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  1. [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"
    Synonyms: neck

  2. [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"
    Synonyms: affiliation, association, -up

  3. [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"
    Synonyms: draw, standoff

  4. [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"
    Synonyms: beam

  5. [noun] a fastener that serves to join or link; "the walls are held together with metal links placed in the wet mortar during construction"
    Synonyms: link, linkup, -in

  6. [noun] equality of score in a contest

  7. [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. [noun] one of the cross braces that support the rails on a railway track; "the British call a railroad tie a sleeper"
    Synonyms: railroad crosssleeper

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

  10. [verb] fasten or secure with a rope, string, or cord; "They tied their victim to the chair"
    Synonyms: bind

  11. [verb] finish a game with an equal number of points, goals, etc.; "The teams drew a tie"
    Synonyms: draw

  12. [verb] limit or restrict to; "I am tied to UNIX"; "These big jets are tied to large airports"

  13. [verb] connect, fasten, or put together two or more pieces; "Can you connect the two loudspeakers?"; "Tie the ropes together"; "Link arms"
    Synonyms: connect, link, link up

  14. [verb] form a knot or bow in; "tie a necktie"

  15. [verb] create social or emotional ties; "The grandparents want to bond with the child"
    Synonyms: bind, attach, bond

  16. [verb] perform a marriage ceremony; "The minister married us on Saturday"; "We were wed the following week"; "The couple got spliced on Hawaii"
    Synonyms: marry, wed, splice

  17. [verb] make by tying pieces together; "The fishermen tied their flies"

  18. [verb] unite musical notes by a tie


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