Definition of Tie


  • 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 arms"
    - 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"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

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Unscramble tie

5 unscramble word found using the letters tie.

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