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Definition 1: closely constrained or constricted or constricting - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where tight or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

(tight is similar to ...) so tight as to tend to choke

"a choky collar"

(tight is similar to ...) closed or squeezed together tightly

"a clenched fist" "his clenched (or clinched) teeth"

(tight is similar to ...) fitting closely but comfortably

"a close fit"

(tight is similar to ...) so tight as to cling to the skin

"skintight jeans"

(tight is similar to ...) fitting snugly

"a tightly-fitting cover" "tight-fitting clothes"

(tight is similar to ...) clamped as in a vise

"a viselike grip"

(means also ...) of such close construction as to be impermeable

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

(means also ...) taut or rigid; stretched tight

"tense piano strings"

Definition 2: of such close construction as to be impermeable - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where tight or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a tight roof
  • warm in our tight little house

(tight is similar to ...) not allowing air or gas to pass in or out

(tight is similar to ...) not allowing water to pass in or out

(tight is similar to ...) well and tightly constructed

"a snug house" "a snug little sailboat"

(tight is similar to ...) not permitting the passage of water

(tight is similar to ...) not subject to leaks

(tight is similar to ...) completely sealed; completely airtight

(tight is similar to ...) designed to prevent dripping

"a dripless faucet" "dripless candles"

(means also ...) 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"

(means also ...) preventing especially liquids to pass or diffuse through

"impermeable stone" "an impermeable layer of scum" "a coat impermeable to rain"

(means also ...) fit for a sea voyage

Definition 3: firmly or closely - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where tight or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for tight in the sense of this definition

Definition 4: in an attentive manner - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where tight or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he remained close on his guard

Synonyms for tight in the sense of this definition

Definition 5: pressed tightly together - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where tight or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • with lips compressed

Synonyms for tight in the sense of this definition

(tight is similar to ...) used especially of mouth or eyes

"he sat quietly with closed eyes" "his eyes were shut against the sunlight"

Definition 6: packed closely together - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where tight or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

(tight is similar to ...) closely and firmly united or packed together

"compact soil" "compact clusters of flowers"

Definition 7: demanding strict attention to rules and procedures - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where tight or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • rigorous discipline
  • tight security
  • stringent safety measures

Synonyms for tight in the sense of this definition

(tight is similar to ...) requiring more than usually expected or thought due; especially great patience and effort and skill

"found the job very demanding" "a baby can be so demanding"

Definition 8: exasperatingly difficult to handle or circumvent - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where tight or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for tight in the sense of this definition

(tight is similar to ...) not easy; requiring great physical or mental effort to accomplish or comprehend or endure

"a difficult task" "nesting places on the cliffs are difficult of access" "difficult times" "why is it so hard for you to keep a secret?"

Definition 9: (of a contest or contestants) evenly matched - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where tight or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a close contest
  • a close election
  • a tight game

Synonyms for tight in the sense of this definition

(tight is similar to ...) having the same quantity, value, or measure as another

"on equal terms" "all men are equal before the law"

Definition 10: of textiles - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where tight or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for tight in the sense of this definition

(tight is similar to ...) of textures that are smooth to the touch or substances consisting of relatively small particles

"wood with a fine grain" "fine powdery snow" "fine rain" "batiste is a cotton fabric with a fine weave" "covered with a fine film of dust"

Definition 11: very drunk - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Synonyms for tight in the sense of this definition

(tight is similar to ...) stupefied or excited by a chemical substance (especially alcohol)

"a noisy crowd of intoxicated sailors" "helplessly inebriated"

(tight is used in the usage domain ...) a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves)

"they don't speak our lingo"

Definition 12: set so close together as to be invulnerable to penetration - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where tight or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • in tight formation
  • a tight blockade

(tight is similar to ...) immune to attack; impregnable

"gunners raked the beach from invulnerable positions on the cliffs"

Definition 13: affected by scarcity and expensive to borrow - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where tight or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • tight money
  • a tight market

(tight is similar to ...) deficient in quantity or number compared with the demand

"fresh vegetables were scarce during the drought"

(tight belongs to category ...) the branch of social science that deals with the production and distribution and consumption of goods and services and their management

Definition 14: securely or solidly fixed in place; rigid - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where tight or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the bolts are tight

(tight is similar to ...) not likely to fail or give way

"the lock was secure" "a secure foundation" "a secure hold on her wrist"

Definition 15: (used of persons or behavior) characterized by or indicative of lack of generosity - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where tight or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a mean person
  • he left a miserly tip

Synonyms for tight in the sense of this definition

(tight is similar to ...) unwilling to spend (money, time, resources, etc.)

"she practices economy without being stingy" "an ungenerous response to the appeal for funds"

Definition 16: pulled or drawn tight - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where tight or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • taut sails
  • a tight drumhead
  • a tight rope

Synonyms for tight in the sense of this definition

(tight is similar to ...) taut or rigid; stretched tight

"tense piano strings"

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