Meaning of TIE in English


vt a knot; a fastening.

2. tie ·vt low shoes fastened with lacings.

3. tie ·vi to make a tie; to make an equal score.

4. tie ·vt a knot of hair, as at the back of a wig.

5. tie ·vt to make an equal score with, in a contest; to be even with.

6. tie ·vt to fasten with a band or cord and knot; to bind.

7. tie ·vt to unite firmly; to fasten; to hold.

8. tie ·vt to unite, as notes, by a cross line, or by a curved line, or slur, drawn over or under them.

9. tie ·vt a bond; an obligation, moral or legal; as, the sacred ties of friendship or of duty; the ties of allegiance.

10. tie ·vt a beam or rod for holding two parts together; in railways, one of the transverse timbers which support the track and keep it in place.

11. tie ·vt an equality in numbers, as of votes, scores, ·etc., which prevents either party from being victorious; equality in any contest, as a race.

12. tie ·vt to form, as a knot, by interlacing or complicating a cord; also, to interlace, or form a knot in; as, to tie a cord to a tree; to knit; to knot.

13. tie ·vt to hold or constrain by authority or moral influence, as by knotted cords; to oblige; to constrain; to restrain; to confine.

14. tie ·vt a line, usually straight, drawn across the stems of notes, or a curved line written over or under the notes, signifying that they are to be slurred, or closely united in the performance, or that two notes of the same pitch are to be sounded as one; a bind; a ligature.

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