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Definitions and Synonyms of tie | Another word for tie | What is tie?

Definition 1: a cord (or string or ribbon or wire etc.) with which something is tied - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where tie or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he needed a tie for the packages

(tie is a kind of ...) a line made of twisted fibers or threads

"the bundle was tied with a cord"

(... is a kind of tie ) a tie consisting of a cord that goes through a seam around an opening

"he pulled the drawstring and closed the bag"

Definition 2: neckwear consisting of a long narrow piece of material worn (mostly by men) under a collar and tied in knot at the front - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where tie or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he stood in front of the mirror tightening his necktie
  • he wore a vest and tie

Synonyms for tie in the sense of this definition

(tie is a kind of ...) articles of clothing worn about the neck

(... is a kind of tie ) a cord fastened around the neck with an ornamental clasp and worn as a necktie

(... is a kind of tie ) a man's tie that ties in a bow

(... is a kind of tie ) a long necktie that is tied in a slipknot with one end hanging in front of the other

(... is a kind of tie ) necktie indicating the school the wearer attended

(... is a kind of tie ) a very narrow necktie usually tied in a bow

(... is a kind of tie ) a wide necktie worn in a loose bow

Definition 3: a horizontal beam used to prevent two other structural members from spreading apart or separating - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where tie or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he nailed the rafters together with a tie beam

Synonyms for tie in the sense of this definition

(tie is a kind of ...) long thick piece of wood or metal or concrete, etc., used in construction

Definition 4: one of the cross braces that support the rails on a railway track - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where tie or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the British call a railroad tie a sleeper

Synonyms for tie in the sense of this definition

(tie is a kind of ...) a structural member used to stiffen a framework

(... is part of tie) a line of track providing a runway for wheels

"he walked along the railroad track"

Definition 5: a fastener that serves to join or connect - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where tie or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the walls are held together with metal links placed in the wet mortar during construction

Synonyms for tie in the sense of this definition

(tie is a kind of ...) restraint that attaches to something or holds something in place

(... is a kind of tie ) the link between two lenses; rests on the nose

Definition 6: (music) a slur over two notes of the same pitch; indicates that the note is to be sustained for their combined time value - [noun denoting communication]

(tie is a kind of ...) (music) a curved line spanning notes that are to be played legato

(tie belongs to category ...) an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner

Definition 7: the finish of a contest in which the score is tied and the winner is undecided - [noun denoting event]

Samples where tie or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the game ended in a draw
  • their record was 3 wins, 6 losses and a tie

Synonyms for tie in the sense of this definition

(tie is a kind of ...) designated event that concludes a contest (especially a race)

"excitement grew as the finish neared" "my horse was several lengths behind at the finish" "the winner is the team with the most points at the finish"

(... is a kind of tie ) a tie in a race

(... is a kind of tie ) drawing position in chess: any of a player's possible moves would place his king in check

Definition 8: equality of score in a contest - [noun denoting state]

(tie is a kind of ...) a state of being essentially equal or equivalent; equally balanced

"on a par with the best"

(... is a kind of tie ) a tie in tennis or table tennis that requires winning two successive points to win the game

Definition 9: a social or business relationship - [noun denoting state]

Samples where tie or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a valuable financial affiliation
  • he was sorry he had to sever his ties with other members of the team
  • many close associations with England

Synonyms for tie in the sense of this definition

(tie is a kind of ...) a state involving mutual dealings between people or parties or countries

Definition 10: form a knot or bow in - [verb of change]

Samples where tie or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • tie a necktie

(tie is a kind of ...) give shape or form to

"shape the dough" "form the young child's character"

Definition 11: limit or restrict to - [verb of change]

Samples where tie or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I am tied to UNIX
  • These big jets are tied to large airports

(tie is a kind of ...) place limits on (extent or amount or access)

"restrict the use of this parking lot" "limit the time you can spend with your friends"

Definition 12: finish a game with an equal number of points, goals, etc. - [verb of competition]

Samples where tie or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The teams drew a tie

Synonyms for tie in the sense of this definition

(tie is a kind of ...) make equal, uniform, corresponding, or matching

"let's equalize the duties among all employees in this office" "The company matched the discount policy of its competitors"

(tie implies ...) participate in games or sport

"We played hockey all afternoon" "play cards" "Pele played for the Brazilian teams in many important matches"

Definition 13: fasten or secure with a rope, string, or cord - [verb of contact]

Samples where tie or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • They tied their victim to the chair

Synonyms for tie in the sense of this definition

(tie is a kind of ...) cause to be firmly attached

"fasten the lock onto the door" "she fixed her gaze on the man"

(... is a kind of tie ) tie a gag around someone's mouth in order to silence them

"The burglars gagged the home owner and tied him to a chair"

(... is a kind of tie ) bind or tie together, as with a band

(... is a kind of tie ) bind with a rope, chain, or cord

"lash the horse"

(... is a kind of tie ) tie or fasten into a knot

"knot the shoelaces"

(... is a kind of tie ) tie with a strap

(... is a kind of tie ) fasten with a rope

"rope the bag securely"

(... is a kind of tie ) tie the wings and legs of a bird before cooking it

(... is a kind of tie ) bind together with a cord or rope

"Lash together these barrels!"

(... is a kind of tie ) bind or tie with a cord

(... is a kind of tie ) fasten or join with a loop

"He looped the watch through his belt"

(... is a kind of tie ) finish the last row

(... is a kind of tie ) tie again or anew

"retie the string and make it strong enough now"

(... is a kind of tie ) draw through eyes or holes

"lace the shoelaces"

Definition 14: connect, fasten, or put together two or more pieces - [verb of contact]

Samples where tie or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Can you connect the two loudspeakers?
  • Tie the ropes together
  • Link arms

Synonyms for tie in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of tie ) make contact or come together

"The two roads join here"

(... is a kind of tie ) be connected

"In my heart I can make the world hang together"

(... is a kind of tie ) connect to a vehicle:

"hitch the trailer to the car"

(... is a kind of tie ) connect by telephone

"the operator put a call through to Rio"

(... is a kind of tie ) connect with a tee

"tee two pipes"

(... is a kind of tie ) cause to be interconnected or interwoven

(... is a kind of tie ) unite musical notes by a tie

(... is a kind of tie ) connect devices on a part of a chip or circuit board in a computer

(... is a kind of tie ) cause to be attached

(... is a kind of tie ) cause to become joined or linked

"join these two parts so that they fit together"

(... is a kind of tie ) connect to a ground

"ground the electrical connections for safety reasons"

(... is a kind of tie ) connect or reduce the distance between

Definition 15: unite musical notes by a tie - [verb of contact]

(tie is a kind of ...) connect, fasten, or put together two or more pieces

"Can you connect the two loudspeakers?" "Tie the ropes together" "Link arms"

Definition 16: make by tying pieces together - [verb of creation]

Samples where tie or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The fishermen tied their flies

(tie is a kind of ...) make out of components (often in an improvising manner)

"She fashioned a tent out of a sheet and a few sticks"

Samples where tie or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The minister married us on Saturday
  • We were wed the following week
  • The couple got spliced on Hawaii

Synonyms for tie in the sense of this definition

(tie is a kind of ...) act in an official capacity in a ceremony or religious ritual, such as a wedding

"Who officiated at your wedding?"

(... is a kind of tie ) perform (the wedding ceremony) with proper ceremonies

(tie has a similar meaning as ...) take in marriage

Samples where tie or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The grandparents want to bond with the child

Synonyms for tie in the sense of this definition

(tie is a kind of ...) have or establish a relationship to

"She relates well to her peers"

(... is a kind of tie ) attach (oneself) to a person or thing in a neurotic way

"He fixates on his mother, even at the age of 40"

(... is a kind of tie ) become friends with

"John and Eric soon became friends" "Have you made friends yet in your new environment?"

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