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Dictionary definition for: Tie

1. (n) 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"

2. (v) fasten or secure with a rope, string, or cord; "They tied their victim to the chair"

3. (v) finish a game with an equal number of points, goals, etc.; "The teams drew a tie"

4. (n) 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"

5. (n) 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"

6. (v) limit or restrict to; "I am tied to UNIX" "These big jets are tied to large airports"

7. (v) connect, fasten, or put together two or more pieces; "Can you connect the two loudspeakers?" "Tie the ropes together" "Link arms"

8. (n) a horizontal beam used to prevent two other structural members from spreading apart or separating; "he nailed the rafters together with a tie beam"

9. (v) form a knot or bow in; "tie a necktie"

10. (n) a fastener that serves to join or link; "the walls are held together with metal links placed in the wet mortar during construction"

11. (n) equality of score in a contest

12. (v) create social or emotional ties; "The grandparents want to bond with the child"

13. (n) (music) a slur over two notes of the same pitch; indicates that the note is to be sustained for their combined time value

14. (v) perform a marriage ceremony; "The minister married us on Saturday" "We were wed the following week" "The couple got spliced on Hawaii"

15. (n) one of the cross braces that support the rails on a railway track; "the British call a railroad tie a sleeper"

16. (v) make by tying pieces together; "The fishermen tied their flies"

17. (n) a cord (or string or ribbon or wire etc.) with which something is tied; "he needed a tie for the packages"

18. (v) unite musical notes by a tie

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