Definition of "tight" []

  • Fixed or fastened firmly in place: a tight lid; tight screws; a tight knot. (adjective)
  • Stretched or drawn out fully: a tight wire; a tight drumhead. (adjective)
  • Of such close construction as to be impermeable: cloth tight enough to hold water; warm in our tight little cabin. (adjective)
  • Leaving little empty space through compression; compact: a tight suitcase; a tight weave. (adjective)
  • Affording little spare time; full: a tight schedule. (adjective)
  • Stretched or drawn so as not to be loose; taut (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Fitting or covering in a close manner (adjective)
  • Held, made, fixed, or closed firmly and securely (adjective)
  • Of close and compact construction or organization, esp so as to be impervious to water, air, etc (adjective)
  • (in combination) (adjective)
  • Unyielding or stringent (adjective)
  • Cramped or constricted (adjective)
  • Mean or miserly (adjective)
  • Difficult and problematic (adjective)
  • Hardly profitable (adjective)
  • (of a commodity) difficult to obtain; in excess demand (adjective)
  • (of funds, money, etc) difficult and expensive to borrow because of high demand or restrictive monetary policy (adjective)
  • (of markets) characterized by excess demand or scarcity with prices tending to rise (adjective)
  • (of a match or game) very close or even (adjective)
  • (of a team or group, esp of a pop group) playing well together, in a disciplined coordinated way (adjective)
  • Drunk (adjective)
  • (of a person) showing tension (adjective)
  • Neat (adjective)
  • In a close, firm, or secure way (adverb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "tight" in a sentence
  • "John's mind had to speculate vaguely whether or not Desmond knew the nature of the tight place -- _tight_ was such a very descriptive adjective -- out of which he had pulled Scaife."
  • "Rita Moran was waiting for him, her expression tight with anger and frustration."
  • "As they get exposed over to the California coastline, we're going to see what we refer to as a tight pressure gradient."