- [adverb] firmly or tightly; "held fast to the rope"; "her foot was stuck fast"; "held tight"
- [adverb] in an attentive manner; "he remained close on his guard"
Synonyms: close, closely
- [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"
- [adjective] pulled or drawn tight; "taut sails"; "a tight drumhead"; "a tight rope"
- [adjective] set so close together as to be invulnerable to penetration; "in tight formation"; "a tight blockade"
- [adjective] pressed tightly together; "with lips compressed"
- [adjective] used of persons or behavior; characterized by or indicative of lack of generosity; "a mean person"; "he left a miserly tip"
Synonyms: mean, mingy, miserly
- [adjective] affected by scarcity and expensive to borrow; "tight money"; "a tight market"
- [adjective] of such close construction as to be impermeable; "a tight roof"; "warm in our tight little house"
- [adjective] of textiles; "a close weave"; "smooth percale with a very tight weave"
- [adjective] securely or solidly fixed in place; rigid; "the bolts are tight"
- [adjective] (of a contest or contestants) evenly matched; "a close contest"; "a close election"; "a tight game"
- [adjective] very drunk
Synonyms: besotted, blind drunk, blotto, crocked, cockeyed, fuddled, loaded, pie-eyed, pissed, pixilated, plastered, potty, slopped, sloshed, smashed, soaked, soused, sozzled, squiffy, stiff, tiddly, tiddley, tipsy, wet
- [adjective] exasperatingly difficult to handle or circumvent; "a nasty problem"; "a good man to have on your side in a tight situation"
- [adjective] demanding strict attention to rules and procedures; "rigorous discipline"; "tight security"; "stringent safety measures"
Synonyms: rigorous, stringent
- [adjective] packed closely together; "the stood in a tight little group"; "hair in tight curls"; "the pub was packed tight"