FIRM › firm and difficult to move: Make sure the knot is tight.
CLOTHES › fitting your body very closely: a tight skirt
CONTROLLED › controlled and obeying all rules completely: tight security They kept tight control of the school budget.
STRAIGHT › If cloth, wire, skin, etc is tight, it has been pulled so that it is straight or smooth.
NOT MUCH › If money, time, or space is tight, there is only just enough of it: We should get six people into the car but it will be tight. tightly adverb tightness noun [U]