Meaning of TIE in English



Function: verb

Inflected Form: tied ; ty · ing \ ' t ī -i ŋ \ or tie · ing

Date: before 12th century

transitive verb

1 a : to fasten, attach, or close by means of a tie b : to form a knot or bow in < tie your scarf> c : to make by tying constituent elements < tied a wreath> < tie a fishing fly>

2 a : to place or establish in relationship : CONNECT b : to unite in marriage c : to unite (musical notes) by a tie d : to join (power systems) electrically

3 : to restrain from independence or freedom of action or choice : constrain by or as if by authority, influence, agreement, or obligation

4 a (1) : to make or have an equal score with in a contest (2) : to equalize (the score) in a game or contest (3) : to equalize the score of (a game) b : to provide or offer something equal to : EQUAL

intransitive verb : to make a tie: as a : to make a bond or connection b : to make an equal score c : to become attached d : to close by means of a tie

– tie into : to attack with vigor

– tie one on

slang : to get drunk

– tie the knot : to perform a marriage ceremony also : to get married

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.