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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

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

I don't really believe in elegance. Ever since I first came to France many years ago to do the Chambre Syndicale course, I always felt I was somehow lacking, first of all being British - obviously a disaster! But I was also puzzled with this idea that you have to tie your Hermes scarf just right, or you can only wear black.
Suzy Menkes

When we hold back out of laziness, that is when we tie ourselves into knots of boredom.
Walter Annenberg

Jealousy is the tie that binds, and binds, and binds.
Helen Rowland

You can be 24 and continue to live like you're at college, or even continue to live like you're in high school. Or you can put on a shirt and tie and pretend to be an adult.
Ezra Koenig
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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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