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tie - Dictionary definition and meaning for word tie

Definition
(noun) neckwear consisting of a long narrow piece of material worn (mostly by men) under a collar and tied in knot at the front
Synonyms : necktie
Example Sentence
  • he stood in front of the mirror tightening his necktie
  • he wore a vest and tie

Definition
(noun) a social or business relationship
Synonyms : affiliation , association , tie-up
Example Sentence
  • a valuable financial affiliation
  • he was sorry he had to sever his ties with other members of the team
  • many close associations with England

Definition
(noun) equality of score in a contest
Definition
(noun) a horizontal beam used to prevent two other structural members from spreading apart or separating
Synonyms : tie beam
Example Sentence
  • he nailed the rafters together with a tie beam

Definition
(noun) a fastener that serves to join or connect
Synonyms : link , linkup , tie-in
Example Sentence
  • the walls are held together with metal links placed in the wet mortar during construction

Definition
(noun) the finish of a contest in which the score is tied and the winner is undecided
Synonyms : draw , standoff
Example Sentence
  • the game ended in a draw
  • their record was 3 wins, 6 losses and a tie

Definition
(noun) (music) a slur over two notes of the same pitch; indicates that the note is to be sustained for their combined time value
Definition
(noun) one of the cross braces that support the rails on a railway track
Synonyms : crosstie , railroad tie , sleeper
Example Sentence
  • the British call a railroad tie a sleeper

Definition
(noun) a cord (or string or ribbon or wire etc.) with which something is tied
Example Sentence
  • he needed a tie for the packages

Definition
(verb) fasten or secure with a rope, string, or cord
Synonyms : bind
Example Sentence
  • They tied their victim to the chair

Definition
(verb) finish a game with an equal number of points, goals, etc.
Synonyms : draw
Example Sentence
  • The teams drew a tie

Definition
(verb) limit or restrict to
Example Sentence
  • I am tied to UNIX
  • These big jets are tied to large airports

Definition
(verb) connect, fasten, or put together two or more pieces
Synonyms : connect , link , link up
Example Sentence
  • Can you connect the two loudspeakers?
  • Tie the ropes together
  • Link arms

Definition
(verb) form a knot or bow in
Example Sentence
  • tie a necktie

Definition
(verb) create social or emotional ties
Synonyms : attach , bind , bond
Example Sentence
  • The grandparents want to bond with the child

Definition
(verb) perform a marriage ceremony
Synonyms : marry , splice , wed
Example Sentence
  • The minister married us on Saturday
  • We were wed the following week
  • The couple got spliced on Hawaii

Definition
(verb) make by tying pieces together
Example Sentence
  • The fishermen tied their flies

Definition
(verb) unite musical notes by a tie

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