Firmly held together; compact; not loose or open; as, tight cloth; a tight knot.
- Fixed or fastened firmly in place: a tight lid; tight screws; a tight knot.
- Stretched or drawn out fully: a tight wire; a tight drumhead.
- Of such close construction as to be impermeable: cloth tight enough to hold water; warm in our tight little cabin.
- Leaving little empty space through compression; compact: a tight suitcase; a tight weave.
- Affording little spare time; full: a tight schedule.
- Closely reasoned or concise: a tight argument; a tight style of writing.
- Fitting close or too close to the skin; snug: a tight collar; a fit that was much too tight.
- Slang Personally close; intimate: "me and the D.A., who happen to be very tight with one another” ( Tom Wolfe).
- Experiencing a feeling of constriction: a tight feeling in the chest.
- Reluctant to spend or give; stingy.
- Obtainable with difficulty or only at a high price: tight money.
- Affected by scarcity: a tight market.
- Difficult to deal with or get out of: a tight spot.
- Barely profitable: a tight bargain.
- Closely contested; close: a tight match.
- Chiefly British Neat and trim in appearance or arrangement.
- Marked by full control over elements or subordinates; firm: tight management; a tight orchestral performance.
- Slang Intoxicated; drunk.
- Baseball Inside.
- Firmly; securely.
- Soundly: sleep tight.
- Snugly or with constriction: My shoes are laced too tight.