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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Tie  \Tie\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Tied}(Obs.  {Tight});  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Tying}.]  [OE.  ti?en,  teyen,  AS  t[=i]gan,  ti['e]gan, 
  fr  te['a]g,  te['a]h,  a  rope;  akin  to  Icel.  taug,  and  AS 
  te['o]n  to  draw,  to  pull  See  {Tug},  v.  t.,  and  cf  {Tow}  to 
  drag.] 
  1.  To  fasten  with  a  band  or  cord  and  knot;  to  bind.  ``Tie  the 
  kine  to  the  cart.''  --1  Sam.  vi  7. 
 
  My  son,  keep  thy  father's  commandment,  and  forsake 
  not  the  law  of  thy  mother:  bind  them  continually 
  upon  thine  heart,  and  tie  them  about  thy  neck. 
  --Prov.  vi 
  20,21. 
 
  2.  To  form  as  a  knot,  by  interlacing  or  complicating  a  cord; 
  also  to  interlace,  or  form  a  knot  in  as  to  tie  a  cord 
  to  a  tree;  to  knit;  to  knot.  ``We  do  not  tie  this  knot 
  with  an  intention  to  puzzle  the  argument.''  --Bp.  Burnet. 
 
  3.  To  unite  firmly;  to  fasten;  to  hold 
 
  In  bond  of  virtuous  love  together  tied.  --Fairfax. 
 
  4.  To  hold  or  constrain  by  authority  or  moral  influence,  as 
  by  knotted  cords;  to  oblige;  to  constrain;  to  restrain;  to 
  confine. 
 
  Not  tied  to  rules  of  policy,  you  find  Revenge  less 
  sweet  than  a  forgiving  mind.  --Dryden. 
 
  5.  (Mus.)  To  unite,  as  notes,  by  a  cross  line  or  by  a  curved 
  line  or  slur,  drawn  over  or  under  them 
 
  6.  To  make  an  equal  score  with  in  a  contest;  to  be  even 
  with 
 
  {To  ride  and  tie}.  See  under  {Ride}. 
 
  {To  tie  down}. 
  a  To  fasten  so  as  to  prevent  from  rising. 
  b  To  restrain;  to  confine;  to  hinder  from  action 
 
  {To  tie  up},  to  confine;  to  restrain;  to  hinder  from  motion 
  or  action 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Tight  \Tight\,  obs. 
  p.  p.  of  {Tie}.  --Spenser. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Tight  \Tight\,  a.  [Compar.  {Tighter};  superl.  {Tightest}.]  [OE. 
  tight,  thiht  probably  of  Scand.  origin;  cf  Icel.  ?[=e]ttr, 
  Dan.  t[ae]t,  Sw  t["a]t:  akin  to  D.  &  G.  dicht  thick,  tight, 
  and  perhaps  to  E.  thee  to  thrive,  or  to  thick.  Cf  {Taut}.] 
  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.]  --Shak. 
 
  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)  [web1913]: 
 
  Tight  \Tight\,  v.  t. 
  To  tighten.  [Obs.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  tight 
  adj  1:  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"  [ant:  {loose}] 
  2:  pulled  or  drawn  tight;  "taut  sails";  "a  tight  drumhead";  "a 
  tight  rope"  [syn:  {taut}] 
  3:  set  so  close  together  as  to  be  invulnerable  to  penetration; 
  "in  tight  formation";  "a  tight  blockade" 
  4:  pressed  tightly  together;  "with  lips  compressed"  [syn:  {compressed}] 
  5:  used  of  persons  or  behavior;  characterized  by  or  indicative 
  of  lack  of  generosity;  "a  small  miserly  man"  [syn:  {mean}, 
  {mingy},  {miserly},  {little},  {small}] 
  6:  (economics)  affected  by  scarcity  and  expensive  to  borrow; 
  "tight  money";  "a  tight  market" 
  7:  of  such  close  construction  as  to  be  impermeable;  "a  tight 
  roof";  "warm  in  our  tight  little  house"  [ant:  {leaky}] 
  8:  of  textiles;  "a  close  weave";  "smooth  percale  with  a  very 
  tight  weave"  [syn:  {close}] 
  9:  securely  or  solidly  fixed  in  place  rigid;  "the  bolts  are 
  tight" 
  10:  (of  a  contest  or  contestants)  evenly  matched;  "a  close 
  contest";  "a  close  election";  "a  tight  game"  [syn:  {close}] 
  11:  slang  for  `drunk'  [syn:  {besotted},  {blind},  {blind  drunk}, 
  {blotto},  {crocked},  {fuddled},  {loaded},  {pissed},  {pixilated}, 
  {plastered},  {potty},  {slopped},  {sloshed},  {smashed},  {soaked}, 
  {soused},  {sozzled},  {squiffy},  {stiff},  {tiddly},  {tiddley}, 
  {tipsy},  {wet}] 
  12:  exasperatingly  difficult  to  handle  or  circumvent;  "a  nasty 
  problem";  "a  good  man  to  have  on  your  side  in  a  tight 
  situation"  [syn:  {nasty}] 
  13:  demanding  strict  attention  to  rules  and  procedures; 
  "rigorous  discipline";  "tight  security";  "stringent 
  safety  measures"  [syn:  {rigorous},  {stringent}] 
  14:  packed  closely  together;  "the  stood  in  a  tight  little 
  group";  "hair  in  tight  curls";  "the  pub  was  packed  tight" 
  adv  1:  firmly  or  tightly;  "held  fast  to  the  rope";  "her  foot  was 
  stuck  fast";  "held  tight"  [syn:  {fast}] 
  2:  in  an  attentive  manner;  "he  remained  close  on  his  guard" 
  [syn:  {close},  {closely}] 




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