Definitions of tie

  1. To fasten, as a cord; bind; lash; fasten; attach.
  2. To form a knot in.
  3. To restrain; confine.
  4. To balance, as opposing votes.
  5. A knot; a fastening.
  6. A knot of hair, as at the back of a wig.
  7. An equality in numbers, as of votes, scores, etc., which prevents either party from being victorious; equality in any contest, as a race.
  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.
  9. Low shoes fastened with lacings.
  10. To fasten with a band or cord and knot; to bind.
  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.
  12. To hold or constrain by authority or moral influence, as by knotted cords; to oblige; to constrain; to restrain; to confine.
  13. To unite, as notes, by a cross line, or by a curved line, or slur, drawn over or under them.
  14. To make an equal score with, in a contest; to be even with.
  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.
  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.
  17. To fasten with a cord; fasten in a knot; bind; unite.
  18. A bond; an obligation, moral or legal; as, the sacred ties of friendship or of duty; the ties of allegiance.
  19. To make a tie; to make an equal score.
  20. To make a knot, equal score, etc.
  21. connect, fasten, or put together two or more pieces; " Can you connect the two loudspeakers?"; " Tie the ropes together"; " Link arms"
  22. perform a marriage ceremony; " The minister married us on Saturday"; " We were wed the following week"; " The couple got spliced on Hawaii"
  23. limit or restrict to; " I am tied to UNIX"; " These big jets are tied to large airports"
  24. make by tying pieces together; " The fishermen tied their flies"
  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.
  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.
  27. Tying.
  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"
  29. a fastener that serves to join or link; " the walls are held together with metal links placed in the wet mortar during construction"
  30. a cord ( or string or ribbon or wire etc.) with which something is tied; " he needed a tie for the packages"
  31. ( music) a slur over two notes of the same pitch; indicates that the note is to be sustained for their combined time value
  32. equality of score in a contest
  33. form a knot or bow in; " tie a necktie"
  34. finish a game with an equal number of points, goals, etc.; " The teams drew a tie"
  35. fasten or secure with a rope, string, or cord; " They tied their victim to the chair"
  36. unite musical notes by a tie
  37. 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.
  38. 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.
  39. 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.
  40. A knot; bond; equality in numbers, as of votes.
  41. A flexible fastening, as of cord.
  42. Exact equality for and against, as in a vote.
  43. A curved line placed over or under two notes of the same pitch, to make them represent one tone length.
  44. Rail- road. A wooden beam set crosswise to support rails; sleeper.
  45. 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.
  46. 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.
  47. Tied.
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