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Definition of tight:

  1. A quantity having an intermediate value between several others, from which it is derived, and of which it expresses the resultant value; usually, unless otherwise specified, it is the simple average, formed by adding the quantities together and dividing by their number, which is called an arithmetical mean. A geometrical mean is the square root of the product of the quantities.
  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. Close; parsimonious; saving; as, a man tight in his dealings.
  4. Firmly held together; compact; not loose or open; as, tight cloth; a tight knot.
  5. Fitting close, or too close, to the body; as, a tight coat or other garment.
  6. Handy; adroit; brisk.
  7. Not ragged; whole; neat; tidy.
  8. Not slack or loose; firmly stretched; taut; - applied to a rope, chain, or the like, extended or stretched out.
  9. of Tie
  10. p. p. of Tie.
  11. Pressing; stringent; not easy; firmly held; dear; - said of money or the money market. Cf. Easy, 7.
  12. Somewhat intoxicated; tipsy.
  13. To tighten.

Synonyms:

confining, short, free, demanding, style, unfaltering, nearly, peeved, stinking, tightlipped, drunk, spruce, gas-tight, derisory, tight-fitting, stoned, enduring, neat, close, equal, potty, difficult, beggarly, stringent, lactating, fixed, tottery, unaired, waterproof, close-fitting, clinched, binding, secretive, filthy, pissed off, stewed, irritated, implike, soaked, tightly fitting, unbending, secure, smutty, trim, set, meanspirited, potent, cramped, love, penurious, closelipped, sound, absurd, fast, shrunken, potted, wealthy, frozen, pixilated, arch, steamed, base, ludicrous, preposterous, valid, give, boozy, familiar, uncomfortable, chummy, steadfast, clean, crocked, close-fisted, well-founded, reason, puckish, blind drunk, smashed, intimately, bastardly, airless, inebriated, nip and tuck, pickled, clenched, solid, askew, ample, remain, awry, stinko, waterproofed, costive, impish, pinching, stay put, good, hermetic, sodden, stiff, friendly, scarce, prankish, lit, bombed, unwavering, mean, shipshape, trig, easy, laden, drunken, nasty, choky, spick-and-span, awful, tiddly, tipsy, thick, foul, ridiculous, pissed, compressed, squiffy, loaded, moneyed, Drugs, ungenerous, pie-eyed, fuddled, strong, flat, wet, hard, tenacious, soused, crapulent, inebriate, wonky, closely, high, wicked, sloshed, affluent, cheap, unyielding, tightfisted, constricting, boozed, mischievous, sturdy, unshakable, shut, cockeyed, airtight, hateful, refrain from action, mingy, strict, orderly, ladened, rare, roiled, blind, pinching, closemouthed, flush, average, faithful, drunken, fine, miffed, rigorous, crowded, zonked, tiddley, nigh, besotted, sozzled, established, stung, intoxicated, blotto, order, slicked, miserly, tighten, buckram, stingy, niggardly, well-groomed, clinging, idiotic, tidy, looped, snug, nettled, skintight, spare, niggard, packed, compact, sticky, nonsensical, laughable, annoyed, loose, watertight, neck and neck, cruddy, closed, sealed, plastered, rainproof, invulnerable, stuffy, intimate, just, cogent, loose, well-grounded, crapulous, lopsided, skew-whiff, taut, fixed, starchy, viselike, riled, unbendable, near, slopped, hidebound.

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