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tight

tight

 
pronunciation:
taIt
parts of speech:
adjective, adverb
phrases:
hold tight, sleep tight, sit tight
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: tighter, tightest
definition 1: fastened or shut in a secure way; fixed in place.
I made a tight knot so my shoes would stay tied.
synonyms:
fast, secure
antonyms:
loose
similar words:
firm, fixed, solid, stable, stationary
definition 2: close in fit or timing.
I need new shoes because these old ones are too tight.I need to rush because I'm on a tight schedule.
synonyms:
close, constricted, snug
antonyms:
loose
similar words:
crammed, jammed, narrow, near
definition 3: closely fitted or made so that nothing can pass through.
This window has a tight seal so that heat cannot escape in the winter.
synonyms:
firm
similar words:
airtight, dense, proof, secure, solid
definition 4: stretched out; taut.
We used tight ropes to hold down our tent during the storm.
synonyms:
stretched, taut, tense
antonyms:
slack
similar words:
rigid, stiff
definition 5: difficult to manage or get out of.
She found herself in a tight position after she lied to her brother.
similar words:
difficult, touchy, tough, tricky
definition 6: (informal) not willing to spend or share.
Mr. Scrooge was rich, but he was tight with his money.
synonyms:
cheap, stingy
similar words:
frugal, scrimping, selfish
 
part of speech: adverb
inflections: tighter, tightest
definition: in a firm, close, or secure way.
Her eyes were shut tight.We stretched the rope tight.She held her baby tight.The glue held the pieces together tight.
synonyms:
fast, securely
similar words:
closely, snugly
phrase: hold tight
phrase: sleep tight
phrase: sit tight
derivations: tightly (adv.), tightness (n.)
Word Builder: tight +
  • tighten:
    to make tight or tighter.
  • tightness:
    the condition of being tight.