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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.


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