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Definition of Tie

Tie

  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.
  3. A knot of hair, as at the back of a wig.
  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. 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. 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. Low shoes fastened with lacings.
  8. To fasten with a band or cord and knot; to bind.
  9. 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.
  10. To unite firmly; to fasten; to hold.
  11. To hold or constrain by authority or moral influence, as by knotted cords; to oblige; to constrain; to restrain; to confine.
  12. To unite, as notes, by a cross line, or by a curved line, or slur, drawn over or under them.
  13. To make an equal score with, in a contest; to be even with.
  14. To make a tie; to make an equal score.

Tie Quotations

I should tie myself to no particular system of society other than of socialism.
Nelson Mandela

When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on.
Franklin D. Roosevelt

A quarrel between friends, when made up, adds a new tie to friendship.
Saint Francis de Sales

I told my dentist my teeth are going yellow. he told me to wear a brown tie.
Rodney Dangerfield

My black brothers and sisters - of all religious beliefs, or of no religious beliefs - we all have in common the greatest binding tie we could have. We are all black people!
Malcolm X
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Tie Translations

tie in Afrikaans is bind, das
tie in Dutch is stropdas, das
tie in Finnish is sitoa
tie in French is cravate, accolage, amarrer, liaison
tie in German is verbinden, Krawate, Krawatte, Band
tie in Italian is legamento, legare, legare saldamente, cravatta
tie in Latin is vinculum, ligo
tie in Norwegian is slips
tie in Spanish is corbata, atar, aocrrar, liar
tie in Swedish is knyte, slips, binda

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