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tights

 (tīts)
pl.n.
1. A snug stretchable garment covering the body from the waist down, designed for general wear by women and girls.
2. A similar garment designed for athletic use, worn especially by acrobats and dancers.

tights

(taɪts)
pl n
1. (Clothing & Fashion)
a. Also called (US, Canadian, Austral, and NZ): pantyhose a one-piece clinging garment covering the body from the waist to the feet, worn by women in place of stockings
b. Also called: leotards US and Canadian a similar, tight-fitting garment worn instead of trousers by either sex
2. (Historical Terms) a similar garment formerly worn by men, as in the 16th century with a doublet

tights

(taɪts)

n. (used with a pl. v.)
1. a skintight, one-piece garment for the lower part of the body and the legs, orig. worn by dancers, gymnasts, etc.
2. a leotard with legs and, sometimes, feet.
[1825–35]

tights

pantyhose
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tights - skintight knit hose covering the body from the waist to the feet worn by acrobats and dancers and as stockings by women and girlstights - skintight knit hose covering the body from the waist to the feet worn by acrobats and dancers and as stockings by women and girls
hose, hosiery - socks and stockings and tights collectively (the British include underwear)
maillot - tights for dancers or gymnasts
pantyhose - a woman's tights consisting of underpants and stockings
plural, plural form - the form of a word that is used to denote more than one
Translations
punčocháče
strømpebukser
sukkahousuttrikoot
hulahopke
sokkabuxur
タイツ
타이츠
pančucháče
pajkicetriko
strumpbyxor
ถุงน่อง
quần nịt

tights

[taɪts] (Brit) NPL (= clothes) → pantis mpl, medias fpl; (for sport, ballet) → leotardos mpl

tights

[ˈtaɪts] npl (British)collant m
a pair of tights → un collant

tights

pl (Brit) → Strumpfhose f; a pair of tightsein Paar ntStrumpfhosen, eine Strumpfhose

tights

[taɪts] npl (Brit) → collant m inv

tight

(tait) adjective
1. fitting very or too closely. I couldn't open the box because the lid was too tight; My trousers are too tight.
2. stretched to a great extent; not loose. He made sure that the ropes were tight.
3. (of control etc) strict and very careful. She keeps (a) tight control over her emotions.
4. not allowing much time. We hope to finish this next week but the schedule's a bit tight.
adverb
(also ˈtightly) closely; with no extra room or space. The bags were packed tight / tightly packed.
-tight sealed so as to keep (something) in or out, as in airtight, *watertight
ˈtighten verb
to make or become tight or tighter.
ˈtightness noun
tights noun plural
a close-fitting (usually nylon or woollen) garment covering the feet, legs and body to the waist. She bought three pairs of tights.
ˌtight-ˈfisted adjective
mean and ungenerous with money. a tight-fisted employer.
ˈtightrope noun
a tightly-stretched rope or wire on which acrobats balance.
a tight corner/spot
a difficult position or situation. His refusal to help put her in a tight corner/spot.
tighten one's belt
to make sacrifices and reduce one's standard of living. If the economy gets worse, we shall just have to tighten our belts.

tights

جَوَارِبٌ طَوِيلَة punčocháče strømpebukser Strumpfhose κολάν leotardos, mallas sukkahousut collants hulahopke collant タイツ 타이츠 maillot tights rajstopy meia-calça колготки strumpbyxor ถุงน่อง külotlu çorap quần nịt 裤袜
References in classic literature ?
She had been properly dressed for the occasion in black tulle and black silk tights.
This was an airy slim boy in shrimp-colored tights that made him look like a forked carrot, the rest of his gear was blue silk and dainty laces and ruffles; and he had long yellow curls, and wore a plumed pink satin cap tilted complacently over his ear.
They say they got it out of the Middle Ages - out of a book - and it is all red and blue and white silks and satins and velvets; tights, trunks, sword, doublet with slashed sleeves, short cape, cap with just one feather in it; I've heard them name these things; they got them out of the book; she's dressed like a page, of old times, they say.
For frivolity and jokes and spotted tights were an offense, when they intruded themselves upon a spirit that was exalted into the vague august realm of the romantic.
Marley in his pigtail, usual waistcoat, tights and boots; the tassels on the latter bristling, like his pigtail, and his coat-skirts, and the hair upon his head.
I went in, and found there a stoutish, middle-aged person, in a brown surtout and black tights and shoes, with no more hair upon his head (which was a large one, and very shining) than there is upon an egg, and with a very extensive face, which he turned full upon me.
He had never taken him to Christine's himself and came to the conclusion that Raoul must have gone there alone while the count stayed talking in the foyer with Sorelli, who often asked him to wait until it was her time to "go on" and sometimes handed him the little gaiters in which she ran down from her dressing-room to preserve the spotlessness of her satin dancing-shoes and her flesh-colored tights.
I want to put on lavender-colored tights, with red velvet breeches and a green doublet slashed with yellow; to have a light-blue silk cloak on my shoulder, and a black eagle's plume waving from my hat, and a big sword, and a falcon, and a lance, and a prancing horse, so that I might go about and gladden the eyes of the people.
Some have great broad stone staircases leading down to the water, with heavy stone balustrades ornamented with statuary and fancifully adorned with creeping vines and bright-colored flowers--for all the world like a drop curtain in a theatre, and lacking nothing but long-waisted, high-heeled women and plumed gallants in silken tights coming down to go serenading in the splendid gondola in waiting.
It required but a few moments for the ape-man to clothe himself in the tights, sandals, and parrot emblazoned yellow tunic of the dead soldier.
I see, faintly, down the dim vista of the Past, an agreeable figure, like myself, with a cocked hat under its arm, black tights on its lightly tripping legs, a rosette in its buttonhole, and an engaging smile on its face, walking from end to end of the room, in the character of Master of the Ceremonies.
aversion to tights no one seems to have thought to ascribe it to what