Associations to the word «Tight»


TIGHT, adjective. Firmly held together; compact; not loose or open.
TIGHT, adjective. Fitting close, or too close, to the body.
TIGHT, adjective. Of a space, etc, narrow, so that it is difficult for something or someone to pass through it.
TIGHT, adjective. Of a turn, sharp, so that the timeframe for making it is narrow and following it is difficult.
TIGHT, adjective. Under high tension.
TIGHT, adjective. Well-rehearsed and accurate in execution.
TIGHT, adjective. Lacking holes; difficult to penetrate; waterproof.
TIGHT, adjective. (slang) Intoxicated; drunk or acting like being drunk.
TIGHT, adjective. (colloquial) Intimately friendly.
TIGHT, adjective. (slang) Extraordinarily great or special.
TIGHT, adjective. (slang) (British (regional)) Mean; unfair; unkind.
TIGHT, adjective. (slang) (usually derogatory) Miserly or frugal.
TIGHT, adjective. (colloquial) Scarce, hard to come by.
TIGHT, adjective. Not conceding many goals.
TIGHT, adjective. (obsolete) Not ragged; whole; neat; tidy.
TIGHT, adjective. (obsolete) Handy; adroit; brisk.
TIGHT, adjective. (poker) Of a player, who plays very few hands.
TIGHT, adjective. (poker) Using a strategy which involves playing very few hands.
TIGHT, adverb. Firmly, so as not to come loose easily.
TIGHT, adverb. Soundly.
TIGHT, verb. (obsolete) To tighten.
TIGHT AS A DRUM, adjective. Completely tight.
TIGHT AS A DRUM, adjective. Wholly free from leaks, cracks, etc.
TIGHT AS A DUCK'S ARSE, adjective. (simile) Extremely tight, mean, excessively thrifty
TIGHT AS A DUCK'S ASS, adjective. (US) (slang) (vulgar) Extremely tight (in various senses: secure, stingy, etc.).
TIGHT AS A TICK, adjective. Drunk, inebriated.
TIGHT AS A TICK, adjective. Fully inflated; swollen near to bursting.
TIGHT AS A TICK, adjective. Unwilling to spend money.
TIGHT BUILDING SYNDROME, noun. Sick building syndrome
TIGHT END, noun. (American football) The position at the end of the offensive line whose primary jobs are to block and serve as a short receiver.
TIGHT END, noun. (American football) A player playing the position of tight end.
TIGHT ENDS, noun. Plural of tight end
TIGHT FIVE, noun. (rugby) The five forwards who form the front row and the second row in the scrum.
TIGHT FIVES, noun. Plural of tight five
TIGHT JUNCTION, noun. (biology) An intercellular junction between epithelial cells whose membranes join together forming a virtual impermeable barrier to fluid
TIGHT JUNCTIONS, noun. Plural of tight junction
TIGHT LIPS, noun. (idiomatic) Of a person, silence or reticence.
TIGHT LOOP, noun. (programming) In assembly languages, a loop which contains few instructions and iterates many times.
TIGHT LOOP, noun. (programming) Such a loop which heavily uses I/O or processing resources, failing to adequately share them with other programs running in the operating system.
TIGHT LOOPS, noun. Plural of tight loop
TIGHT MONEY, noun. (economics) A monetary policy that makes money, credit, or both readily available to some borrowers.
TIGHT ROPE, noun. Alternative spelling of tightrope
TIGHT SCRATCH, noun. (archaic) A combat requiring arduous effort.
TIGHT SHIP, noun. (idiomatic) a well-organized and highly disciplined organization
TIGHT SHIPS, noun. Plural of tight ship
TIGHT SPOT, noun. (idiomatic) a difficult position
TIGHT WHITES, noun. Alternative form of tighty whities

Dictionary definition

TIGHT, adverb. Firmly or closely; "held fast to the rope"; "her foot was stuck fast"; "held tight".
TIGHT, adverb. In an attentive manner; "he remained close on his guard".
TIGHT, 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".
TIGHT, adjective. Pulled or drawn tight; "taut sails"; "a tight drumhead"; "a tight rope".
TIGHT, adjective. Set so close together as to be invulnerable to penetration; "in tight formation"; "a tight blockade".
TIGHT, adjective. Pressed tightly together; "with lips compressed".
TIGHT, adjective. (used of persons or behavior) characterized by or indicative of lack of generosity; "a mean person"; "he left a miserly tip".
TIGHT, adjective. Affected by scarcity and expensive to borrow; "tight money"; "a tight market".
TIGHT, adjective. Of such close construction as to be impermeable; "a tight roof"; "warm in our tight little house".
TIGHT, adjective. Of textiles; "a close weave"; "smooth percale with a very tight weave".
TIGHT, adjective. Securely or solidly fixed in place; rigid; "the bolts are tight".
TIGHT, adjective. (of a contest or contestants) evenly matched; "a close contest"; "a close election"; "a tight game".
TIGHT, adjective. Very drunk.
TIGHT, adjective. Exasperatingly difficult to handle or circumvent; "a nasty problem"; "a good man to have on your side in a tight situation".
TIGHT, adjective. Demanding strict attention to rules and procedures; "rigorous discipline"; "tight security"; "stringent safety measures".
TIGHT, adjective. Packed closely together; "they stood in a tight little group"; "hair in tight curls"; "the pub was packed tight".

Wise words

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