What is tie?

  • (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
    See also — Additional definitions below

More definitions of "tie":

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

    No bones made, bans laid, or boons expected,
    No contracts, entails, hereditaments,
    Anything at all that might tie or hem.
    William Robert Rodgers (1909–1969)

    Helpless and overwrought,
    she would fasten
    the rope-noose about the beam
    above her bride-couch
    and tie it to her white throat....
    Hilda Doolittle (1886–1961)

    Don’t tie your shoes in a melon patch, and don’t adjust your hat under a plum tree.
    Chinese proverb.