Definitions English

  • Tightly stretched; taut. See Synonyms at stiff, tight.
  • In a state of mental or nervous tension.
  • Characterized by nervous tension or suspense.
  • Linguistics Enunciated with taut muscles, as the sound (ē) in keen.
  • To make or become tense.
  • Any one of the inflected forms in the conjugation of a verb that indicates the time, such as past, present, or future, as well as the continuance or completion of the action or state.
  • A set of tense forms indicating a particular time: the future tense.