tie

phonetic symbol: / táɪ / 

tie - English Dictionary

[ noun ]
■ a fastener that serves to join or connect
link , linkup , tie-in

[ noun ]
■ neckwear consisting of a long narrow piece of material worn (mostly by men) under a collar and tied in knot at the front
e.g.)
・he stood in front of the mirror tightening his necktie
・he wore a vest and tie
necktie

[ noun ]
■ a cord (or string or ribbon or wire etc.) with which something is tied
e.g.)
・he needed a tie for the packages

[ noun ]
■ a horizontal beam used to prevent two other structural members from spreading apart or separating
e.g.)
・he nailed the rafters together with a tie beam
tie beam

[ noun ]
■ one of the cross braces that support the rails on a railway track
e.g.)
・the British call a railroad tie a sleeper
crosstie , railroad tie , sleeper

[ noun ]
■ (music) a slur over two notes of the same pitch
■ indicates that the note is to be sustained for their combined time value

[ noun ]
■ the finish of a contest in which the score is tied and the winner is undecided
e.g.)
・their record was 3 wins, 6 losses and a tie
draw , standoff

[ noun ]
■ a social or business relationship
e.g.)
・he was sorry he had to sever his ties with other members of the team
affiliation , association , tie-up

[ noun ]
■ equality of score in a contest

[ verb ]
■ form a knot or bow in
e.g.)
・tie a necktie

[ verb ]
■ limit or restrict to
e.g.)
・I am tied to UNIX
・These big jets are tied to large airports

[ verb ]
■ finish a game with an equal number of points, goals, etc.
e.g.)
・The teams drew a tie
draw

[ verb ]
■ fasten or secure with a rope, string, or cord
e.g.)
・They tied their victim to the chair
bind

[ verb ]
■ connect, fasten, or put together two or more pieces
e.g.)
・Tie the ropes together
connect , link , link up

[ verb ]
■ unite musical notes by a tie

[ verb ]
■ make by tying pieces together
e.g.)
・The fishermen tied their flies

[ verb ]
■ perform a marriage ceremony
marry , splice , wed

[ verb ]
■ create social or emotional ties
attach , bind , bond

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