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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Tie \Tie\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Tied}(Obs. {Tight}); p. pr. & vb. n. {Tying}.] [OE. ti?en, teyen, AS. t[imac]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}, verb (used with an object), 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 The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Tight \Tight\ (t[imac]t), obs. p. p. of {Tie}. --Spenser.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Tight \Tight\, adjective [Compar. {Tighter} (t[imac]t"[~e]r); superl. {Tightest}.] [OE. tight, thiht; probably of Scand. origin; cf. Icel. [thorn][=e]ttr, Dan. t[ae]t, Sw. t[aum]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 The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Tight \Tight\, verb (used with an object) To tighten. [Obs.]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

tight

adverb

1: firmly or closely; "held fast to the rope"; "her foot was stuck fast"; "held tight" [syn: {fast}, {tight}]

2: in an attentive manner; "he remained close on his guard" [syn: {close}, {closely}, {tight}]

adjective

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}, {tight}]

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}, {tight}]

5: (used of persons or behavior) characterized by or indicative of lack of generosity; "a mean person"; "he left a miserly tip" [syn: {mean}, {mingy}, {miserly}, {tight}]

6: 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}, {tight}]

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}, {tight}]

11: very drunk [syn: {besotted}, {blind drunk}, {blotto}, {crocked}, {cockeyed}, {fuddled}, {loaded}, {pie-eyed}, {pissed}, {pixilated}, {plastered}, {slopped}, {sloshed}, {smashed}, {soaked}, {soused}, {sozzled}, {squiffy}, {stiff}, {tight}, {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}, {tight}]

13: demanding strict attention to rules and procedures; "rigorous discipline"; "tight security"; "stringent safety measures" [syn: {rigorous}, {stringent}, {tight}]

14: packed closely together; "they stood in a tight little group"; "hair in tight curls"; "the pub was packed tight"

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