Associations to the word «Tie»


TIE, noun. A knot; a fastening.
TIE, noun. A knot of hair, as at the back of a wig.
TIE, noun. A necktie (item of clothing consisting of a strip of cloth tied around the neck). See also bow tie, black tie.
TIE, noun. The situation in which two or more participants in a competition are placed equally.
TIE, noun. A twist tie, a piece of wire embedded in paper, strip of plastic with ratchets, or similar object which is wound around something and tightened.
TIE, noun. A strong connection between people or groups of people; a bond.
TIE, noun. (construction) A structural member firmly holding two pieces together.
TIE, noun. (rail transport) (US) A horizontal wooden or concrete structural member that supports and ties together rails.
TIE, noun. (cricket) The situation at the end of all innings of a match where both sides have the same total of runs (different to a draw).
TIE, noun. (sports) (British) A meeting between two players or teams in a competition.
TIE, noun. (music) A curved line connecting two notes of the same pitch denoting that they should be played as a single note with the combined length of both notes (not to be confused with a slur).
TIE, noun. (statistics) One or more equal values or sets of equal values in the data set.
TIE, noun. (surveying) A bearing and distance between a lot corner or point and a benchmark or iron off site.
TIE, noun. (graph theory) connection between two vertices.
TIE, verb. (transitive) To twist (a string, rope, or the like) around itself securely.
TIE, verb. (transitive) To form (a knot or the like) in a string or the like.
TIE, verb. (transitive) To attach or fasten (one thing to another) by string or the like.
TIE, verb. (transitive) To secure (something) by string or the like.
TIE, verb. (transitive or intransitive) To have the same score or position as another in a competition or ordering.
TIE, verb. (US) (transitive) To have the same score or position as (another) in a competition or ordering.
TIE, verb. (music) To unite (musical notes) with a line or slur in the notation.
TIE BACK, verb. To tie or fasten behind.
TIE BEAM, noun. A horizontal beam that serves to prevent two other structural members from separating while forming the base of a triangular truss for a pitched roof.
TIE BUSH, noun. A toxic Asian shrub in the family Thymelaeaceae, Wikstroemia indica, used as a source of fiber and as a remedy in traditional Chinese medicine.
TIE CLIP, noun. A clip used to fasten the front and back parts of a tie.
TIE CLIPS, noun. Plural of tie clip
TIE DOWN, verb. To constrain, or to confine within set limits.
TIE DOWN, verb. To secure as if with a rope or hook.
TIE IN, noun. Alternative spelling of tie-in
TIE INS, noun. Plural of tie in
TIE ONE ON, verb. (idiomatic) To drink alcohol excessively, to the point of being drunk
TIE OVER, verb. (nonstandard) Tide over.
TIE PIN, noun. Alternative form of tiepin
TIE ROD, noun. A slender metal rod used to support or reinforce part of a structure
TIE ROD, noun. Either of a pair of rods that link the steering mechanism to the front wheel or axle of some vehicles
TIE RODS, noun. Plural of tie rod
TIE SOMEONE'S HANDS, verb. (idiomatic) (often in passive voice) To render someone powerless to act, to thwart someone.
TIE TACK, noun. An ornamented pin used to secure a necktie's end flat against the shirt, a stickpin.
TIE TACKS, noun. Plural of tie tack
TIE THE KNOT, verb. (idiomatic) (intransitive) To marry, wed, get married.
TIE THE KNOT, verb. Used other than as an idiom: see tie,‎ the,‎ knot.
TIE UP, verb. To secure with rope, string, etc.
TIE UP, verb. (idiomatic) To occupy, detain, keep busy, or delay.
TIE UP, verb. (idiomatic) To complete, finish, or resolve.
TIE UP LOOSE ENDS, verb. (idiomatic) To deal with the minor consequences of a previous action; to tidy up, finish, or complete.
TIE WRAP, noun. A cable tie

Dictionary definition

TIE, noun. 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".
TIE, noun. 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".
TIE, noun. Equality of score in a contest.
TIE, 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".
TIE, noun. A fastener that serves to join or connect; "the walls are held together with metal links placed in the wet mortar during construction".
TIE, 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".
TIE, noun. (music) a slur over two notes of the same pitch; indicates that the note is to be sustained for their combined time value.
TIE, noun. One of the cross braces that support the rails on a railway track; "the British call a railroad tie a sleeper".
TIE, noun. A cord (or string or ribbon or wire etc.) with which something is tied; "he needed a tie for the packages".
TIE, verb. Fasten or secure with a rope, string, or cord; "They tied their victim to the chair".
TIE, verb. Finish a game with an equal number of points, goals, etc.; "The teams drew a tie".
TIE, verb. Limit or restrict to; "I am tied to UNIX"; "These big jets are tied to large airports".
TIE, verb. Connect, fasten, or put together two or more pieces; "Can you connect the two loudspeakers?"; "Tie the ropes together"; "Link arms".
TIE, verb. Form a knot or bow in; "tie a necktie".
TIE, verb. Create social or emotional ties; "The grandparents want to bond with the child".
TIE, verb. Perform a marriage ceremony; "The minister married us on Saturday"; "We were wed the following week"; "The couple got spliced on Hawaii".
TIE, verb. Make by tying pieces together; "The fishermen tied their flies".
TIE, verb. Unite musical notes by a tie.

Wise words

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