tight

  • 1 tight — [tīt] adj. [ME, altered (prob. infl. by toght: see TAUT) < thight < OE thight, strong, akin to ON thēttr, Ger dicht, tight, thick < IE base * tenk , to thicken, congeal > MIr tēcht, coagulated] 1. Obs. dense 2. so close or compact in… …

    English World dictionary

  • 2 Tight — Tight, a. [Compar. {Tighter} (t[imac]t [ e]r); superl. {Tightest}.] [OE. tight, thiht; probably of Scand. origin; cf. Icel. [thorn][=e]ttr, Dan. t[ae]t, Sw. t[ a]t: akin to D. & G. dicht thick, tight, and perhaps to E. thee to thrive, or to thick …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 tight — 1 Tight, taut, tense are comparable chiefly in their basic senses in which they mean drawn or stretched to the point where there is no looseness or slackness. Tight implies a drawing around or about something in a way that constricts or binds it… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 4 tight — tight; tight·en; tight·en·er; tight·ish; tight·ly; tight·ness; un·tight; air·tight·ness; gas·tight·ness; oil·tight·ness; up·tight·ness; wa·ter·tight·ness; weath·er·tight·ness; …

    English syllables

  • 5 tight — tight, tightly Tight is used as an adverb in combination with a number of verbs, primarily in commands or instructions: hold tight, sit tight, sleep tight. It also occurs as the first element in a few compound adjectives, e.g. tight fisted, tight …

    Modern English usage

  • 6 tight — (adj.) mid 15c., dense, close, compact, from M.E. thight, from O.N. þettr watertight, close in texture, solid, from P.Gmc. *thenkhtuz (Cf. second element in O.E. meteþiht stout from eating; M.H.G. dihte dense, thick, Ger. dicht dense, tight,… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 7 tight — ► ADJECTIVE 1) fixed, closed, or fastened firmly. 2) (of clothes) close fitting. 3) well sealed against something such as water or air. 4) (of a rope, fabric, or surface) stretched so as to leave no slack. 5) (of an area or space) allowing little …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 Tight — Tight …

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  • 9 Tight A$ — Song by John Lennon from the album Mind Games Released 16 November 1973 Recorded July–August 1973 Genre Rock …

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  • 10 tight — [adj1] close, snug bound, clasped, closefitting, compact, constricted, contracted, cramped, crowded, dense, drawn, enduring, established, fast, firm, fixed, hidebound, inflexible, invulnerable, narrow, quick, rigid, secure, set, skintight, solid …

    New thesaurus

  • 11 tight´en|er — tight|en «TY tuhn», transitive verb. to make tight or tighter: »He tightened his belt. –v.i. to become tight or tighter: »The rope tightened as I pulled on it. –tight´en|er, noun …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 12 tight|en — «TY tuhn», transitive verb. to make tight or tighter: »He tightened his belt. –v.i. to become tight or tighter: »The rope tightened as I pulled on it. –tight´en|er, noun …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 13 Tight — (t[imac]t), obs. p. p. of {Tie}. Spenser. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 14 Tight — Tight, v. t. To tighten. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 15 -tight — [tīt] 〚/span> TIGHT〛 suffix combining form not letting (something specified) in or out [airtight, watertight] * * * …

    Universalium

  • 16 Tight — [ta̮it], die; , s [engl. tight = eng]: eng anliegende Sporthose …

    Universal-Lexikon

  • 17 tight — s.m.inv. ES ingl. {{wmetafile0}} TS abbigl. abito maschile da cerimonia, da giorno, con giacca nera attillata a code e calzoni a righine verticali grigie e nere {{line}} {{/line}} VARIANTI: tait. DATA: 1870. ETIMO: ingl. tight propr. attillato,… …

    Dizionario italiano

  • 18 -tight — [tīt] [< TIGHT] suffix combining form not letting (something specified) in or out [airtight, watertight] …

    English World dictionary

  • 19 tight — index cohesive (compact), compact (dense), fixed (securely placed), illiberal, impervious, parsimonious …

    Law dictionary

  • 20 tight — /ingl. taɪt/ [vc. ingl., che significa «stretto, attillato»] s. m. inv. finanziera □ redingote (fr.), stiffelius …

    Sinonimi e Contrari. Terza edizione


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