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tight

tight

 
 
pronunciation:
taIt
parts of speech:
adjective, adverb
phrases:
sit tight, hold tight, sleep tight
features:
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: tighter, tightest
definition 1: securely fastened, shut, or fixed in place.
a tight knot
synonyms:
fast, secure
antonyms:
loose
similar words:
firm, fixed, immovable, solid, stable, stationary
definition 2: close or constricted in fit, timing, or the like.
a tight shoea tight schedulea tight racea tight turn
synonyms:
close, constricted, snug
antonyms:
loose
similar words:
crammed, cramped, jammed, narrow, near, nip and tuck, stringent
definition 3: closely woven, fitted, or structured so as to be impermeable or impervious.
a tight seala tight argument
synonyms:
close, firm
antonyms:
loose
similar words:
airtight, dense, impenetrable, impermeable, impervious, proof, resistant, secure, solid, watertight
definition 4: stretched taut.
a tight ropea tight grin
synonyms:
stretched, taut, tense
antonyms:
loose, slack
similar words:
rigid, stiff, unrelaxed
definition 5: in short supply or difficult to obtain.
tight moneyCredit has been tight recently.
synonyms:
scant, scarce
antonyms:
abundant, plentiful
similar words:
deficient, exiguous, inadequate, insufficient, meager, poor, scanty, skimpy, sparse
definition 6: difficult to manage or get out of.
a tight corner
similar words:
difficult, touchy, tough, tricky, troublesome
definition 7: concise or compact.
in tight order
synonyms:
compact, concise
similar words:
exact, firm, straightforward, succinct
definition 8: (informal) reluctant to spend or share; stingy.
tight with his money
synonyms:
cheap, close-fisted, miserly, niggardly, penny-pinching, stingy, tightfisted
similar words:
begrudging, cheeseparing, frugal, parsimonious, penurious, scrimping, selfish, sparing, thrifty, ungenerous
definition 9: (slang) drunk.
synonyms:
blind, drunk, juiced, plastered, smashed, stoned, tipsy
similar words:
high, inebriated, loaded, zonked
definition 10: (informal) close; intimate.
After the war, we became very tight.
synonyms:
close, intimate
similar words:
fast, friendly, near
 
part of speech: adverb
inflections: tighter, tightest
definition: in a tight fashion; securely; firmly.
Her eyes were shut tight.We stretched the rope tight.She held her baby tighter.
synonyms:
fast, firm, securely
antonyms:
loose
similar words:
closely, firmly, snugly
phrase: sit tight
phrase: hold tight
phrase: sleep tight
derivations: tightly (adv.), tightness (n.)
Word Builder: tight +
  • tighten:
    to make tight or tighter.
  • tightness:
    the condition of being tight.