Meaning of tie by Wiktionary Dictionary
- IPA: /taɪ/
- Rhymes: -aɪ
- Homophone: Thai, Ty
- A necktie ( item of clothing consisting of a strip of cloth tied around the neck ). See also bow tie, black tie .
- The situation in which one or more participants in a competition are placed equally .
- A piece of wire embedded in paper, strip of plastic with ratchets, or similar object which is wound around something and tightened .
- A strong connection between people or groups of people, a bond .
- ( 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 ) .
- ( sports, UK ) A meeting between two players or teams in a competition .
- ( 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 .
- ( statistics ) One or more equal values or sets of equal values in the data set .
- ( surveying ) A bearing and distance between a lot corner or point and a benchmark or iron off site .
- ( rail transport, US ) A horizontal wooden or concrete structural member that supports and ties together railway lines .
- ( transitive ) To twist ( a string, rope, or the like ) around itself securely .
- ( transitive ) To form ( a knot or the like ) in a string or the like .
- ( transitive ) To attach or fasten ( one thing to another ) by string or the like .
- ( transitive ) To secure ( something ) by string or the like .
- ( intransitive ) To have the same score or position as another in a competition or ordering .
- ( transitive ) To have the same score or position as ( another ) in a competition or ordering .
- tie a necktie
fasten or secure with a rope, string, or cord
- Tie n.; pl. Ties [AS. tēge, tge, tīge. √64. See Tie, v. t.]
1. A knot; a fastening.
2. A bond; an obligation, moral or legal; as, “the sacred ties of friendship or of duty; the ties of allegiance”.
No distance breaks the tie of blood. Young.
3. A knot of hair, as at the back of a wig. Young.
4. An equality in numbers, as of votes, scores, etc., which prevents either party from being victorious; equality in any contest, as a race.
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.
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.
7. pl. Low shoes fastened with lacings.
Bale tie, a fastening for the ends of a hoop for a bale.
- Tie, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Tied ( Obs. Tight ; p. pr. & vb. n. Tying] [OE. tien, teyen, AS. tīgan, tiégan, fr. teág, teáh, a rope; akin to Icel. taug, and AS. teón 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. Prov. vi. 20,21.
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 confine.
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 with.
To ride and tie. See under Ride. -- To tie down. To fasten so as to prevent from rising. To restrain; to confine; to hinder from action. -- To tie up, to confine; to restrain; to hinder from motion or action.
- Tie, v. i. To make a tie; to make an equal score.
From Old English tēag, tēah .
tie ( plural: ties )
From Old English tīġan, tiegan .
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