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Definition of TIE

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Tie \Tie\, n.; pl. {Ties}. [AS. t[=e]ge, t?ge, t[imac]ge. [root]64. See {Tie}, v. t.]
     1. A knot; a fastening.
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     2. A bond; an obligation, moral or legal; as, the sacred ties of friendship or of duty; the ties of allegiance. [1913 Webster]

              No distance breaks the tie of blood.  --Young. [1913 Webster]

     3. A knot of hair, as at the back of a wig. --Young. [1913 Webster]

     4. An equality in numbers, as of votes, scores, etc., which prevents either party from being victorious; equality in any contest, as a race. [1913 Webster]

     5. (Arch. & Engin.) A beam or rod for holding two parts together; in railways, one of the transverse timbers which support the track and keep it in place. [1913 Webster]

     6. (Mus.) A line, usually straight, drawn across the stems of notes, or a curved line written over or under the notes, signifying that they are to be slurred, or closely united in the performance, or that two notes of the same pitch are to be sounded as one; a bind; a ligature. [1913 Webster]

     7. pl. Low shoes fastened with lacings.
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     {Bale tie}, a fastening for the ends of a hoop for a bale. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Tie \Tie\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Tied}(Obs. {Tight}); p. pr. & vb. n. {Tying}.] [OE. ti?en, teyen, AS. t[imac]gan, ti['e]gan, fr. te['a]g, te['a]h, a rope; akin to Icel. taug, and AS. te['o]n to draw, to pull. See {Tug}, v. t., and cf. {Tow} to drag.]
     1. To fasten with a band or cord and knot; to bind. "Tie the kine to the cart." --1 Sam. vi. 7. [1913 Webster]

              My son, keep thy father's commandment, and forsake not the law of thy mother: bind them continually upon thine heart, and tie them about thy neck.
                                                    --Prov. vi.
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     2. To form, as a knot, by interlacing or complicating a cord; also, to interlace, or form a knot in; as, to tie a cord to a tree; to knit; to knot. "We do not tie this knot with an intention to puzzle the argument." --Bp. Burnet. [1913 Webster]

     3. To unite firmly; to fasten; to hold.
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              In bond of virtuous love together tied. --Fairfax. [1913 Webster]

     4. To hold or constrain by authority or moral influence, as by knotted cords; to oblige; to constrain; to restrain; to confine. [1913 Webster]

              Not tied to rules of policy, you find Revenge less sweet than a forgiving mind. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

     5. (Mus.) To unite, as notes, by a cross line, or by a curved line, or slur, drawn over or under them. [1913 Webster]

     6. To make an equal score with, in a contest; to be even with. [1913 Webster]

     {To ride and tie}. See under {Ride}.

     {To tie down}.
        (a) To fasten so as to prevent from rising. (b) To restrain; to confine; to hinder from action.

     {To tie up}, to confine; to restrain; to hinder from motion or action. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Tie \Tie\, v. i.
     To make a tie; to make an equal score.
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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

TIE
         Terminal Interface Equipment


V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (June 2013) [vera]

460 Moby Thesaurus words for "tie":
     Roman collar, Tweedledum and Tweedledee, accent, accent mark, accord, accouple, accumulate, addition, adherence, adhesion, adjunct, affairs, affiliate, affiliation, affinity, agent, agglomeration, agglutinate, agglutination, aggregation, allegiance, alliance, ally, amass, amount to, anchor, apply, approximation, armory, articulate, articulation, assemblage, assemble, associate, association, assurance, attach, attachment, badge, badge of office, badges, balance, band, bandage, bandanna, bar, baton, batten, batten down, be consistent, be logical, belay, belt, bend, bertha, bind, bind up, blazonry, boa, bona fides, bond, bonne foi, bowtie, brace, bracket, bracketing, brassard, break even, bridge, bridge over, bridle, broker, bundle, button, button-down collar, cancel, cap and gown, cause, cause to, celluloid collar, cement, chain, chain of office, character, choke, choker, cinch, clap together, class ring, clerical collar, clinch, clog, closeness, clustering, cockade, coeval, coexistent, coincide, collar, collect, combination, combine, come to, come up to, comforter, commit, communication, compel, comprise, concatenate, concatenation, concomitant, concourse, concurrence, confine, confirm, confluence, congeries, conglobulate, conglomeration, conjoin, conjugate, conjugation, conjunction, connect, connectedness, connection, constancy, constrain, contemporary, contiguity, contrariety, convergence, coordinate, copulate, copulation, cord, correlate, correspond, couple, coupling, cover, cramp, cravat, cross, curb, curtail, custos, dead heat, deadlock, dealings, decoration, deduction, devotedness, devotion, direct, disjunction, distributor, ditto, do up, dog collar, dot, draw, draw a parallel, dress, drive, eagle, elate, emblems, embrace, enchain, encompass, enforce, engage, ensigns, entanglement, entrammel, equal, equality, equate, even, even break, even off, expression mark, fair shake, faith, faithfulness, fasces, fasten, fasten down, fastener, fastening, fealty, fermata, fetter, fidelity, figurehead, filiation, firmness, fit in, fleur-de-lis, force, four-in-hand, fur, gather, gathering, gird, girdle, girt, girth, glue, go-between, good faith, guarantee, guaranty, guimpe, gyve, halt, hammer and sickle, hamper, handcuff, have, heraldry, hinder, hitch, hobble, hog-tie, hold, homage, homology, hookup, hopple, identify, impel, impose on, include, indemnity, insignia, insurance, intercommunication, intercourse, interlinking, intermediary, intermedium, interrelate, intimacy, involvement, jobber, join, joinder, joining, jointure, junction, keep busy, keep pace with, kerchief, key signature, knot, knotted score, knotting, lace, lapel pin, lash, lay together, lead, league, leash, liaison, ligament, ligature, limit, line, link, linkage, linking, livery, loyalty, lump together, mace, make, make fast, make imperative, make incumbent, make secure, make sense, make sure, manacle, mantle, mark, markings, marriage, marry, marshal, mass, match, match up with, mate, measure, measure up, measure up to, medal, mediary, mediator, medium, meet, meeting, merge, merger, merging, metronomic mark, middleman, mobilize, moor, mortarboard, muffler, mutual attraction, nail down, nearness, neck-and-neck race, neckband, neckcloth, neckerchief, neckpiece, necktie, nexus, notation, obligate, oblige, occupy, old school tie, pair, pairing, parallel, parallelize, pause, peg down, photo finish, picket, piece together, pin, pin down, pinion, pledge, plunging neckline, presa, propinquity, proximity, put in irons, put together, rapport, reach, regalia, relate, relatedness, relation, relations, relationship, relativize, require, restrain, restrict, ribbon, ring, rival, rivet, roll into one, rope, rose, ruff, run abreast, run to, saddle with, scarf, school ring, secure, security, segno, shackle, shamrock, shoelace, sigillography, sign, signature, similarity, skull and crossbones, sleeper, slur, solder, span, sphragistics, splice, stack up with, staff, stalemate, standoff, staunchness, steadfastness, stick together, stock, stocks and bonds, stole, stop, straitjacket, strap, string, surety, swaddle, swastika, swathe, swell, symbiosis, symbol, sympathy, take in, take up, tallith, tape, tartan, team up, tempo mark, tether, the same, thistle, thong, tie down, tie in, tie up, tie-in, tie-up, tight-fisted, time signature, tippet, touch, trammel, troth, true blue, trueness, truss, truss up, tucker, unification, uniform, unify, union, unite, use, use force upon, verge, vinculum, wand, warrant, warranty, wed, weld, wholesaler, wire, wrap, wrap up, yoke, yoking


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