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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 tight /ˈtaɪt/

From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Tie, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Tied (Obs. Tight ); p. pr. & vb. n. Tying ]
 1. To fasten with a band or cord and knot; to bind. Tie the kine to the cart.”
    My son, keep thy father's commandment, and forsake not the law of thy mother: bind them continually upon thine heart, and tie them about thy neck.   --Prov. vi. 20,21.
 2. To form, as a knot, by interlacing or complicating a cord; also, to interlace, or form a knot in; as, to tie a cord to a tree; to knit; to knot. “We do not tie this knot with an intention to puzzle the argument.”
 3. To unite firmly; to fasten; to hold.
    In bond of virtuous love together tied.   --Fairfax.
 4. To hold or constrain by authority or moral influence, as by knotted cords; to oblige; to constrain; to restrain; to confine.
 Not tied to rules of policy, you find
 Revenge less sweet than a forgiving mind.   --Dryden.
 5. Mus. To unite, as notes, by a cross line, or by a curved line, or slur, drawn over or under them.
 6. To make an equal score with, in a contest; to be even with.
 To ride and tie. See under Ride.
 To tie down. (a) To fasten so as to prevent from rising. (b) To restrain; to confine; to hinder from action.
 To tie up, to confine; to restrain; to hinder from motion or action.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Tight, v. t. To tighten. [Obs.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Tight, a. [Compar. Tighter superl. Tightest.]
 1. Firmly held together; compact; not loose or open; as, tight cloth; a tight knot.
 2. 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.
 3. Fitting close, or too close, to the body; as, a tight coat or other garment.
 4. Not ragged; whole; neat; tidy.
    Clad very plain, but clean and tight.   --Evelyn.
    I'll spin and card, and keep our children tight.   --Gay.
 5. Close; parsimonious; saving; as, a man tight in his dealings. [Colloq.]
 6. Not slack or loose; firmly stretched; taut; -- applied to a rope, chain, or the like, extended or stretched out.
 7. Handy; adroit; brisk. [Obs.]
 8. Somewhat intoxicated; tipsy. [Slang]
 9. Com. Pressing; stringent; not easy; firmly held; dear; -- said of money or the money market.  Cf. Easy, 7.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Tight obs. p. p. of Tie.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: 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" [ant: loose]
      2: pulled or drawn tight; "taut sails"; "a tight drumhead"; "a
         tight rope" [syn: taut]
      3: set so close together as to be invulnerable to penetration;
         "in tight formation"; "a tight blockade"
      4: pressed tightly together; "with lips compressed" [syn: compressed]
      5: used of persons or behavior; characterized by or indicative
         of lack of generosity; "a mean person"; "he left a miserly
         tip" [syn: mean, mingy, miserly]
      6: affected by scarcity and expensive to borrow; "tight money";
         "a tight market"
      7: of such close construction as to be impermeable; "a tight
         roof"; "warm in our tight little house" [ant: leaky]
      8: of textiles; "a close weave"; "smooth percale with a very
         tight weave" [syn: close]
      9: securely or solidly fixed in place; rigid; "the bolts are
      10: (of a contest or contestants) evenly matched; "a close
          contest"; "a close election"; "a tight game" [syn: close]
      11: very drunk [syn: besotted, blind drunk, blotto, crocked,
           cockeyed, fuddled, loaded, pie-eyed, pissed, pixilated,
           plastered, potty, slopped, sloshed, smashed, soaked,
           soused, sozzled, squiffy, stiff, tiddly, tiddley,
           tipsy, wet]
      12: exasperatingly difficult to handle or circumvent; "a nasty
          problem"; "a good man to have on your side in a tight
          situation" [syn: nasty]
      13: demanding strict attention to rules and procedures;
          "rigorous discipline"; "tight security"; "stringent
          safety measures" [syn: rigorous, stringent]
      14: packed closely together; "the stood in a tight little
          group"; "hair in tight curls"; "the pub was packed tight"
      adv 1: firmly or tightly; "held fast to the rope"; "her foot was
             stuck fast"; "held tight" [syn: fast]
      2: in an attentive manner; "he remained close on his guard"
         [syn: close, closely]