Something that is shut tight is shut very firmly. I keep the flour and sugar in individual jars, sealed tight with their glass lids She kept her eyes tight closed. + tightly tight·ly Pemberton frowned and closed his eyes tightly
Describes a wine's structure, concentration or body Although a temporary condition that is most common with younger wines that have high aging expectations, a wine at any age may exhibit this quality Closed or compact are similar terms
1 a very narrow hole or course 2 a compact and efficient swing 3 hole location that is very close to the edge of the green 4 a ball resting on the ground or in grass with very little air underneath it, making clean and solid contact difficult Example: 1 The course we played on Monday was very short and tight 2 Byron's swing was tight whereas Dan's was loose 3 The hole was cut so tight that the pin appeared to be off the green 4 The grass was very thin and my lie was very tight
Sometimes you may feel "tight" in social situations when you have not had enough cold beverages to make you feel comfortable Feeling "tight" is experiencing a night completely sober or somewhat sober when everyone else is drinking If you have the problem of feeling "tight" many times in social situations, you may want to look at becoming "socially lubricated" prior to the evening's events to loosen you up a bit (Submitted by Partiers Com members Kev Gierlach and Craig Russo)
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
If a part of your body is tight, it feels rather uncomfortable and painful, for example because you are ill, anxious, or angry. It is better to stretch the tight muscles first = taut + tightness tight·ness Heart disease often shows itself first as pain or tightness in the chest
Skin, cloth, or string that is tight is stretched or pulled so that it is smooth or straight. My skin feels tight and lacking in moisture + tightly tight·ly Her sallow skin was drawn tightly across the bones of her face
Tight controls or rules are very strict. The measures include tight control of media coverage Security is tight this week at the polling sites. + tightly tight·ly The internal media was tightly controlled by the government during the war
Tight is used to describe a group of things or an amount of something that is closely packed together. She curled up in a tight ball, with her knees tucked up at her chin The men came in a tight group. Tight is also an adverb. The people sleep on sun loungers packed tight, end to end. + tightly tight·ly Many animals travel in tightly packed lorries and are deprived of food, water and rest
A bark characteristic meaning firm, not peeling, not loose, not peeling "Tight" bark on older trees may become furrowed or split, but does not rub off or peel off easily [To return to previous page, click your browser's BACK button then scroll through the page to your last location]
affected by scarcity and expensive to borrow; "tight money"; "a tight market" packed closely together; "the stood in a tight little group"; "hair in tight curls"; "the pub was packed tight" of such close construction as to be impermeable; "a tight roof"; "warm in our tight little house" 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" securely or solidly fixed in place; rigid; "the bolts are tight" set so close together as to be invulnerable to penetration; "in tight formation"; "a tight blockade
disapproval If you say that someone is tight, you disapprove of them because they are unwilling to spend their money. What about getting new ones -- Are you so tight you won't even spend three roubles? = tight-fisted, mean, stingy see also airtight, skin-tight
If you hold someone or something tight, you hold them firmly and securely. She just fell into my arms, clutching me tight for a moment Hold on tight! Tight is also an adjective. As he and Henrietta passed through the gate he kept a tight hold of her arm. + tightly tight·ly She climbed back into bed and wrapped her arms tightly round her body
Bass reproduction that is well controlled, free from hangover, not slow Stereo imaging that is specific, stable, and of the correct width Describes a closely bunched image in A+B double-mono mode that occupies a very narrow space between the loudspeakers
This term is used by coaches A LOT, but what does it really mean? A tight body position is not simply straight, or extended, but taught The muscles involved in the extension are squeezed Positions are held rigid so that different parts of the body can move together Any flexing in the joints can reduce the effectiveness of certain motions Much of a gymnasts strength training is to enable "tightness"
1 a very narrow hole or course 2 a compact and efficient swing 3 hole location that is very close to the edge of the green Example: 1 "The course we played on Monday was really tight " 2 "Byron's swing was really tight " 3 "The hole was cut so tight that the pin appeared to be off the green "
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