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

Tie \Tie\, verb (used without an object) To make a tie; to make an equal score.

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

Tie \Tie\, noun; pl. {Ties}. [AS. t[=e]ge, t?ge, t[imac]ge. [root]64. See {Tie}, verb (used with an object)]

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.

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

Tie \Tie\, verb (used with an object) [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}, verb (used with an object), 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.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

tie

noun

1: 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" [syn: {necktie}, {tie}]

2: 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" [syn: {affiliation}, {association}, {tie}, {tie-up}]

3: equality of score in a contest

4: a horizontal beam used to prevent two other structural members from spreading apart or separating; "he nailed the rafters together with a tie beam" [syn: {tie}, {tie beam}]

5: a fastener that serves to join or connect; "the walls are held together with metal links placed in the wet mortar during construction" [syn: {link}, {linkup}, {tie}, {tie-in}]

6: 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" [syn: {draw}, {standoff}, {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

8: one of the cross braces that support the rails on a railway track; "the British call a railroad tie a sleeper" [syn: {tie}, {railroad tie}, {crosstie}, {sleeper}]

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

verb

1: fasten or secure with a rope, string, or cord; "They tied their victim to the chair" [syn: {tie}, {bind}] [ant: {unbrace}, {unlace}, {untie}]

2: finish a game with an equal number of points, goals, etc.; "The teams drew a tie" [syn: {tie}, {draw}]

3: limit or restrict to; "I am tied to UNIX"; "These big jets are tied to large airports"

4: connect, fasten, or put together two or more pieces; "Can you connect the two loudspeakers?"; "Tie the ropes together"; "Link arms" [syn: {connect}, {link}, {tie}, {link up}] [ant: {disconnect}]

5: form a knot or bow in; "tie a necktie"

6: create social or emotional ties; "The grandparents want to bond with the child" [syn: {bind}, {tie}, {attach}, {bond}]

7: perform a marriage ceremony; "The minister married us on Saturday"; "We were wed the following week"; "The couple got spliced on Hawaii" [syn: {marry}, {wed}, {tie}, {splice}]

8: make by tying pieces together; "The fishermen tied their flies"

9: unite musical notes by a tie


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