicated; tipsy.
9.(Com.) Pressing; stringent; not easy; firmly held; dear; - said of money or the money market. Cf. Easy, 7.
v. t.1.To tighten.

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