a cord (or string or ribbon or wire etc.) with which something is tied
"he needed a tie for the packages"
one of the cross braces that support the rails on a railway track
"the British call a railroad tie a sleeper"
- railroad tie
(music) a slur over two notes of the same pitch
indicates that the note is to be sustained for their combined time value
the finish of a contest in which the score is tied and the winner is undecided
"the game ended in a draw"
"their record was 3 wins, 6 losses and a tie"
a fastener that serves to join or connect
"the walls are held together with metal links placed in the wet mortar during construction"
- tie in
a horizontal beam used to prevent two other structural members from spreading apart or separating
"he nailed the rafters together with a tie beam"
- tie beam
equality of score in a contest
a social or business relationship
"a valuable financial affiliation"
"he was sorry he had to sever his ties with other members of the team"
"many close associations with England"
- tie up
neckwear consisting of a long narrow piece of material worn (mostly by men) under a collar and tied in knot at the front
"he stood in front of the mirror tightening his necktie"
"he wore a vest and tie"
unite musical notes by a tie
make by tying pieces together
"The fishermen tied their flies"
perform a marriage ceremony
"The minister married us on Saturday"
"We were wed the following week"
"The couple got spliced on Hawaii"
create social or emotional ties
"The grandparents want to bond with the child"
form a knot or bow in
"tie a necktie"
connect, fasten, or put together two or more pieces
"Can you connect the two loudspeakers?"
"Tie the ropes together"
- link up
limit or restrict to
"I am tied to UNIX"
"These big jets are tied to large airports"
finish a game with an equal number of points, goals, etc.
"The teams drew a tie"
fasten or secure with a rope, string, or cord
"They tied their victim to the chair"