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Definitions of tie

  1. a social or business relationship; "a valuable financial affiliation"; "he was sorry he had to sever his ties with other members of the team"; "many close associations with England" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. create social or emotional ties; "The grandparents want to bond with the child" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. connect, fasten, or put together two or more pieces; "Can you connect the two loudspeakers?"; "Tie the ropes together"; "Link arms" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. one of the cross braces that support the rails on a railway track; "the British call a railroad tie a sleeper" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. a cord (or string or ribbon or wire etc.) with which something is tied; "he needed a tie for the packages" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. a horizontal beam used to prevent two other structural members from spreading apart or separating; "he nailed the rafters together with a tie beam" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. (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
  12. equality of score in a contest Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. limit or restrict to; "I am tied to UNIX"; "These big jets are tied to large airports" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. make by tying pieces together; "The fishermen tied their flies" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  15. form a knot or bow in; "tie a necktie" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  16. finish a game with an equal number of points, goals, etc.; "The teams drew a tie" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  17. fasten or secure with a rope, string, or cord; "They tied their victim to the chair" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  18. unite musical notes by a tie Wordnet Dictionary DB
  19. A knot; a fastening. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. A knot of hair, as at the back of a wig. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. Low shoes fastened with lacings. Webster Dictionary DB
  25. To fasten with a band or cord and knot; to bind. Webster Dictionary DB
  26. 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
  27. To unite firmly; to fasten; to hold. Webster Dictionary DB
  28. To hold or constrain by authority or moral influence, as by knotted cords; to oblige; to constrain; to restrain; to confine. Webster Dictionary DB
  29. To unite, as notes, by a cross line, or by a curved line, or slur, drawn over or under them. Webster Dictionary DB
  30. To make an equal score with, in a contest; to be even with. Webster Dictionary DB
  31. To make a tie; to make an equal score. Webster Dictionary DB
  32. 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.
  33. 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.
  34. To make a knot, equal score, etc. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  35. Tied. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  36. Tying. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  37. 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.
  38. 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.
  39. A knot; bond; equality in numbers, as of votes. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  40. To fasten with a cord; fasten in a knot; bind; unite. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  41. To fasten, as a cord; bind; lash; fasten; attach. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  42. To form a knot in. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  43. To restrain; confine. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  44. To balance, as opposing votes. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  45. A flexible fastening, as of cord. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  46. A bond; obligation. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  47. Exact equality for and against, as in a vote. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  48. 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.
  49. 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.
  50. 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.
  51. 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.
  52. A bond; an obligation, moral or legal; as, the sacred ties of friendship or of duty; the ties of allegiance. Webster Dictionary DB
  53. 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.
  54. 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.
  55. t[=i], v.t. to bind: to fasten with a cord: to unite: to constrain: (mus.) to unite notes with a tie: to score equally with: to bind with a ligature.--v.i. to make an exactly equal number of points with:--pr.p. ty'ing; pa.t. and pa.p. tied (t[=i]d).--n. a knot, bow, &c.: a bond: something for tying: a necktie: a member fastening parts together, one of a set of timbers laid crosswise: an equality in numbers, as of votes, or of points in a game: (mus.) 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.--ns. TIE'-BEAM, a beam resting on the walls and stretching across, keeping the rafters fast; T[=I]'ER, one who ties: a child's apron; TIE'-ROD, a rod serving as a tie between two pieces; TIE'-WIG, a court-wig tied with ribbon at the back.--PLAY OFF A TIE, to take part in a final contest to decide a tie in a game. [M. E. teyen--teye, a band--A.S. teág, teáh, týge, a rope.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  56. (tying). Attach, fasten, with cord or the like, as t. the dog to the railings, RIDE and t., t. his legs together, t. up a parcel; secure (shoe, bonnet) by tightening& knotting its strings; arrange (string, ribbon, tie, &c.) to form knot, bow, &c., as t. your tie, t. it in a bow; form (knot, bow) thus; t. (dress fish-hook to look like) a fly; bind (rafters &c.) by crosspiece &c.; restrict, bind, (person &c. to, down to, conditions, occupation, &c.); tied to woman\'s APRON-strings; t. person\'s tongue, secure, compel, his silence; t. up, restrict, esp. annex conditions to (bequest &c.) to prevent its being sold or diverted from its purpose; tied house, public-house bound to deal exclusively with one firm; (Mus.) unite (notes) by tie; make same score as (person) in game &c., be equal in score with. [Middle English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  57. Cord, chain, &c., used for fastening; = NECK-t.; (fig.) thing that unites persons, bond, obligation, as tt. of blood, friendship; rod, beam, holding parts of a structure together; t.-beam, horizontal beam connecting rafters; railway sleeper; (Mus.) curve set above notes that are to be played &c. continuously; equality of score among competitors in game, play, shoot, &c., off a t., play further game &c. to decide between such competitors; match between any pair of several competing players or teams, as cup-it. (in competition for cup); t.-up, obstructed situation, standstill, esp. (United States) strike of railway men &c.; t.-wig (tied behind with ribbon). [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  58. n. A knot ; fastening;- bond ; obligation, moral or legal;-a knot of hair;-an equality in numbers, as of votes, &c., which prevent either party from being victorious;-a beam, a rod, or the like, for holding two bodies or parts together ;-in music, a curved line written over or under the notes, signifying that they are to be slurred, or closely united in the performance. Cabinet Dictionary

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