tight: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (tīt), [key]
— adj. adv., -er, -est, -er, -est.
- firmly or closely fixed in place; not easily moved; secure: a tight knot.
- drawn or stretched so as to be tense; taut.
- affording little or no extra room; fitting closely, esp. too closely: a tight collar.
- difficult to deal with or manage: to be in a tight situation.
- of such close or compacted texture, or fitted together so closely, as to be impervious to water, air, steam, etc.: a good, tight roof.
- concise; terse: a tight style of writing.
- firm; rigid: his tight control of the company.
- carefully arranged or organized and full; affording little leeway; compact: a tight schedule.
- nearly even; close: a tight race.
- The strikers are tight in their refusal to accept the proposed contract.
- close, as friends; familiar or intimate.
- united:The strikers are tight in their refusal to accept the proposed contract.
- parsimonious; stingy.
- drunk; tipsy.
- characterized by scarcity or eager demand; costly; limited; restricted: a tight job market; tight money.
- (of a newspaper) having more news available than is required for or utilizable in a particular issue.
- inside (def. 20).
- competent or skillful.
- neatly or well built or made.
- in a tight manner; closely; firmly; securely; tensely: Shut the door tight. The shirt fit tight across the shoulders.
- soundly or deeply: to sleep tight.
- to take no action.
- tight (Thesaurus)