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.
Tight·er n. A ribbon or string used to draw clothes closer. [Obs.]