Fixed or fastened firmly in place: a tight lid; tight screws; a tight knot. Stretched or drawn out fully: a tight wire; a tight drumhead. Of such close construction as to be impermeable: cloth tight enough to hold water; warm in our tight little cabin. Leaving little empty space through compression; compact: a tight suitcase; a tight weave. Affording little spare time; full: a tight schedule. Closely reasoned or concise: a tight argument; a tight style of writing. Fitting close or too close to the skin; snug: a tight collar; a fit that was much too tight. Slang Personally close; intimate: "me and the D.A., who happen to be very tight with one another\u201d ( Tom Wolfe). Experiencing a feeling of constriction: a tight feeling in the chest. Reluctant to spend or give; stingy. Obtainable with difficulty or only at a high price: tight money. Affected by scarcity: a tight market. Difficult to deal with or get out of: a tight spot. Barely profitable: a tight bargain. Closely contested; close: a tight match. Chiefly British Neat and trim in appearance or arrangement. Marked by full control over elements or subordinates; firm: tight management; a tight orchestral performance. Slang Intoxicated; drunk. Baseball Inside. Firmly; securely. Soundly: sleep tight. Snugly or with constriction: My shoes are laced too tight.