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tie

noun

1 tie

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.

synonym: necktie.

Roget 225: clothing, investment; covering etc. 223; dress, raiment, drapery, costume, attire, guise, toilet, toilette, trim; ... show more

Roget 771: security; guaranty, guarantee; gage, warranty, bond, tie, pledge, plight, mortgage, collateral, debenture, hypothecation, ... show more

Dutch: das, strop, stropdas
Polish: krawat, krawatka



2 tie

A social or business relationship:
— He was sorry he had to sever his ties with other members of the team.

synonyms: affiliation, association, tie-up.

Dutch: band, connectie

3 tie

Equality of score in a contest.

4 tie

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.

5 tie

A fastener that serves to join or connect.

synonyms: link, linkup, tie-in.

Roget 45: vinculum, link; connective, connection; junction etc. 43; bond of union, copula, hyphen, intermedium; bracket; bridge, stepping-stone, ... show more

Roget 9: relation, bearing, reference, connection, concern, cognation; correlation etc. 12; analogy; similarity etc. 17; affinity, ... show more

6 tie

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.

synonyms: draw, standoff.

Roget 27: equality, parity, coextension, symmetry, balance, poise; evenness, monotony, level.    equivalence; equipollence, equipoise, equilibrium, ... show more

Polish: remis

7 tie

music A slur over two notes of the same pitch; indicates that the note is to be sustained for their combined time value.

Dutch: boog

8 tie

One of the cross braces that support the rails on a railway track:
— The British call a railroad tie a sleeper.

synonyms: crosstie, railroad tie, sleeper.

Dutch: biel, dwarsligger, spoorbalk, spoorbiels
Polish: podkład, podkład kolejowy

9 tie

A cord (or string or ribbon or wire etc.) with which something is tied.

verb

1 tie

Fasten or secure with a rope, string, or cord:
— They tied their victim to the chair.

synonym: bind.

Dutch: verbinden, aanbinden, aanhechten, binden, knevelen, vastbinden

2 tie

Finish a game with an equal number of points, goals, etc.:
— The teams drew a tie.

synonym: draw.

Dutch: draw, gelijkspel, gelijkspelen, puntendeling

3 tie

Limit or restrict to.

4 tie

Connect, fasten, or put together two or more pieces:
— Tie the ropes together.

synonyms: connect, link, link up.

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

5 tie

Form a knot or bow in.

Dutch: strikken

6 tie

Create social or emotional ties.

synonyms: attach, bind, bond.

7 tie

Perform a marriage ceremony.

synonyms: marry, splice, wed.

Dutch: huwen, trouwen

8 tie

Make by tying pieces together.

9 tie

Unite musical notes by a tie.

Dutch: binden


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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