Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The quality or degree of being tight

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The quality or condition of being tight.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The character or quality of being tight, in any sense of that word.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a state occasioned by scarcity of money and a shortage of credit
  • n. extreme stinginess
  • n. a tight feeling in some part of the body
  • n. the spatial property of being crowded together
  • n. lack of movement or room for movement

Etymologies

tight +‎ -ness (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Air tightness is determined with a blower door test which pressurizes (and depressurizes) the house to 50 Pascals.

    Passive Aggressive: “Passive” Home Construction Comes to Seattle « PubliCola

  • St. Louis OF Jim Edmonds is day-to-day with groin tightness after leaving Thursday's game. …

    USATODAY.com - Redding may be key to Astros recovery

  • Clijsters later played down the injury she described as tightness in her left hip, saying she will ­undergo an MRI next week to make sure it is nothing serious.

    Taipei Times

  • Brazilian supply still months away, near term tightness should support.

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  • India is a "potential important contributor to medium-term tightness of the iron ore market,"

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  • Indian companies felt marginally relieved on Monday after the Reserve Bank of India cut the cash reserve ratio by 50 basis points as most of them expected only short-term tightness to ease a bit.

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  • This credit tightness translates into smaller positions held for shorter durations that provide greater liquidity in case of sharp upward pressure in any of the various commodity markets.

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  • Nova left with what the team called tightness in his right forearm, Hughes came in to pitch the third inning and then the night really started to get wacky.

    A Revolving Door of Relief Pitchers

  • He began a rehab assignment with Class AAA Tacoma on April 16, but he missed the April 22 game because of renewed groin tightness.

    Seattle Mariners Team Report

  • A 60-year-old white female smoker came to my office complaining of right leg pain for five years. it was described as a tightness in the front of the thigh that came on after walking five blocks or less.

    Archive 2008-02-01

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