(adj.) affected by scarcity and expensive to borrow; 'tight money'; 'a tight market' .

(adj.) packed closely together; 'they stood in a tight little group'; 'hair in tight curls'; 'the pub was packed tight' .

(adj.) of such close construction as to be impermeable; 'a tight roof'; 'warm in our tight little house' .

(adj.) 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' .

(adj.) securely or solidly fixed in place; rigid; 'the bolts are tight' .

(adj.) set so close together as to be invulnerable to penetration; 'in tight formation'; 'a tight blockade' .

安迪编辑--From WordNet


(-) of Tie

(-) p. p. of Tie.

(superl.) Firmly held together; compact; not loose or open; as, tight cloth; a tight knot.

(superl.) Close, so as not to admit the passage of a liquid or other fluid; not leaky; as, a tight ship; a tight cask; a tight room; -- often used in this sense as the second member of a compound; as, water-tight; air-tight.

(superl.) Fitting close, or too close, to the body; as, a tight coat or other garment.

(superl.) Not ragged; whole; neat; tidy.

(superl.) Close; parsimonious; saving; as, a man tight in his dealings.

(superl.) Not slack or loose; firmly stretched; taut; -- applied to a rope, chain, or the like, extended or stretched out.

(superl.) Handy; adroit; brisk.

(superl.) Somewhat intoxicated; tipsy.

(superl.) Pressing; stringent; not easy; firmly held; dear; -- said of money or the money market. Cf. Easy, 7.

(v. t.) To tighten.



a. [1]. Close, fast, not open, not leaky.[2]. Close-fitting, not loose.[3]. Tense, stretched, taught, not slack.[4]. [Colloquial.] Fuddled, boozy, disguised, drunk, maudlin, mellow, in liquor, SLEWED, GROGGY, high, in one's cups, HALF SEAS OVER, somewhat intoxicated, THREE SHEETS IN THE WIND.[5]. [Colloquial, U. S.] Stringent (as the money market).[6]. [Colloquial, U. S.] Parsimonious, stingy, penurious, hard, close-fisted.



SYN:Firm, compact, fast, close, tidy, neat, smart, natty, tense, stretched

ANT:Loose, incompact, open, flowing, loose-fitting, large, untidy, lax, relaxed



adj. close: compact: rigid: hampered from want of money: snug trim: not leaky: fitting closely also too closely: scarce not easily obtainable: (coll.) unwilling to part with money: tipsy: not loose or free in treatment.—v.t. Tight′en to make tight or tighter: to straiten.—v.i. to grow tight or tighter.—n. Tight′ener one who or that which tightens: (anat.) a tensor: (slang) a heavy meal.—adv. Tight′ly.—ns. Tight′ness; Tight′rope a tightly-stretched rope on which rope-dancers perform.—n.pl. Tights a garment often of silk closely fitting the body or at least the legs worn by acrobats dancers &c.

pa.t. and pa.p. of tie.



n. An habiliment of the stage designed to reinforce the general acclamation of the press agent with a particular publicity. Public attention was once somewhat diverted from this garment to Miss Lillian Russell's refusal to wear it and many were the conjectures as to her motive the guess of Miss Pauline Hall showing a high order of ingenuity and sustained reflection. It was Miss Hall's belief that nature had not endowed Miss Russell with beautiful legs. This theory was impossible of acceptance by the male understanding but the conception of a faulty female leg was of so prodigious originality as to rank among the most brilliant feats of philosophical speculation! It is strange that in all the controversy regarding Miss Russell's aversion to tights no one seems to have thought to ascribe it to what was known among the ancients as 'modesty. ' The nature of that sentiment is now imperfectly understood and possibly incapable of exposition with the vocabulary that remains to us. The study of lost arts has however been recently revived and some of the arts themselves recovered. This is an epoch of renaissances and there is ground for hope that the primitive 'blush ' may be dragged from its hiding-place amongst the tombs of antiquity and hissed on to the stage.





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