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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)

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.

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."