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.
Dutch: das, strop, stropdas
Polish: krawat, krawatka
A social or business relationship:
— He was sorry he had to sever his ties with other members of the team.
Dutch: band, connectie
Equality of score in a contest.
A horizontal beam used to prevent two other structural members from spreading apart or separating:
— He nailed the rafters together with a tie beam.
synonym: tie beam.
A fastener that serves to join or connect.
The finish of a contest in which the score is tied and the winner is undecided:
— Their record was 3 wins, 6 losses and a tie.
music A slur over two notes of the same pitch; indicates that the note is to be sustained for their combined time value.
One of the cross braces that support the rails on a railway track:
— The British call a railroad tie a sleeper.
Dutch: biel, dwarsligger, spoorbalk, spoorbiels
Polish: podkład, podkład kolejowy
A cord (or string or ribbon or wire etc.) with which something is tied.
Fasten or secure with a rope, string, or cord:
— They tied their victim to the chair.
Dutch: verbinden, aanbinden, aanhechten, binden, knevelen, vastbinden
Finish a game with an equal number of points, goals, etc.:
— The teams drew a tie.
Dutch: draw, gelijkspel, gelijkspelen, puntendeling
Limit or restrict to.
Connect, fasten, or put together two or more pieces:
— Tie the ropes together.
Roget 43: join, unite; conjoin, connect; associate; put together, lay together, clap together, hang together, lump together, hold together, piece together [Fr.], tack together, fix together, ... show more
Dutch: knopen, aaneensluiten, aansluiten, lassen, liëren, passen, schakelen, verbinden, voegen
Form a knot or bow in.
Make by tying pieces together.
Unite musical notes by a tie.
Moby thesaurus: Roman collar, Tweedledum and Tweedledee, accent, accent mark, accord, accouple, accumulate, addition, adherence, adhesion, adjunct, affairs, affiliate, affiliation, affinity, agent, agglomeration, agglutinate, agglutination, aggregation ... show more.
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