1. [ verb ] To fasten or secure with a rope, string, or cord
Synonyms: bind

"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
Synonyms: necktie

"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.
Synonyms: draw

"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
Synonyms: standoff draw

"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
Synonyms: tie_beam

"he nailed the rafters together with a tie beam"

Related terms: 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
Related terms: connect
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
Similar spelling:   Tieu