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Meaning & Definition of Tie in English

English

Tie

/taɪ/

noun

1. 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"
    synonym:
  • necktie
  • ,
  • tie

2. A social or business relationship

  • "A valuable financial affiliation"
  • "He was sorry he had to sever his ties with other members of the team"
  • "Many close associations with england"
    synonym:
  • affiliation
  • ,
  • association
  • ,
  • tie
  • ,
  • tie-up

3. Equality of score in a contest

    synonym:
  • tie

4. A horizontal beam used to prevent two other structural members from spreading apart or separating

  • "He nailed the rafters together with a tie beam"
    synonym:
  • tie
  • ,
  • tie beam

5. A fastener that serves to join or connect

  • "The walls are held together with metal links placed in the wet mortar during construction"
    synonym:
  • link
  • ,
  • linkup
  • ,
  • tie
  • ,
  • tie-in

6. 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"
    synonym:
  • draw
  • ,
  • standoff
  • ,
  • tie

7. (music) a slur over two notes of the same pitch

  • Indicates that the note is to be sustained for their combined time value
    synonym:
  • tie

8. One of the cross braces that support the rails on a railway track

  • "The british call a railroad tie a sleeper"
    synonym:
  • tie
  • ,
  • railroad tie
  • ,
  • crosstie
  • ,
  • sleeper

9. A cord (or string or ribbon or wire etc.) with which something is tied

  • "He needed a tie for the packages"
    synonym:
  • tie

verb

1. Fasten or secure with a rope, string, or cord

  • "They tied their victim to the chair"
    synonym:
  • tie
  • ,
  • bind

2. Finish a game with an equal number of points, goals, etc.

  • "The teams drew a tie"
    synonym:
  • tie
  • ,
  • draw

3. Limit or restrict to

  • "I am tied to unix"
  • "These big jets are tied to large airports"
    synonym:
  • tie

4. Connect, fasten, or put together two or more pieces

  • "Can you connect the two loudspeakers?"
  • "Tie the ropes together"
  • "Link arms"
    synonym:
  • connect
  • ,
  • link
  • ,
  • tie
  • ,
  • link up

5. Form a knot or bow in

  • "Tie a necktie"
    synonym:
  • tie

6. Create social or emotional ties

  • "The grandparents want to bond with the child"
    synonym:
  • bind
  • ,
  • tie
  • ,
  • attach
  • ,
  • bond

7. Perform a marriage ceremony

  • "The minister married us on saturday"
  • "We were wed the following week"
  • "The couple got spliced on hawaii"
    synonym:
  • marry
  • ,
  • wed
  • ,
  • tie
  • ,
  • splice

8. Make by tying pieces together

  • "The fishermen tied their flies"
    synonym:
  • tie

9. Unite musical notes by a tie

    synonym:
  • tie

Examples of using

Pass the rope through the ring and tie it.
Everyone except Tom was wearing a tie.
I told Tom to wear a tie.