[syn: tied(p), even, level(p)]
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.
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.
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.
3. To unite firmly; to fasten; to hold.
In bond of virtuous love together tied. --Fairfax.
4. To hold or constrain by authority or moral influence, as
by knotted cords; to oblige; to constrain; to restrain; to
Not tied to rules of policy, you find
Revenge less sweet than a forgiving mind. --Dryden.
5. (Mus.) To unite, as notes, by a cross line, or by a curved
line, or slur, drawn over or under them.
6. To make an equal score with, in a contest; to be even
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
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: bound or secured closely; "the guard was found trussed up
with his arms and legs securely tied"; "a trussed
chicken" [syn: trussed, tied]
2: bound together by or as if by a strong rope; especially as by
a bond of affection; "people tied by blood or marriage"
3: fastened with strings or cords; "a neatly tied bundle" [syn:
tied, fastened] [ant: unfastened, untied]
4: closed with a lace; "snugly laced shoes" [syn: laced,
tied] [ant: unlaced, untied]
5: of the score in a contest; "the score is tied" [syn:
tied(p), even, level(p)]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
120 Moby Thesaurus words for "tied":
affiliate, affiliated, aground, alike, allied, anchored, assembled,
associate, associated, at par, au pair, banded together, beholden,
beholden to, bound, bounden, bounden to, bracketed, caught,
chained, collateral, collected, commensurate, committed, conjoined,
conjugate, connected, copulate, correlated, coupled, drawn,
duty-bound, equal, equalized, even, even stephen, fast, fastened,
fettered, fifty-fifty, fixed, gathered, grounded, half-and-half,
hampered, hand-in-glove, hand-in-hand, handcuffed, held,
high and dry, impacted, implicated, in bonds, in chains,
in duty bound, in irons, incorporated, indebted to, inextricable,
integrated, interlinked, interlocked, interrelated, intimate,
involved, ironbound, jammed, joined, knotted, leagued, level, like,
linked, manacled, matched, mated, merged, moored, nip and tuck,
obligate, obligated, obliged, obliged to, of that ilk,
of that kind, on a footing, on a level, on a par, on even ground,
packed, paired, par, parallel, pledged, proportionate, quits,
related, saddled, shackled, spliced, square, stalemated, stranded,
strapped, stuck, stuck fast, tethered, tied down, tied up,
trammeled, transfixed, twinned, under obligation, undivided,
united, unseparated, wed, wedded, wedged, yoked