Meaning of TIE in English


I. noun see: tow Date: before 12th century 1. a line, ribbon, or cord used for fastening, uniting, or drawing something closed, b. a structural element (as a rod or angle iron) holding two pieces together ; a tension member in a construction, any of the transverse supports to which railroad rails are fastened to keep them in line, something that serves as a connecting link: as, a moral or legal obligation to someone or something typically constituting a restraining power, influence, or duty, a bond of kinship or affection, a curved line that joins two musical notes of the same pitch to denote a single tone sustained through the time value of the two, 4. an equality in number (as of votes or scores), equality in a contest, a method or style of tying or knotting, something that is knotted or is to be knotted when worn: as, neck~ , a low laced shoe ; oxford , ~less adjective II. verb (~d; tying or ~ing) Date: before 12th century transitive verb 1. to fasten, attach, or close by means of a ~, to form a knot or bow in , to make by tying constituent elements , 2. to place or establish in relationship ; connect , to unite in marriage, to unite (musical notes) by a ~, to join (power systems) electrically, to restrain from independence or freedom of action or choice ; constrain by or as if by authority, influence, agreement, or obligation, 4. a. to make or have an equal score with in a contest, to equalize (the score) in a game or contest, to equalize the score of (a game), to provide or offer something equal to ; equal , intransitive verb to make a ~: as, to make a bond or connection, to make an equal score, to become attached, to close by means of a ~

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