1. [ adjective ] closely constrained or constricted or constricting

"tight skirts" "he hated tight starched collars" "fingers closed in a tight fist" "a tight feeling in his chest"

Related terms: loose clenched binding viselike tight-fitting snug skintight close choky tense
2. [ adverb ] firmly or tightly
Synonyms: fast

"held fast to the rope" "her foot was stuck fast" "held tight"

3. [ adjective ] pulled or drawn tight
Synonyms: taut

"taut sails" "a tight drumhead" "a tight rope"

Related terms: tense
4. [ adjective ] (economics) affected by scarcity and expensive to borrow

"tight money" "a tight market"

Related terms: economics scarce
5. [ adjective ] pressed tightly together
Synonyms: compressed

"with lips compressed"

Related terms: closed
6. [ adverb ] in an attentive manner
Synonyms: close closely

"he remained close on his guard"

Related terms: close close
7. [ adjective ] set so close together as to be invulnerable to penetration

"in tight formation" "a tight blockade"

Related terms: invulnerable
8. [ adjective ] used of persons or behavior; characterized by or indicative of lack of generosity
Synonyms: mingy miserly little small mean

"a mean person" "he left a miserly tip"

Related terms: stingy
9. [ adjective ] very drunk
Synonyms: crocked tipsy cockeyed pixilated blind_drunk potty pie-eyed pissed stiff plastered slopped fuddled sloshed smashed soaked soused sozzled squiffy loaded tiddley tiddly blotto wet besotted
Related terms: cant intoxicated
10. [ adjective ] of such close construction as to be impermeable

"a tight roof" "warm in our tight little house"

Related terms: leaky rainproof hermetic sealed snug airtight air-tight dripless watertight seaworthy impermeable
11. [ adjective ] securely or solidly fixed in place; rigid

"the bolts are tight"

Related terms: secure
12. [ adjective ] slang for `drunk'
Synonyms: crocked tipsy blind_drunk blotto besotted potty loaded pissed pixilated plastered sloshed slopped smashed fuddled soaked soused sozzled squiffy stiff tiddly tiddley blind wet
Related terms: intoxicated
13. [ adjective ] exasperatingly difficult to handle or circumvent
Synonyms: nasty

"a nasty problem" "a good man to have on your side in a tight situation"

Related terms: difficult
14. [ adjective ] of textiles
Synonyms: close

"a close weave" "smooth percale with a very tight weave"

Related terms: fine
15. [ adjective ] (of a contest or contestants) evenly matched
Synonyms: close

"a close contest" "a close election" "a tight game"

Related terms: equal
16. [ adjective ] demanding strict attention to rules and procedures
Synonyms: rigorous stringent

"rigorous discipline" "tight security" "stringent safety measures"

Related terms: demanding
17. [ adjective ] packed closely together

"the stood in a tight little group" "hair in tight curls" "the pub was packed tight"

Related terms: compact
Similar spelling:   ticket