Lighter vs Tighter - What's the difference?

lighter | tighter |


As adjectives the difference between lighter and tighter

is that lighter is (light) or lighter can be (light) while tighter is (tight).

As nouns the difference between lighter and tighter

is that lighter is one who, or that which, lights or lighter can be a flat-bottomed boat for carrying heavy loads across short distances (especially for canals or for loading or unloading larger boats) while tighter is (obsolete) a ribbon or string used to draw clothes closer.

As a verb lighter

is to transfer cargo or fuel from a ship, lightening it to make its draft less or to make it easier to refloat.

As an adverb tighter is

(tight).

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

lighter

English

Etymology 1

See

Adjective

(head)
  • (light)
  • I prefer a lighter shade of pink.

    Etymology 2

    See

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • One who, or that which, lights.
  • a lighter of lamps
  • A small, reusable handheld device for creating fire, especially for lighting cigarettes.
  • Cigarette in mouth, he clutched his pockets in search of a lighter .

    Etymology 3

    See ; or possibly from (etyl) luchter

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A flat-bottomed boat for carrying heavy loads across short distances (especially for canals or for loading or unloading larger boats).
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • To transfer cargo or fuel from a ship, lightening it to make its draft less or to make it easier to refloat.
  • Etymology 4

    See

    Adjective

    (head)
  • (light)
  • What happened? You look 10 lbs. lighter !
    I wish I'd thrown a lighter punch; he's out cold.

    Anagrams

    * relight

    tighter

    English

    Adjective

    (head)
  • (tight)
  • Adverb

    (head)
  • (tight)
  • We need to pull that rope tighter .

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (obsolete) A ribbon or string used to draw clothes closer.
  • (Webster 1913)