What does untie mean?

Definitions for untieʌnˈtaɪ

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. untie, unbrace, unlace(verb)

    undo the ties of

    "They untied the prisoner"

  2. untie, undo, loosen(verb)

    cause to become loose

    "undo the shoelace"; "untie the knot"; "loosen the necktie"


  1. untie(Verb)

    To loosen, as something interlaced or knotted; to disengage the parts of; as, to untie a knot.

  2. untie(Verb)

    To free from fastening or from restraint; to let loose; to unbind.

  3. untie(Verb)

    To resolve; to unfold; to clear.

  4. untie(Verb)

    To become untied or loosed.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Untie(verb)

    to loosen, as something interlaced or knotted; to disengage the parts of; as, to untie a knot

  2. Untie(verb)

    to free from fastening or from restraint; to let loose; to unbind

  3. Untie(verb)

    to resolve; to unfold; to clear

  4. Untie(verb)

    to become untied or loosed

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Untie

    un-tī′, v.t. to loose from being tied: to unbind: to loosen.—adj. Untied′.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of untie in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of untie in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Joseph Joubert:

    Never cut what you can untie.

  2. Grafitto:

    Bad spellers of the world, untie!

  3. English Proverb:

    Do not be in a hurry to tie what you cannot untie.

  4. Ruth Ann Schabaker:

    Each day comes bearing its own gifts. Untie the ribbons.

  5. Larry Legere:

    This is what we do for a living, we know it's dangerous and people die doing it. Every time you untie the boat, you're taking a risk.

Images & Illustrations of untie

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Translations for untie

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • odvázat, rozvázatCzech
  • beschließen, beseitigen, losmachen, aufklären, auflösen, lösen, sich lösen, losbindenGerman
  • ξεδένω, λύνω, ελευθερώνω, λύνομαιGreek
  • soltar, desatar, desatarse, desamarrarSpanish
  • avautua, avata, ratkaista, irrottaaFinnish
  • détacherFrench
  • scaoilIrish
  • disfare, sciogliere, sciogliersiItalian
  • 解くJapanese
  • tākiri, whakamatora, wetewete, maheno, weteMāori
  • ontrafelen, oplossen, loskomen, losknopen, losmaken, ontwarrenDutch
  • desamarrar, soltar, desatar, resolverPortuguese
  • desface, dezlegaRomanian
  • отвязывать, решить, развязываться, развязывать, развязать, отвязать, решать, развязатьсяRussian
  • çözmek, çözülmekTurkish
  • mở dây cộtVietnamese

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