HyperDic: tight

English > 16 senses of the word tight:
ADJECTIVEalltightclosely constrained or constricted or constricting
alltight, tautpulled or drawn tight
alltightset so close together as to be invulnerable to penetration
alltight, compressedpressed tightly together
alltight, mean, mingy, miserly(used of persons or behavior / behavior) characterized by or indicative of lack of generosity / generosity
alltightaffected by scarcity and expensive to borrow
alltightof such close construction as to be impermeable
alltight, closeof textiles
alltightsecurely or solidly fixed in place
alltight, close(of a contest or contestants) evenly matched
alltight, besotted, blind drunk, blotto, crocked, cockeyed, fuddled, loaded, pie-eyed, pissed, pixilated, plastered, slopped, sloshed, smashed, soaked, soused, sozzled, squiffy, stiff, wetvery drunk
alltight, nastyexasperatingly difficult to handle or circumvent
alltight, rigorous, stringentdemanding strict / strict attention to rules and procedures
alltightpacked closely together
ADVERBalltight, fastfirmly or closely
alltight, close, closelyin an attentive manner
tight > pronunciation
Soundstay't
Rhymesacolyte ... write: 181 rhymes with ayt...
English > tight: 16 senses > adjective 1
MeaningClosely constrained or constricted or constricting.
Examples
  • "tight skirts"
  • "he hated tight starched collars"
  • "fingers closed in a tight fist"
  • "a tight feeling in his chest"
NarrowerchokySo tight as to tend to choke
clenched, clinchedClosed or squeezed together tightly
close, snug, close-fittingfitting closely but comfortably
skintight, skin-tightSo tight as to cling to the skin
tight-fitting, tightfitting, tight fitting, tightly fitting, skinnyfitting snugly
viselikeclamped as in a vise
See alsotensetaut or rigid
tightOf such close construction as to be impermeable
Oppositeloosenot tight
Spanishapretado
Catalanajustat
Nounstightnessa tight feeling in some part of the body
Adverbstightlyin a tight or constricted manner
English > tight: 16 senses > adjective 2
MeaningPulled or drawn tight.
Examples
  • "a tight drumhead"
  • "a tight rope"
Synonymtaut
Broadertensetaut or rigid
Spanishapretado, tenso, tirante
Catalanajustat, tibant
Nounstightnesslack of movement or room for movement
English > tight: 16 senses > adjective 3
MeaningSet so close together as to be invulnerable to penetration.
Examples
  • "in tight formation"
  • "a tight blockade"
Broaderinvulnerableimmune to attack / attack
Nounstightnessthe spatial property of being crowded together
English > tight: 16 senses > adjective 4
MeaningPressed tightly together.
Synonymcompressed
Broaderclosed, shutUsed especially of mouth or eyes
Spanishapretado, comprimido, prieto
Catalanajustat, atapeït, comprimit
English > tight: 16 senses > adjective 5
Meaning(used of persons or behavior / behavior) characterized by or indicative of lack of generosity / generosity.
Synonymsmean, mingy, miserly
Broaderstingy, ungenerousUnwilling to spend
Spanishmezquino, miserable, ruin
Catalangarrepa, mesquí, miserable, roí
Nounstightnessextreme / extreme stinginess
English > tight: 16 senses > adjective 6
Meaningaffected by scarcity and expensive to borrow.
Examples
  • "tight money"
  • "a tight market"
Categoryeconomics, economic science, political economyThe branch of social science that deals with the production and distribution and consumption of goods and services and their management
BroaderscarceDeficient in quantity or number compared with the demand
Catalanescàs
Nounstightnessa state occasioned by scarcity of money and a shortage / shortage of credit
English > tight: 16 senses > adjective 7
MeaningOf such close construction as to be impermeable.
Examples
  • "a tight roof"
  • "warm in our tight little house"
Narrowerairtight, air-tight, gas-tightnot allowing air or gas to pass in or out
driplessdesigned to prevent dripping
hermeticCompletely sealed
leakproofnot subject to leaks
rainproof, waterproof, waterproofednot permitting the passage of water
snugWell and tightly constructed
watertightnot allowing water to pass in or out
See alsoimpermeablepreventing especially liquids / liquids to pass or diffuse through
seaworthyfit for a sea voyage
tightClosely constrained or constricted or constricting
Oppositeleakypermitting the unwanted passage of fluids or gases
Spanishimpermeable
English > tight: 16 senses > adjective 8
MeaningOf textiles.
Example "smooth percale with a very tight weave"
Synonymclose
BroaderfineOf textures that are smooth to the touch or substances consisting of relatively small particles
English > tight: 16 senses > adjective 9
MeaningSecurely or solidly fixed in place; rigid.
Example"the bolts are tight"
Broadersecurenot likely to fail or give ... / give way
Spanishfijo, firme
Catalanferm, fixe
Adverbstightlysecurely fixed or fastened
English > tight: 16 senses > adjective 10
Meaning(of a contest or contestants) evenly matched.
Example "a tight game"
Synonymclose
BroaderequalHaving the same quantity, value, or measure as another
Spanishajustado
Catalanajustat
English > tight: 16 senses > adjective 11
MeaningVery drunk.
Synonymsbesotted, blind drunk, blotto, crocked, cockeyed, fuddled, loaded, pie-eyed, pissed, pixilated, plastered, slopped, sloshed, smashed, soaked, soused, sozzled, squiffy, stiff, wet
Broaderintoxicated, drunk, inebriated, ripped, gonestupefied or excited by a chemical substance (especially alcohol)
Usage ofslang, cant, jargon, lingo, argot, patois, vernacularA characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves)
Spanishachispado, ajumado, borracho, ciego, curda, curdela, mamado, pedo, piripí, trompa
Catalanborratxo, gat, mamat, mullat, pet, pilloc, pitof, trompa, xop
English > tight: 16 senses > adjective 12
Meaningexasperatingly difficult to handle or circumvent.
Example "a good man to have on your side in a tight situation"
Synonymnasty
Broaderdifficult, hardnot easy
English > tight: 16 senses > adjective 13
Meaningdemanding strict / strict attention to rules and procedures.
Example "tight security"
Synonymsrigorous, stringent
Broaderdemandingrequiring more than usually expected or thought due
Spanishestricta, estricto, riguroso, severo
Catalanestricte, rigurós, sever
English > tight: 16 senses > adjective 14
Meaningpacked closely together.
Examples
  • "they stood in a tight little group"
  • "hair in tight curls"
  • "the pub was packed tight"
BroadercompactClosely and firmly united or packed together
Spanishapretado, denso
English > tight: 16 senses > adverb 1
Meaningfirmly or closely.
Example "held tight"
Synonymfast
Spanishapretado, fuertemente, rápidamente
English > tight: 16 senses > adverb 2
MeaningIn an attentive manner.
Synonymsclose, closely

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