What is tie?

  • (noun): A cord (or string or ribbon or wire etc.) with which something is tied.
    Example: "He needed a tie for the packages"
    See also — Additional definitions below

More definitions of "tie":

  • (verb): Limit or restrict to.
    Example: "I am tied to UNIX"; "These big jets are tied to large airports"
  • (noun): 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"
    Synonyms: tie beam
  • (verb): Finish a game with an equal number of points, goals, etc..
    Example: "The teams drew a tie"
    Synonyms: draw
  • (verb): Make by tying pieces together.
    Example: "The fishermen tied their flies"
  • (noun): One of the cross braces that support the rails on a railway track.
    Example: "The British call a railroad tie a sleeper"
    Synonyms: railroad tie, crosstie, sleeper
  • (noun): 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 wore a vest and tie"
    Synonyms: necktie
  • (verb): Unite musical notes by a tie.
  • (verb): Form a knot or bow in.
    Example: "Tie a necktie"
  • (verb): Connect, fasten, or put together two or more pieces.
    Example: "Tie the ropes together"
    Synonyms: connect, link, link up
  • (verb): Fasten or secure with a rope, string, or cord.
    Synonyms: bind
  • (noun): The finish of a contest in which the score is tied and the winner is undecided.
    Example: "Their record was 3 wins, 6 losses and a tie"
    Synonyms: draw, standoff
  • (verb): Create social or emotional ties.
    Synonyms: bind, attach, bond
  • (noun): Equality of score in a contest.
  • (noun): (music) a slur over two notes of the same pitch; indicates that the note is to be sustained for their combined time value.

Famous quotes containing the word tie:

    Let not the tie be mercenary, though the service is measured in money. Make yourself necessary to somebody. Do not make life hard to any.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    Not because Socrates has said it, but because it is really in my nature, and perhaps a little more than it should be, I look upon all humans as my fellow-citizens, and would embrace a Pole as I would a Frenchman, subordinating this national tie to the common and universal one.
    Michel de Montaigne (1533–1592)

    If you tie a horse to a stake, do you expect he will grow fat? If you pen an Indian up on a small spot of earth, and compel him to stay there, he will not be contented, nor will he grow and prosper. I have asked some of the great white chiefs where they get their authority to say to the Indian that he shall stay in one place, while he sees white men going where they please. They can not tell me.
    Chief Joseph (c. 1840–1904)