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  Definition of Tie
  1. a fastener that serves to join or link; "the walls are held together with metal links placed in the wet mortar during construction"
  2. 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"
  3. a cord (or string or ribbon or wire etc.) with which something is tied; "he needed a tie for the packages"
  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"
  5. one of the cross braces that support the rails on a railway track; "the British call a railroad tie a sleeper"
  6. (music) a slur over two notes of the same pitch; indicates that the note is to be sustained for their combined time value
  7. 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"
  8. 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"
  9. equality of score in a contest
  10. form a knot or bow in; "tie a necktie"
  11. limit or restrict to; "I am tied to UNIX"; "These big jets are tied to large airports"
  12. finish a game with an equal number of points, goals, etc.; "The teams drew a tie"
  13. fasten or secure with a rope, string, or cord; "They tied their victim to the chair"
  14. connect, fasten, or put together two or more pieces; "Can you connect the two loudspeakers?"; "Tie the ropes together"; "Link arms"
  15. unite musical notes by a tie
  16. make by tying pieces together; "The fishermen tied their flies"
  17. perform a marriage ceremony; "The minister married us on Saturday"; "We were wed the following week"; "The couple got spliced on Hawaii"
  18. create social or emotional ties; "The grandparents want to bond with the child"
Similar Words: link, linkup, tie-in, necktie, tie beam, railroad tie, crosstie, sleeper, draw, standoff, affiliation, association, tie-up, bind, connect, link up, marry, wed, splice, attach, bond


See Also: tie down, tie up, bind, truss


Hyponyms: bridge, nosepiece, bolo tie, bolo, bola tie, bola, bow tie, four-in-hand, old school tie, string tie, Windsor tie, drawstring, drawing string, string, dead heat, stalemate, deuce, gag, muzzle, retie, tie up, bind off, loop, cord, lash together, truss, rope, leash, strap, knot, lash, band, lace, lace up, join, conjoin, ground, bring together, attach, daisy-chain, interconnect, interlink, tee, put through, bond, draw together, hitch, hang together, interdepend, bridge over, solemnize, solemnise, fixate, befriend


Grouped Verbs: marry, get married, wed, conjoin, hook up with, get hitched with, espouse


Entailments: play


Part Meronyms: railroad track, railroad, railway


Derivational Morphology: connect, link, link up, bind, draw, attach, bond, consociate, associate, affiliate, necktie, affiliation, association, tie-up, standoff, tier, binder, reaper binder, linkup, tie-in, tier up, tying, ligature, nexus, linkage, connection, connexion, connector, connecter, connective, wedding, wedding ceremony, nuptials, hymeneals, marriage, marriage ceremony, alliance, attachment, fond regard, adherence, adhesion


Language Translations:
Catalan: corbata and lligar   Chinese: and 領帶  
Croatian: kravata   Danish: slips  
Dutch: das and knopen   Esperanto: kravato  
Finnish: sitoa and solmio   French: cravate and lier  
German: binden and Krawatte   Hungarian: köt and nyakkendő  
Indonesian: dasi   Italian: cravatta and legare  
Japanese: ネクタイ and 結ぶ   Korean: 넥타이 and 묶다  
Latin: necto   Polish: krawat and wiązać  
Portuguese: atar and gravata   Romanian: cravata and lega  
Russian: галстук and связывать   Serbian: кравата  
Spanish: atar and corbata   Swedish: binda and slips  
Turkish: bağlamak  
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