The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Tight \Tight\, a. [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.
5. Close; parsimonious; saving; as, a man tight in his
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.