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NOUN (9)

1. 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"
- Example: "he wore a vest and tie"
[syn: necktie, tie]

2. a social or business relationship;
- Example: "a valuable financial affiliation"
- Example: "he was sorry he had to sever his ties with other members of the team"
- Example: "many close associations with England"
[syn: affiliation, association, tie, tie-up]

3. equality of score in a contest;

4. 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"
[syn: tie, tie beam]

5. a fastener that serves to join or connect;
- Example: "the walls are held together with metal links placed in the wet mortar during construction"
[syn: link, linkup, tie, tie-in]

6. the finish of a contest in which the score is tied and the winner is undecided;
- Example: "the game ended in a draw"
- Example: "their record was 3 wins, 6 losses and a tie"
[syn: 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;

8. one of the cross braces that support the rails on a railway track;
- Example: "the British call a railroad tie a sleeper"
[syn: tie, railroad tie, crosstie, sleeper]

9. a cord (or string or ribbon or wire etc.) with which something is tied;
- Example: "he needed a tie for the packages"


VERB (9)

1. fasten or secure with a rope, string, or cord;
- Example: "They tied their victim to the chair"
[syn: tie, bind]

2. finish a game with an equal number of points, goals, etc.;
- Example: "The teams drew a tie"
[syn: tie, draw]

3. limit or restrict to;
- Example: "I am tied to UNIX"
- Example: "These big jets are tied to large airports"

4. connect, fasten, or put together two or more pieces;
- Example: "Can you connect the two loudspeakers?"
- Example: "Tie the ropes together"
- Example: "Link arms"
[syn: connect, link, tie, link up]

5. form a knot or bow in;
- Example: "tie a necktie"

6. create social or emotional ties;
- Example: "The grandparents want to bond with the child"
[syn: bind, tie, attach, bond]

7. perform a marriage ceremony;
- Example: "The minister married us on Saturday"
- Example: "We were wed the following week"
- Example: "The couple got spliced on Hawaii"
[syn: marry, wed, tie, splice]

8. make by tying pieces together;
- Example: "The fishermen tied their flies"

9. unite musical notes by a tie;


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Tie \Tie\, n.; pl. Ties. [AS. t[=e]ge, t?ge, t[imac]ge. [root]64. See Tie, v. t.] 1. A knot; a fastening. [1913 Webster] 2. A bond; an obligation, moral or legal; as, the sacred ties of friendship or of duty; the ties of allegiance. [1913 Webster] No distance breaks the tie of blood. --Young. [1913 Webster] 3. A knot of hair, as at the back of a wig. --Young. [1913 Webster] 4. An equality in numbers, as of votes, scores, etc., which prevents either party from being victorious; equality in any contest, as a race. [1913 Webster] 5. (Arch. & Engin.) A beam or rod for holding two parts together; in railways, one of the transverse timbers which support the track and keep it in place. [1913 Webster] 6. (Mus.) A line, usually straight, drawn across the stems of notes, or a curved line written over or under the notes, signifying that they are to be slurred, or closely united in the performance, or that two notes of the same pitch are to be sounded as one; a bind; a ligature. [1913 Webster] 7. pl. Low shoes fastened with lacings. [1913 Webster] Bale tie, a fastening for the ends of a hoop for a bale. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Tie \Tie\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Tied(Obs. Tight); p. pr. & vb. n. Tying.] [OE. ti?en, teyen, AS. t[imac]gan, ti['e]gan, fr. te['a]g, te['a]h, a rope; akin to Icel. taug, and AS. te['o]n to draw, to pull. See Tug, v. t., and cf. Tow to drag.] 1. To fasten with a band or cord and knot; to bind. "Tie the kine to the cart." --1 Sam. vi. 7. [1913 Webster] My son, keep thy father's commandment, and forsake not the law of thy mother: bind them continually upon thine heart, and tie them about thy neck. --Prov. vi. 20,21. [1913 Webster] 2. To form, as a knot, by interlacing or complicating a cord; also, to interlace, or form a knot in; as, to tie a cord to a tree; to knit; to knot. "We do not tie this knot with an intention to puzzle the argument." --Bp. Burnet. [1913 Webster] 3. To unite firmly; to fasten; to hold. [1913 Webster] In bond of virtuous love together tied. --Fairfax. [1913 Webster] 4. To hold or constrain by authority or moral influence, as by knotted cords; to oblige; to constrain; to restrain; to confine. [1913 Webster] Not tied to rules of policy, you find Revenge less sweet than a forgiving mind. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 5. (Mus.) To unite, as notes, by a cross line, or by a curved line, or slur, drawn over or under them. [1913 Webster] 6. To make an equal score with, in a contest; to be even with. [1913 Webster] To ride and tie. See under Ride. To tie down. (a) To fasten so as to prevent from rising. (b) To restrain; to confine; to hinder from action. To tie up, to confine; to restrain; to hinder from motion or action. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Tie \Tie\, v. i. To make a tie; to make an equal score. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

tie n 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" [syn: 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" [syn: affiliation, association, tie, tie-up] 3: equality of score in a contest 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" [syn: 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" [syn: 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" [syn: 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 8: one of the cross braces that support the rails on a railway track; "the British call a railroad tie a sleeper" [syn: 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" v 1: fasten or secure with a rope, string, or cord; "They tied their victim to the chair" [syn: tie, bind] [ant: unbrace, unlace, untie] 2: finish a game with an equal number of points, goals, etc.; "The teams drew a tie" [syn: tie, draw] 3: limit or restrict to; "I am tied to UNIX"; "These big jets are tied to large airports" 4: connect, fasten, or put together two or more pieces; "Can you connect the two loudspeakers?"; "Tie the ropes together"; "Link arms" [syn: connect, link, tie, link up] [ant: disconnect] 5: form a knot or bow in; "tie a necktie" 6: create social or emotional ties; "The grandparents want to bond with the child" [syn: 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" [syn: marry, wed, tie, splice] 8: make by tying pieces together; "The fishermen tied their flies" 9: unite musical notes by a tie
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

460 Moby Thesaurus words for "tie": Roman collar, Tweedledum and Tweedledee, accent, accent mark, accord, accouple, accumulate, addition, adherence, adhesion, adjunct, affairs, affiliate, affiliation, affinity, agent, agglomeration, agglutinate, agglutination, aggregation, allegiance, alliance, ally, amass, amount to, anchor, apply, approximation, armory, articulate, articulation, assemblage, assemble, associate, association, assurance, attach, attachment, badge, badge of office, badges, balance, band, bandage, bandanna, bar, baton, batten, batten down, be consistent, be logical, belay, belt, bend, bertha, bind, bind up, blazonry, boa, bona fides, bond, bonne foi, bowtie, brace, bracket, bracketing, brassard, break even, bridge, bridge over, bridle, broker, bundle, button, button-down collar, cancel, cap and gown, cause, cause to, celluloid collar, cement, chain, chain of office, character, choke, choker, cinch, clap together, class ring, clerical collar, clinch, clog, closeness, clustering, cockade, coeval, coexistent, coincide, collar, collect, combination, combine, come to, come up to, comforter, commit, communication, compel, comprise, concatenate, concatenation, concomitant, concourse, concurrence, confine, confirm, confluence, congeries, conglobulate, conglomeration, conjoin, conjugate, conjugation, conjunction, connect, connectedness, connection, constancy, constrain, contemporary, contiguity, contrariety, convergence, coordinate, copulate, copulation, cord, correlate, correspond, couple, coupling, cover, cramp, cravat, cross, curb, curtail, custos, dead heat, deadlock, dealings, decoration, deduction, devotedness, devotion, direct, disjunction, distributor, ditto, do up, dog collar, dot, draw, draw a parallel, dress, drive, eagle, elate, emblems, embrace, enchain, encompass, enforce, engage, ensigns, entanglement, entrammel, equal, equality, equate, even, even break, even off, expression mark, fair shake, faith, faithfulness, fasces, fasten, fasten down, fastener, fastening, fealty, fermata, fetter, fidelity, figurehead, filiation, firmness, fit in, fleur-de-lis, force, four-in-hand, fur, gather, gathering, gird, girdle, girt, girth, glue, go-between, good faith, guarantee, guaranty, guimpe, gyve, halt, hammer and sickle, hamper, handcuff, have, heraldry, hinder, hitch, hobble, hog-tie, hold, homage, homology, hookup, hopple, identify, impel, impose on, include, indemnity, insignia, insurance, intercommunication, intercourse, interlinking, intermediary, intermedium, interrelate, intimacy, involvement, jobber, join, joinder, joining, jointure, junction, keep busy, keep pace with, kerchief, key signature, knot, knotted score, knotting, lace, lapel pin, lash, lay together, lead, league, leash, liaison, ligament, ligature, limit, line, link, linkage, linking, livery, loyalty, lump together, mace, make, make fast, make imperative, make incumbent, make secure, make sense, make sure, manacle, mantle, mark, markings, marriage, marry, marshal, mass, match, match up with, mate, measure, measure up, measure up to, medal, mediary, mediator, medium, meet, meeting, merge, merger, merging, metronomic mark, middleman, mobilize, moor, mortarboard, muffler, mutual attraction, nail down, nearness, neck-and-neck race, neckband, neckcloth, neckerchief, neckpiece, necktie, nexus, notation, obligate, oblige, occupy, old school tie, pair, pairing, parallel, parallelize, pause, peg down, photo finish, picket, piece together, pin, pin down, pinion, pledge, plunging neckline, presa, propinquity, proximity, put in irons, put together, rapport, reach, regalia, relate, relatedness, relation, relations, relationship, relativize, require, restrain, restrict, ribbon, ring, rival, rivet, roll into one, rope, rose, ruff, run abreast, run to, saddle with, scarf, school ring, secure, security, segno, shackle, shamrock, shoelace, sigillography, sign, signature, similarity, skull and crossbones, sleeper, slur, solder, span, sphragistics, splice, stack up with, staff, stalemate, standoff, staunchness, steadfastness, stick together, stock, stocks and bonds, stole, stop, straitjacket, strap, string, surety, swaddle, swastika, swathe, swell, symbiosis, symbol, sympathy, take in, take up, tallith, tape, tartan, team up, tempo mark, tether, the same, thistle, thong, tie down, tie in, tie up, tie-in, tie-up, tight-fisted, time signature, tippet, touch, trammel, troth, true blue, trueness, truss, truss up, tucker, unification, uniform, unify, union, unite, use, use force upon, verge, vinculum, wand, warrant, warranty, wed, weld, wholesaler, wire, wrap, wrap up, yoke, yoking
V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (September 2014):

TIE Terminal Interface Equipment
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):

TIE. When two persons receive an equal number of votes at an election, there is said to be a tie. 2. In that case neither is elected. When the votes are given on any question to be decided by a deliberative assembly, and there is a tie, the question is lost. Vide Majority.