HyperDic: tie

English > 18 senses of the word tie:
VERBcontacttie, bindfasten or secure with a rope, string, or cord
competitiontie, drawfinish a game / game / game with an equal number of points, goals, etc.
changetielimit or restrict to
contacttie, connect, link, link upconnect, fasten, or put together two or more pieces
changetieform a knot or bow in
socialtie, bind, attach, bondcreate social or emotional ties
socialtie, marry, wed, spliceperform a marriage ceremony
creationtiemake by tying pieces together
contacttieunite musical notes by a tie
NOUNartifacttie, necktieneckwear consisting of a long narrow piece of material worn (mostly by men) under a collar and tied in knot at the front
statetie, affiliation, association, tie-upa social or business relationship
statetieequality of score in a contest
artifacttie, tie beama horizontal beam used to prevent two other structural members from spreading apart or separating
artifacttie, link, linkup, tie-ina fastener that serves to join or connect
eventtie, draw, standoffthe finish of a contest in which the score is tied and the winner is undecided
communicationtie(music) a slur over two notes of the same pitch
artifacttie, railroad tie, crosstie, sleeperone of the cross braces that support the rails on a railway track
artifacttiea cord (or string or ribbon or wire etc.) with which something is tied
tie > pronunciation
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Rhymesanti ... untie: 7 rhymes with tay...
English > tie: 18 senses > noun 1, artifact
Meaningneckwear consisting of a long narrow piece of material worn (mostly by men) under a collar and tied in knot at the front.
Examples
  • "he stood in front of the mirror tightening his necktie"
  • "he wore a vest and tie"
Synonymnecktie
NarrowerWindsor tieA wide necktie worn in a loose bow
bolo tie, bolo, bola tie, bolaA cord fastened around the neck with an ornamental clasp and worn as a necktie
bow tie, bow-tie, bowtieA man's tie that ties in a bow
four-in-handA long necktie that is tied in a slipknot with one end hanging in front of the other
old school tienecktie indicating the school the wearer attended
string tieA very narrow necktie usually tied in a bow
Broaderneckweararticles of clothing worn about the neck
Spanishcorbata
Catalancorbata
Verbstieform a knot or bow in
English > tie: 18 senses > noun 2, state
MeaningA social or business relationship.
Example "he was sorry he had to sever his ties with other members of the team"
Synonymsaffiliation, association, tie-up
BroaderrelationshipA state involving mutual dealings between people or parties or countries
Spanishafiliación
Catalanafiliació
Verbstielimit or restrict to
tiecreate social or emotional ties
English > tie: 18 senses > noun 3, state
Meaningequality of score in a contest.
NarrowerdeuceA tie in tennis or table tennis that requires winning two successive points to win the game
Broaderequality, equivalence, equation, parA state of being essentially equal or equivalent
Spanishempate
English > tie: 18 senses > noun 4, artifact
MeaningA horizontal beam used to prevent two other structural members from spreading apart or separating.
Example"he nailed the rafters together with a tie beam"
Synonymtie beam
Broaderbeamlong thick piece of wood or metal or concrete, etc., used in construction
Spanishtirante
English > tie: 18 senses > noun 5, artifact
MeaningA fastener that serves to join or connect.
Synonymslink, linkup, tie-in
Narrowerbridge, nosepieceThe link between two lenses
Broaderfastener, fastening, holdfast, fixingrestraint that attaches to something or holds something in place
Spanishenlace, linkup, nexo, nudo, tie-in, vínculo
Catalanenllaç, linkup, nus, vincle
Verbstiefasten or secure with a rope, string, or cord
tieconnect, fasten, or put together two or more pieces
English > tie: 18 senses > noun 6, event
MeaningThe 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"
Synonymsdraw, standoff
Narrowerdead heatA tie in a race
stalemateDrawing position in chess
Broaderfinishdesignated event that concludes a contest (especially a race)
Spanishempate
Catalanempat
Verbstiefinish a game / game / game with an equal number of points, goals, etc.
English > tie: 18 senses > noun 7, communication
Meaning(music) a slur over two notes of the same pitch; indicates that the note is to be sustained for their combined time value.
CategorymusicAn artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner
Broaderslur(music) a curved line spanning notes that are to be played legato
Spanishligadura
Catalanlligadura
Verbstieunite musical notes by a tie
English > tie: 18 senses > noun 8, artifact
MeaningOne of the cross braces that support the rails on a railway track.
Example"the British call a railroad tie a sleeper"
Synonymsrailroad tie, crosstie, sleeper
Part ofrailroad track, railroad, railwayA line of track providing a runway for wheels
Broaderbrace, bracingA structural member used to stiffen a framework
Spanishdurmiente, traviesa
Catalantravessa
English > tie: 18 senses > noun 9, artifact
MeaningA cord (or string or ribbon or wire etc.) with which something is tied.
Example"he needed a tie for the packages"
Narrowerdrawstring, drawing string, stringA tie consisting of a cord that goes through a seam around an opening
BroadercordA line made of twisted fibers or threads
Spanishcordón
Verbstiefasten or secure with a rope, string, or cord
English > tie: 18 senses > verb 1, contact
MeaningFasten or secure with a rope, string, or cord.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Somebody ----s something to somebody; Somebody ----s somebody PP; Somebody ----s something PP
Example"They tied their victim to the chair"
Synonymbind
NarrowerbandBind or tie together, as with a band / band
cordBind or tie with a cord
gag, muzzleTie a gag around someone's mouth in order to silence them
knotTie or fasten into a knot
lace, lace upDraw through eyes or holes
lashBind with a rope, chain, or cord
lash togetherBind together with a cord or rope
loopFasten or join with a loop
retieTie again or anew
rope, leashFasten with a rope
strapTie with a strap
tie up, bind offFinish the last row
trussTie the wings and legs of a bird before cooking it
Broaderfasten, fix, secureCause to be firmly attached
See alsotie down, tie upsecure with or as if with ropes
Oppositeuntie, unbrace, unlaceundo the ties of
Spanishamarrar, atar, empatar, ligar
Catalanamarrar, empatar, lligar
Nounstiea cord (or string or ribbon or wire etc.) with which something is tied
tiea fastener that serves to join or connect
tiersomething that is used for tying
tiera worker who ties something
tyingthe act of tying or binding things together
English > tie: 18 senses > verb 2, competition
MeaningFinish a game / game / game with an equal number of points, goals, etc..
PatternSomebody ----s
Example"The teams drew a tie"
Synonymdraw
Entailsplayparticipate in games / games or sport
Broaderequal, match, equalize, equalise, equatemake equal, uniform, corresponding, or matching
Spanishempatar
Catalanempatar
Nounstiethe finish of a contest in which the score is tied and the winner is undecided
tierany one of two or more competitors who tie one another
English > tie: 18 senses > verb 3, change
MeaningLimit or restrict to.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody PP; Somebody ----s something PP
Examples
  • "I am tied to UNIX"
  • "These big jets are tied to large airports"
Broaderrestrict, trammel, limit, bound, confine, throttleplace limits on (extent or access)
Spanishengancharse, enganchar
Catalanenganxar-se, enganxar
Nounstiea social or business relationship
English > tie: 18 senses > verb 4, contact
MeaningConnect, fasten, or put together two or more pieces.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody PP; Somebody ----s something PP
Example "Tie the ropes together"
Synonymsconnect, link, link up
NarrowerattachCause to be attached
bridge, bridge overConnect or reduce the distance between
daisy-chainConnect devices on a part of a chip or circuit board in a computer
groundConnect to a ground
hang together, interdependBe connected
hitchConnect to a vehicle
interconnect, interlinkCause to be interconnected or interwoven
join, conjoinmake contact or come together
joinCause to become joined / joined or linked
put throughConnect by telephone
teeConnect with a tee
tieUnite musical notes by a tie
Oppositedisconnectmake disconnected, disjoin or unfasten
Spanishacoplar, asociar, atar, comunicar, conectar, empatar, entroncar, juntar, ligar, unir, vincular
Catalanacoblar, ajuntar, associar, comunicar, connectar, empatar, entroncar, lligar, reunir, unir
Nounstiea fastener that serves to join or connect
English > tie: 18 senses > verb 5, change
Meaningform a knot or bow in.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"tie a necktie"
Broadershape, formGive shape or form to
Spanishanudar
Catalannuar
Nounstieneckwear consisting of a long narrow piece of material worn (mostly by men) under a collar and tied in knot at the front
English > tie: 18 senses > verb 6, social
Meaningcreate social or emotional ties.
PatternSomething ----s somebody
Synonymsbind, attach, bond
NarrowerbefriendBecome friends with
fixateattach (oneself) to a person or thing in a neurotic way
BroaderrelateHave or establish a relationship to
Nounstiea social or business relationship
English > tie: 18 senses > verb 7, social
MeaningPerform a marriage ceremony.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Synonymsmarry, wed, splice
Narrowersolemnize, solemnisePerform (the wedding ceremony) with proper ceremonies
BroaderofficiateAct in an official capacity in a ceremony or religious ritual, such as a wedding
Similar tomarry, get married, wed, conjoin, hook up with, get hitched with, espouseTake in marriage
Spanishcasar, unir en matrimonio
Catalancasar
English > tie: 18 senses > verb 8, creation
Meaningmake by tying pieces together.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"The fishermen tied their flies"
Broaderfashion, forgemake out of components (often in an improvising manner)
Spanishatar, corbata, ligar
Catalancorbata
Nounstyingthe act of tying or binding things together
English > tie: 18 senses > verb 9, contact
MeaningUnite musical notes by a tie.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Broaderconnect, link, tie, link upConnect, fasten, or put together two or more pieces
Spanishligar
Nounstie(music) a slur over two notes of the same pitch

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