tight

tight
adjective
1)

a tight grip

Syn:
firm, fast, secure, fixed, clenched
Ant:
relaxed
2)

the rope was tight

Syn:
taut, rigid, stiff, tense, stretched, strained
Ant:
slack
3)

tight jeans

Syn:
tight-fitting, close-fitting, form-fitting, narrow, figure-hugging, skintight; informal sprayed-on
Ant:
loose, baggy
4)

a tight mass of fibers

Syn:
compact, compacted, compressed, dense, solid
Ant:
loose
5)

a tight space

Syn:
small, tiny, narrow, limited, restricted, confined, cramped, constricted, uncomfortable; rare incommodious
Ant:
roomy, generous
6)

tight control over the family's finances

Syn:
strict, rigorous, stringent, tough, rigid, firm, uncompromising
Ant:
lax
7)

a tight schedule

Syn:
busy, rigorous, packed, nonstop
Ant:
open
8)

he's in a tight spot

Syn:
difficult, tricky, delicate, awkward, problematic, worrying, precarious; informal sticky
Ant:
problem-free
9)

a tight piece of writing

Syn:
succinct, concise, pithy, incisive, crisp, condensed, well structured, clean, to the point
Ant:
wordy, flowery
10)

a tight race

Syn:
close, even, evenly matched, well-matched; hard-fought, neck and neck
Ant:
open
11)

money is tight these days

Syn:
limited, restricted, in short supply, scarce, depleted, diminished, low, inadequate, insufficient
Ant:
plentiful, abundant
12)

she is tight with the big movie stars

Syn:
close, friendly, intimate, connected, close-knit, tight-knit, on good terms, buddy-buddy

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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Tight — Tight …   Википедия

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

  • 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

  • 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

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