From Middle English thight, thiht, from Old English *þīht, *þiht (attested in meteþiht) and Old Norse þéttr, both from Proto-Germanic *þinhtaz, from Proto-Indo-European *tenkt- (“dense, thick, tight”), from Proto-Indo-European *ten- (“to stretch, pull”). Cognate with Scots ticht, West Frisian ticht, Danish tæt, Norwegian tett, tjett, Swedish tät, Dutch dicht, German dicht.
- Pushed or pulled together.
- My socks are too tight.
- Of a space, etc, narrow, so that it is difficult for something or someone to pass through it.
- The passageway was so tight we could barely get through.
- They flew in a tight formation.
- Of a turn, sharp, so that the timeframe for making it is narrow and following it is difficult.
- The mountain pass was made dangerous by its many tight corners.
- Under high tension.
- Make sure to pull the rope tight.
- 2011 November 10, Jeremy Wilson, “England Under 21 5 Iceland Under 21 0: match report”, Telegraph:
- The only negative from a comfortable first-half was the sight of Aston Villa’s Nathan Delfouneso being withdrawn with a tight hamstring after only 11 minutes.
- Well-rehearsed and accurate in execution.
- Their marching band is extremely tight.
- (slang) Intoxicated; drunk or acting like being drunk.
- We went drinking and got tight.
- (colloquial) Intimately friendly.
- We've grown tighter over the years.
- (slang) Extraordinarily great or special.
- That is one tight bicycle!
- (slang, UK) Unfair; unkind.
- Don't do that. That's tight.
- (slang, usually derogatory) Miserly or frugal.
- He's a bit tight with his money
- (colloquial) Scarce, hard to come by.
- I grew up in a poor neighborhood; money was very tight, but we made do.
- (poker) A player who plays very few hands
- (poker) A strategy which involves playing very few hands
- (pushed/pulled together): close, serried (of ranks), tight-fitting (of clothes)
- (narrow): narrow
- (under high tension): taut, tense, under tension
- (well-rehearsed and accurate): polished, precise
- (intimately friendly): close, close-knit, intimate
- (slang: intoxicated): See Wikisaurus:drunk
- (slang: extraordinarily great or special): ace, cool, fab, rad, slick
- (pushed/pulled together): baggy (of clothing or other material), loose, sagging, saggy, slack
- (narrow): broad, capacious, open, roomy, spacious, wide
- (under high tension): loose, relaxed, slack
- (well-rehearsed and accurate): slack, slapdash, sloppy
- (slang: extraordinarily great or special): crap, naff, pathetic, rubbish
- Firmly, so as not to come loose easily.
- Make sure the lid is closed tight.
- Good night, sleep tight.
tight m (invariable)