What does TIE mean?

Definitions for TIEtaɪ

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word TIE.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. necktie, tie(noun)

    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"

  2. affiliation, association, tie, tie-up(noun)

    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"

  3. tie(noun)

    equality of score in a contest

  4. tie, tie beam(noun)

    a horizontal beam used to prevent two other structural members from spreading apart or separating

    "he nailed the rafters together with a tie beam"

  5. link, linkup, tie, tie-in(noun)

    a fastener that serves to join or connect

    "the walls are held together with metal links placed in the wet mortar during construction"

  6. draw, standoff, tie(noun)

    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"

  7. tie(noun)

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

  8. tie, railroad tie, crosstie, sleeper(noun)

    one of the cross braces that support the rails on a railway track

    "the British call a railroad tie a sleeper"

  9. tie(verb)

    a cord (or string or ribbon or wire etc.) with which something is tied

    "he needed a tie for the packages"

  10. tie, bind(verb)

    fasten or secure with a rope, string, or cord

    "They tied their victim to the chair"

  11. tie, draw(verb)

    finish a game with an equal number of points, goals, etc.

    "The teams drew a tie"

  12. tie(verb)

    limit or restrict to

    "I am tied to UNIX"; "These big jets are tied to large airports"

  13. connect, link, tie, link up(verb)

    connect, fasten, or put together two or more pieces

    "Can you connect the two loudspeakers?"; "Tie the ropes together"; "Link arms"

  14. tie(verb)

    form a knot or bow in

    "tie a necktie"

  15. bind, tie, attach, bond(verb)

    create social or emotional ties

    "The grandparents want to bond with the child"

  16. marry, wed, tie, splice(verb)

    perform a marriage ceremony

    "The minister married us on Saturday"; "We were wed the following week"; "The couple got spliced on Hawaii"

  17. tie(verb)

    make by tying pieces together

    "The fishermen tied their flies"

  18. tie(verb)

    unite musical notes by a tie

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tie(verb)

    a knot; a fastening

  2. Tie(verb)

    a bond; an obligation, moral or legal; as, the sacred ties of friendship or of duty; the ties of allegiance

  3. Tie(verb)

    a knot of hair, as at the back of a wig

  4. Tie(verb)

    an equality in numbers, as of votes, scores, etc., which prevents either party from being victorious; equality in any contest, as a race

  5. Tie(verb)

    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. Tie(verb)

    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. Tie(verb)

    low shoes fastened with lacings

  8. Tie(verb)

    to fasten with a band or cord and knot; to bind

  9. Tie(verb)

    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. Tie(verb)

    to unite firmly; to fasten; to hold

  11. Tie(verb)

    to hold or constrain by authority or moral influence, as by knotted cords; to oblige; to constrain; to restrain; to confine

  12. Tie(verb)

    to unite, as notes, by a cross line, or by a curved line, or slur, drawn over or under them

  13. Tie(verb)

    to make an equal score with, in a contest; to be even with

  14. Tie(verb)

    to make a tie; to make an equal score


  1. Tie

    To draw or tie is to finish a competition with identical or inconclusive results. The word "tie" is usually used in North America for sports such as American football. "Draw" is usually used in the United Kingdom, Ireland and the Commonwealth of Nations and it is usually used for sports such as association football and Australian rules football. In cricket, a draw and a tie are two different things. In some sports and games, ties/draws are possible, while in others they are impossible.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Tie

    tī, v.t. to bind: to fasten with a cord: to unite: to constrain: (mus.) to unite notes with a tie: to score equally with: to bind with a ligature.—v.i. to make an exactly equal number of points with:—pr.p. ty′ing; pa.t. and pa.p. tied (tīd).—n. a knot, bow, &c.: a bond: something for tying: a necktie: a member fastening parts together, one of a set of timbers laid crosswise: an equality in numbers, as of votes, or of points in a game: (mus.) a curved line drawn over two or more notes on the same degree of the stave, signifying that the second note is not to be sounded separately, but is to sustain the first.—ns. Tie′-beam, a beam resting on the walls and stretching across, keeping the rafters fast; Tī′er, one who ties: a child's apron; Tie′-rod, a rod serving as a tie between two pieces; Tie′-wig, a court-wig tied with ribbon at the back.—Play off a tie, to take part in a final contest to decide a tie in a game. [M. E. teyenteye, a band—A.S. teág, teáh, týge, a rope.]

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British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'TIE' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3124

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'TIE' in Nouns Frequency: #1337

  3. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'TIE' in Verbs Frequency: #461


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of TIE in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of TIE in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Bernie Sanders:

    We are in a virtual tie.

  2. Muslim Proverb:

    Trust in Allah, but tie your camel.

  3. Jeb Bush:

    Man, I like that tie, it only cost $20.

  4. Ethiopian Proverb:

    When spiders unite they can tie down a lion.

  5. Ethiopian Proverb:

    When spider webs unite, they can tie up a lion.

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