1. [Adjective]: 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"

2. [Adjective]: of such close construction as to be impermeable; "a tight roof"; "warm in our tight little house"

3. [Adverb]: in an attentive manner; "he remained close on his guard"

4. [Adverb]: firmly or tightly; "held fast to the rope"; "her foot was stuck fast"; "held tight"

5. set so close together as to be invulnerable to penetration; "in tight formation"; "a tight blockade"

6. affected by scarcity and expensive to borrow; "tight money"; "a tight market"

7. demanding strict attention to rules and procedures; "rigorous discipline"; "tight security"; "stringent safety measures"

8. very drunk

9. used of persons or behavior; characterized by or indicative of lack of generosity; "a mean person"; "he left a miserly tip"

10. securely or solidly fixed in place; rigid; "the bolts are tight"

11. pulled or drawn tight; "taut sails"; "a tight drumhead"; "a tight rope"

12. packed closely together; "the stood in a tight little group"; "hair in tight curls"; "the pub was packed tight"

13. exasperatingly difficult to handle or circumvent; "a nasty problem"; "a good man to have on your side in a tight situation"

14. (of a contest or contestants) evenly matched; "a close contest"; "a close election"; "a tight game"

15. pressed tightly together; "with lips compressed"

16. of textiles; "a close weave"; "smooth percale with a very tight weave"

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