Associations to the word «Taut»


TAUT, adjective. Tight; under tension, as in a rope or bow string.
TAUT, adjective. Experiencing stress or anxiety.
TAUT, adjective. Containing only relevant parts, brief and controlled.
TAUT HAND, noun. (nautical) (dated) An officer who is severe in discipline.
TAUT HANDS, noun. Plural of taut hand

Dictionary definition

TAUT, adjective. Pulled or drawn tight; "taut sails"; "a tight drumhead"; "a tight rope".
TAUT, adjective. Subjected to great tension; stretched tight; "the skin of his face looked drawn and tight"; "her nerves were taut as the strings of a bow".

Wise words

It is better wither to be silent, or to say things of more value than silence. Sooner throw a pearl at hazard than an idle or useless word; and do not say a little in many words, but a great deal in a few.