Definitions for tie

Definitions for (noun) tie

Main entry: link, linkup, tie, tie-in

Definition: a fastener that serves to join or connect

Usage: the walls are held together with metal links placed in the wet mortar during construction

Main entry: necktie, tie

Definition: neckwear consisting of a long narrow piece of material worn (mostly by men) under a collar and tied in knot at the front

Usage: he stood in front of the mirror tightening his necktie; he wore a vest and tie

Main entry: tie

Definition: a cord (or string or ribbon or wire etc.) with which something is tied

Usage: he needed a tie for the packages

Main entry: tie, tie beam

Definition: a horizontal beam used to prevent two other structural members from spreading apart or separating

Usage: he nailed the rafters together with a tie beam

Main entry: tie, railroad tie, sleeper, crosstie

Definition: one of the cross braces that support the rails on a railway track

Usage: the British call a railroad tie a sleeper

Main entry: tie

Definition: (music) a slur over two notes of the same pitch; indicates that the note is to be sustained for their combined time value

Main entry: draw, tie, standoff

Definition: the finish of a contest in which the score is tied and the winner is undecided

Usage: the game ended in a draw; their record was 3 wins, 6 losses and a tie

Main entry: association, affiliation, tie, tie-up

Definition: a social or business relationship

Usage: a valuable financial affiliation; he was sorry he had to sever his ties with other members of the team; many close associations with England

Main entry: tie

Definition: equality of score in a contest

Definitions for (verb) tie

Main entry: tie

Definition: form a knot or bow in

Usage: tie a necktie

Main entry: tie

Definition: limit or restrict to

Usage: I am tied to UNIX; These big jets are tied to large airports

Main entry: tie, draw

Definition: finish a game with an equal number of points, goals, etc.

Usage: The teams drew a tie

Main entry: tie, bind

Definition: fasten or secure with a rope, string, or cord

Usage: They tied their victim to the chair

Main entry: tie, link, link up, connect

Definition: connect, fasten, or put together two or more pieces

Usage: Can you connect the two loudspeakers?; Tie the ropes together; Link arms

Main entry: tie

Definition: unite musical notes by a tie

Main entry: tie

Definition: make by tying pieces together

Usage: The fishermen tied their flies

Main entry: wed, splice, tie, marry

Definition: perform a marriage ceremony

Usage: The minister married us on Saturday; We were wed the following week; The couple got spliced on Hawaii

Main entry: bond, tie, bind, attach

Definition: create social or emotional ties

Usage: The grandparents want to bond with the child

Visual thesaurus for tie