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Wordnet 3.0

ADJECTIVE (2)

1. pulled or drawn tight;
- Example: "taut sails"
- Example: "a tight drumhead"
- Example: "a tight rope"
[syn: taut, tight]

2. subjected to great tension; stretched tight;
- Example: "the skin of his face looked drawn and tight"
- Example: "her nerves were taut as the strings of a bow"

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3 definitions retrieved:

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Taut \Taut\, a. [Dan. t[ae]t; akin to E. tight. See Tight.] 1. (Naut.) Tight; stretched; not slack; -- said esp. of a rope that is tightly strained. [1913 Webster] 2. Snug; close; firm; secure. [1913 Webster] Taut hand (Naut.), a sailor's term for an officer who is severe in discipline. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

taut adj 1: pulled or drawn tight; "taut sails"; "a tight drumhead"; "a tight rope" [syn: taut, tight] 2: subjected to great tension; stretched tight; "the skin of his face looked drawn and tight"; "her nerves were taut as the strings of a bow"
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

56 Moby Thesaurus words for "taut": all ataunto, anxious, apprehensive, ataunt, bungup and bilge-free, close, dragged out, drawn, drawn out, elongated, extended, firm, in suspense, in trim, keyed-up, lengthened, neat, on edge, on tenterhooks, on tiptoe, orderly, pokerlike, prolongated, prolonged, protracted, pulled, quivering, ramrodlike, renitent, rigid, rodlike, shipshape, smart, spruce, spun out, starched, starchy, stiff, stiff as buckram, straggling, strained, stretched, stretched out, stretched tight, strung out, tense, tidy, tight, trig, trim, under a strain, unrelaxed, uptight, virgate, with bated breath, with muscles tense