|1.||[ verb ] To fasten or secure with a rope, string, or cord|
"They tied their victim to the chair"
|Related terms:||untie fasten band strap lash_together retie tie_up knot cord lash lace gag rope truss loop tie_down tie_down binder tier tier tying|
|2.||[ noun ] (clothing) 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"
|Related terms:||neckwear bolo_tie old_school_tie four-in-hand string_tie Windsor_tie bow_tie|
|3.||[ verb ] (games) finish a game with an equal number of points, goals, etc.|
"The teams drew a tie"
|Related terms:||equal tier play|
|4.||[ noun ] a social or business relationship|
|Synonyms:||association affiliation tie-up|
: "a valuable financial affiliation" "he was sorry he had to sever his ties with other members of the team" "many close associations with England"
|Related terms:||relationship bind affiliate affiliate|
|5.||[ verb ] limit or restrict to|
"I am tied to UNIX" "These big jets are tied to large airports"
|Related terms:||restrict affiliation|
|6.||[ noun ] 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"
|Related terms:||stopping_point equilibrium finish stalemate dead_heat|
|7.||[ verb ] connect, fasten, or put together two or more pieces|
|Synonyms:||connect link link_up|
"Can you connect the two loudspeakers?" "Tie the ropes together" "Link arms"
|Related terms:||disconnect attach join join bond bridge hang_together put_through daisy-chain hitch interconnect ground tee link connection linkage|
|8.||[ noun ] a horizontal beam used to prevent two other structural members from spreading apart or separating|
"he nailed the rafters together with a tie beam"
|9.||[ noun ] a fastener that serves to join or link|
|Synonyms:||link tie-in linkup|
"the walls are held together with metal links placed in the wet mortar during construction"
|Related terms:||fastener bridge connect|
|10.||[ verb ] form a knot or bow in|
"tie a necktie"
|Related terms:||shape necktie|
|11.||[ verb ] create social or emotional ties|
|Synonyms:||bind attach bond|
"The grandparents want to bond with the child"
|Related terms:||relate befriend fixate affiliation alliance|
|12.||[ noun ] equality of score in a contest|
|Related terms:||equality deuce|
|13.||[ verb ] perform a marriage ceremony|
|Synonyms:||marry splice wed|
"The minister married us on Saturday" "We were wed the following week" "The couple got spliced on Hawaii"
|Related terms:||officiate officiate solemnise marry|
|14.||[ noun ] one of the cross braces that support the rails on a railway track|
|Synonyms:||crosstie sleeper railroad_tie|
"the British call a railroad tie a sleeper"
|Related terms:||brace railroad_track|
|15.||[ verb ] make by tying pieces together|
: "The fishermen tied their flies"
|Related terms:||fashion tying|
|16.||[ verb ] unite musical notes by a tie|
|17.||[ noun ] (music) a slur over two notes of the same pitch; indicates that the note is to be sustained for their combined time value|
|Related terms:||slur music|
|18.||[ noun ] a cord (or string or ribbon or wire etc.) with which something is tied|
"he needed a tie for the packages"
|Related terms:||cord drawstring|