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Definitions of tie

  1. To fasten, as a cord; bind; lash; fasten; attach. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  2. To form a knot in. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  3. To restrain; confine. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  4. To balance, as opposing votes. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  5. A knot; a fastening. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. A knot of hair, as at the back of a wig. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. An equality in numbers, as of votes, scores, etc., which prevents either party from being victorious; equality in any contest, as a race. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. A beam or rod for holding two parts together; in railways, one of the transverse timbers which support the track and keep it in place. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. Low shoes fastened with lacings. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. To fasten with a band or cord and knot; to bind. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. To form, as a knot, by interlacing or complicating a cord; also, to interlace, or form a knot in; as, to tie a cord to a tree; to knit; to knot. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. To hold or constrain by authority or moral influence, as by knotted cords; to oblige; to constrain; to restrain; to confine. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. To unite, as notes, by a cross line, or by a curved line, or slur, drawn over or under them. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. To make an equal score with, in a contest; to be even with. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. To fasten by a knot; draw together to form a knot; make (a knot) by drawing something together; bind; to knot a cord, etc., around; restrict; as, tied down by cares; unite firmly; in music, to unite, as notes; to make an equal score with, in a contest. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  16. To bind: to fasten with a cord: to unite: to constrain: (music) to unite notes with a tie:-pr.p. tying; pa.t and pa.p. tied. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  17. To fasten with a cord; fasten in a knot; bind; unite. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  18. A bond; an obligation, moral or legal; as, the sacred ties of friendship or of duty; the ties of allegiance. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. To make a tie; to make an equal score. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. To make a knot, equal score, etc. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  21. connect, fasten, or put together two or more pieces; "Can you connect the two loudspeakers?"; "Tie the ropes together"; "Link arms" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  22. perform a marriage ceremony; "The minister married us on Saturday"; "We were wed the following week"; "The couple got spliced on Hawaii" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  23. limit or restrict to; "I am tied to UNIX"; "These big jets are tied to large airports" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  24. make by tying pieces together; "The fishermen tied their flies" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  25. To bind; to fasten with a band or cord and knot; to make fast; to knit; to complicate; to confine; to unite notes, as by a curve line drawn over them. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  26. To fasten or bind, as with a cord; to make fast; to unite so as not to be easily parted; to constrain; to confine; to unite. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  27. Tying. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  28. the finish of a contest in which the score is tied and the winner is undecided; "the game ended in a draw"; "their record was 3 wins, 6 losses and a tie" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  29. a fastener that serves to join or link; "the walls are held together with metal links placed in the wet mortar during construction" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  30. neckwear consisting of a long narrow piece of material worn (mostly by men) under a collar and tied in knot at the front; "he stood in front of the mirror tightening his necktie"; "he wore a vest and tie" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  31. a cord (or string or ribbon or wire etc.) with which something is tied; "he needed a tie for the packages" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  32. (music) a slur over two notes of the same pitch; indicates that the note is to be sustained for their combined time value Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  33. equality of score in a contest Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  34. form a knot or bow in; "tie a necktie" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  35. finish a game with an equal number of points, goals, etc.; "The teams drew a tie" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  36. fasten or secure with a rope, string, or cord; "They tied their victim to the chair" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  37. unite musical notes by a tie Wordnet Dictionary DB
  38. A line, usually straight, drawn across the stems of notes, or a curved line written over or under the notes, signifying that they are to be slurred, or closely united in the performance, or that two notes of the same pitch are to be sounded as one; a bind; a ligature. Webster Dictionary DB
  39. A knot or fastening; a knot of ribbon, silk, etc., used as a finish to the dress; a plank or rod for holding two parts together, as a railroad tie; equality in number of votes in an election, etc.; a bond; as, ties of blood; in music, a curved line joining two notes of the same pitch, indicating that the note is to be sounded once, but held the length of both. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  40. A knot: a bond: an equality in numbers, as of votes, or of "points" in a game: (music) a curved line drawn over two or more notes on the same degree of the stave, signifying that the second note is not to be sounded separately, but is to sustain the first. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  41. A knot; bond; equality in numbers, as of votes. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  42. A flexible fastening, as of cord. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  43. Exact equality for and against, as in a vote. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  44. A curved line placed over or under two notes of the same pitch, to make them represent one tone length. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  45. Rail-road. A wooden beam set crosswise to support rails; sleeper. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  46. A knot; fastening; bond; something which ties, or is used to tie; obligation; a knot of hair; an equality in numbers, as of votes, scores, &c.; a piece of timber or metal for binding two bodies together; a character to connect syncopated notes, also a thick line which unites the tails of notes, and distinguishes quavers, semiquavers, &c., from crotchets. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  47. A fastening; a knot; obligation arising from relationship or friendship; a piece of timber or metal used to bind together two bodies having a tendency to diverge; in music, a curved line written over or under notes, either rising or falling on the stave, or both, to indicate that they are to be slurred or sung to the same syllable without its repetition; an equality in numbers, as in votes, and so hindering either party from being victorious; a knot of hair; a sort of neck-cloth. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  48. Tied. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.

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Usage examples for tie

  1. When cold, tie them up with brandy paper. – Seventy-Five Receipts for Pastry Cakes, and Sweetmeats by Miss Leslie
  2. " Have you anything to tie her with? – The Girl at Cobhurst by Frank Richard Stockton
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