Definitions of tie:
- noun: a cord (or string or ribbon or wire etc.) with which something is tied
Example: "He needed a tie for the packages"
- noun: a horizontal beam used to prevent two other structural members from spreading apart or separating
Example: "He nailed the rafters together with a tie beam"
- noun: one of the cross braces that support the rails on a railway track
Example: "The British call a railroad tie a sleeper"
- noun: (music) a slur over two notes of the same pitch; indicates that the note is to be sustained for their combined time value
- noun: equality of score in a contest
- noun: neckwear consisting of a long narrow piece of material worn (mostly by men) under a collar and tied in knot at the front
Example: "He stood in front of the mirror tightening his necktie"
- noun: a fastener that serves to join or link
- noun: the finish of a contest in which the score is tied and the winner is undecided
Example: "Their record was 3 wins, 6 losses and a tie"
- noun: a social or business relationship
Example: "He was sorry he had to sever his ties with other members of the team"
- verb: limit or restrict to
Example: "I am tied to UNIX"
- verb: finish a game with an equal number of points, goals, etc.
Example: "The teams drew a tie"
- verb: fasten or secure with a rope, string, or cord
Example: "They tied their victim to the chair"
- verb: form a knot or bow in
Example: "Tie a necktie"
- verb: unite musical notes by a tie
- verb: make by tying pieces together
Example: "The fishermen tied their flies"
- verb: create social or emotional ties
- verb: perform a marriage ceremony
- verb: connect, fasten, or put together two or more pieces
Example: "Tie the ropes together"
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