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