1. Neckwear consisting of a long narrow piece of material worn (mostly by men) under a collar and tied in knot at the front (synset 103821155)
    "he stood in front of the mirror tightening his necktie"; "he wore a vest and tie"
  2. A social or business relationship (synset 113953418)
    "a valuable financial affiliation"; "he was sorry he had to sever his ties with other members of the team"; "many close associations with England"
  3. Equality of score in a contest (synset 113970354)
  4. A horizontal beam used to prevent two other structural members from spreading apart or separating (synset 104440511)
    "he nailed the rafters together with a tie beam"
  5. A fastener that serves to join or connect (synset 103679297)
    "the walls are held together with metal links placed in the wet mortar during construction"
  6. The finish of a contest in which the score is tied and the winner is undecided (synset 107368316)
    "the game ended in a draw"; "their record was 3 wins, 6 losses and a tie"
  7. (music) a slur over two notes of the same pitch;
    Indicates that the note is to be sustained for their combined time value (synset 106879174)
  8. One of the cross braces that support the rails on a railway track (synset 104440719)
    "the British call a railroad tie a sleeper"
  9. A cord (or string or ribbon or wire etc.) with which something is tied (synset 104440319)
    "he needed a tie for the packages"
  1. Fasten or secure with a rope, string, or cord (synset 201288043)
    "They tied their victim to the chair"
  2. Finish a game with an equal number of points, goals, etc. (synset 201117608)
    "The teams drew a tie"
  3. Limit or restrict to (synset 200234918)
    "I am tied to UNIX"; "These big jets are tied to large airports"
  4. Connect, fasten, or put together two or more pieces (synset 201357376)
    "Can you connect the two loudspeakers?"; "Tie the ropes together"; "Link arms"
  5. Form a knot or bow in (synset 200141452)
    "tie a necktie"
  6. Create social or emotional ties (synset 202543752)
    "The grandparents want to bond with the child"
  7. Perform a marriage ceremony (synset 202495105)
    "The minister married us on Saturday"; "We were wed the following week"; "The couple got spliced on Hawaii"
  8. Make by tying pieces together (synset 201662338)
    "The fishermen tied their flies"
  9. Unite musical notes by a tie (synset 201358114)

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