from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun plural A snug stretchable garment covering the body from the waist down, designed for general wear by women and girls.
  • noun plural A similar garment designed for athletic use, worn especially by acrobats and dancers.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Garments clinging closely to the legs, or to the whole form, and intended either to display the form or to facilitate movement, or both, as in the case of dancers, acrobats, or gymnasts.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun plural Close-fitting garments, especially for the lower part of the body and the legs.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A close-fitting, sheer or non-sheer skin-tight garment worn principally by women and girls that covers the body completely from the waist down, usually including the feet.
  • noun A similar, non-sheer garment worn by dancers of either sex, especially by ballet dancers.
  • noun In blasting rock, a piece of unbroken rock within the pay limit of a blast.

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

  • noun skintight knit hose covering the body from the waist to the feet worn by acrobats and dancers and as stockings by women and girls


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  • The pictures for tights are not very helpful as they show mostly what are leg-warmers. As a whole, none of them really illustrate the definition given either: "skintight....from waist to the feet". A change of pictures please?

    August 15, 2009