What is tie?

  • (noun): Equality of score in a contest.
    See also — Additional definitions below

More definitions of "tie":

  • (noun): (music) a slur over two notes of the same pitch; indicates that the note is to be sustained for their combined time value.
  • (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
  • (verb): Fasten or secure with a rope, string, or cord.
    Synonyms: bind
  • (verb): Finish a game with an equal number of points, goals, etc..
    Example: "The teams drew a tie"
    Synonyms: draw
  • (verb): Form a knot or bow in.
    Example: "Tie a necktie"
  • (verb): Limit or restrict to.
    Example: "I am tied to UNIX"; "These big jets are tied to large airports"
  • (verb): Unite musical notes by a tie.
  • (verb): Create social or emotional ties.
    Synonyms: bind, attach, bond
  • (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
  • (noun): A cord (or string or ribbon or wire etc.) with which something is tied.
    Example: "He needed a tie for the packages"
  • (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
  • (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): Make by tying pieces together.
    Example: "The fishermen tied their flies"
  • (verb): Connect, fasten, or put together two or more pieces.
    Example: "Tie the ropes together"
    Synonyms: connect, link, link up

Famous quotes containing the word tie:

    Oh, darling, let your body in,
    let it tie you in,
    in comfort.
    What I want to say, Linda,
    is that women are born twice.
    Anne Sexton (1928–1974)

    Despotism may govern without faith, but liberty cannot.... How is it possible that society should escape destruction if the moral tie is not strengthened in proportion as the political tie is relaxed? And what can be done with a people who are their own masters if they are not submissive to the Deity?
    Alexis de Tocqueville (1805–1859)

    No one can tear your thread out of himself.
    No one can tie you down or set you free.
    Philip Larkin (1922–1986)