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Webster 1913 Edition


Tie

Tie

,
Noun.
;
pl.
Ties
(#)
.
[AS.
tēge
,
t[GREEK]ge
,
tīge
. √64. See
Tie
,
Verb.
T.
]
1.
A knot; a fastening.
2.
A bond; an obligation, moral or legal;
as, the sacred
ties
of friendship or of duty; the
ties
of allegiance
.
No distance breaks the
tie
of blood.
Young.
3.
A knot of hair, as at the back of a wig.
Young.
4.
An equality in numbers, as of votes, scores, etc., which prevents either party from being victorious; equality in any contest, as a race.
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.
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.
7.
pl.
Low shoes fastened with lacings.
Bale tie
,
a fastening for the ends of a hoop for a bale.

Tie

,
Verb.
T.
[
imp. & p. p.
Tied
(
Obs
.
Tight
);
p. pr. & vb. n.
Tying
.]
[OE.
ti[GREEK]en
,
teyen
, AS.
tīgan
,
tiégan
, fr.
teág
,
teáh
, a rope; akin to Icel.
taug
, and AS.
teón
to draw, to pull. See
Tug
,
Verb.
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.
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. 20,21.
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.
3.
To unite firmly; to fasten; to hold.
In bond of virtuous love together
tied
.
Fairfax.
4.
To hold or constrain by authority or moral influence, as by knotted cords; to oblige; to constrain; to restrain; to confine.
Not
tied
to rules of policy, you find
Revenge less sweet than a forgiving mind.
Dryden.
5.
(Mus.)
To unite, as notes, by a cross line, or by a curved line, or slur, drawn over or under them.
6.
To make an equal score with, in a contest; to be even with.
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.

Tie

,
Verb.
I.
To make a tie; to make an equal score.

Webster 1828 Edition


Tie

TIE


Definition 2022


tie

tie

See also: Appendix:Variations of "tie" and тӏе

English

Noun

tie (plural ties)

  1. A knot; a fastening.
  2. A knot of hair, as at the back of a wig.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Young to this entry?)
  3. A necktie (item of clothing consisting of a strip of cloth tied around the neck). See also bow tie, black tie.
  4. The situation in which two or more participants in a competition are placed equally.
    It's two outs in the bottom of the ninth, tie score.
  5. A twist tie, a piece of wire embedded in paper, strip of plastic with ratchets, or similar object which is wound around something and tightened.
  6. A strong connection between people or groups of people; a bond.
    the sacred ties of friendship or of duty; the ties of allegiance
    • Young
      No distance breaks the tie of blood.
    • 2004, Peter Bondanella, Hollywood Italians: Dagos, Palookas, Romeos, Wise Guys, and Sopranos, chapter 4, 231–232:
      The film ends with the colorful deaths of Nico's enemies after he thwarts their attempts to assassinate a U.S. Senator investigating ties between drug dealers and the CIA.
  7. (construction) A structural member firmly holding two pieces together.
    Ties work to maintain structural integrity in windstorms and earthquakes.
  8. (rail transport, US) A horizontal wooden or concrete structural member that supports and ties together rails.
  9. (cricket) The situation at the end of all innings of a match where both sides have the same total of runs (different to a draw).
  10. (sports, Britain) A meeting between two players or teams in a competition.
    The FA Cup third round tie between Liverpool and Cardiff was their first meeting in the competition since 1957.
  11. (music) A curved line connecting two notes of the same pitch denoting that they should be played as a single note with the combined length of both notes (not to be confused with a slur).
  12. (statistics) One or more equal values or sets of equal values in the data set.
  13. (surveying) A bearing and distance between a lot corner or point and a benchmark or iron off site.
  14. (graph theory) connection between two vertices.
Usage notes
Synonyms
  • (situation where one or more participants in a competition are placed equally): draw
  • (horizontal member that supports railway lines): sleeper (British)
Derived terms
Translations

Etymology 2

From Old English tīġan, tiegan.

Verb

tie (third-person singular simple present ties, present participle tying, simple past and past participle tied)

  1. (transitive) To twist (a string, rope, or the like) around itself securely.
    Tie this rope in a knot for me, please.
    Tie the rope to this tree.
  2. (transitive) To form (a knot or the like) in a string or the like.
    Tie a knot in this rope for me, please.
  3. (transitive) To attach or fasten (one thing to another) by string or the like.
    Tie him to the tree.
    • Fairfax
      In bond of virtuous love together tied.
  4. (transitive) To secure (something) by string or the like.
    Tie your shoes.
    • Dryden
      Not tied to rules of policy, you find / Revenge less sweet than a forgiving mind.
  5. (transitive or intransitive) To have the same score or position as another in a competition or ordering.
    They tied for third place.
    They tied the game.
  6. (US, transitive) To have the same score or position as (another) in a competition or ordering.
    He tied me for third place.
  7. (music) To unite (musical notes) with a line or slur in the notation.
Synonyms
Antonyms
Derived terms
Translations

Anagrams


Danish

Etymology

From Old Norse þegja ( > Icelandic þegja). Akin to Gothic 𐌸𐌰𐌷𐌰𐌽 (þahan), Latin tacēre, Old High German dagen.

Verb

tie (imperative ti, present tier, past tiede or tav, past participle tiet)

  1. be silent, fall silent

Related terms

  • tie stille

Esperanto

Etymology

Esperanto ti- (demonstrative correlative prefix) + -e (correlative suffix of location)

Pronunciation

Adverb

tie (accusative tien)

  1. there (demonstrative correlative of location)
    Iun nokton li havis strangan sonĝon. Voĉo diris al li: —Iru al Amsterdamo kaj tie sur la Papen-ponto vi trovos trezoron.
    One night he had a strange dream. A voice told him: "Go to Amsterdam and there over the Papen-bridge you will find a treasure.

Usage notes

When combined with ĉi, the adverbial particle of proximity, tie ĉi means here.

Related terms

Derived terms


Finnish

Etymology

From Proto-Finnic *tee, possibly from Proto-Uralic *teje.

Noun

tie

  1. way (by which to go/walk/move)
  2. road
  3. avenue
  4. path
Declension
Inflection of tie (Kotus type 19/suo, no gradation)
nominative tie tiet
genitive tien teiden
teitten
partitive tietä teitä
illative tiehen teihin
singular plural
nominative tie tiet
accusative nom. tie tiet
gen. tien
genitive tien teiden
teitten
partitive tietä teitä
inessive tiessä teissä
elative tiestä teistä
illative tiehen teihin
adessive tiellä teillä
ablative tieltä teiltä
allative tielle teille
essive tienä teinä
translative tieksi teiksi
instructive tein
abessive tiettä teittä
comitative teineen

Derived terms

Compounds


Karelian

Etymology

From Proto-Finnic *tee, possibly from Proto-Uralic *teje.

Noun

tie (genitive tien, partitive tiedy)

  1. way
  2. road

Latvian

Pronoun

tie

  1. those; nominative plural masculine form of tas

Mandarin

Romanization

tie

  1. Nonstandard spelling of tiē.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of tié.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of tiě.
  4. Nonstandard spelling of tiè.

Usage notes

  • English transcriptions of Mandarin speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Mandarin language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.

Norwegian

Etymology

From Old Norse þegja.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈtiːe/

Verb

tie (present tense tier; past tense tidde; past participle tidd)

  1. to become quiet, to stop talking
    Han tidde plutselig.
    He suddenly became quiet.
  2. to be quiet
    Hun tidde mens hun arbeidet.
    She was quiet while she worked.