Definition of TIES

noun : TIES

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) 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. (

    ) 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. (

    ) equality of score in a contest ;

  • 4. (

    ) 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. (

    ) a fastener that serves to join or connect; "the walls are held together with metal links placed in the wet mortar during construction" ;

  • 6. (

    ) 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. (

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

  • 9. (

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

verb : TIES

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) fasten or secure with a rope, string, or cord; "They tied their victim to the chair" ;

  • 2. (

    ) finish a game with an equal number of points, goals, etc.; "The teams drew a tie" ;

  • 3. (

    ) limit or restrict to; "I am tied to UNIX"; "These big jets are tied to large airports" ;

  • 4. (

    ) connect, fasten, or put together two or more pieces; "Can you connect the two loudspeakers?"; "Tie the ropes together"; "Link arms" ;

  • 5. (

    ) form a knot or bow in; "tie a necktie" ;

  • 7. (

    ) perform a marriage ceremony; "The minister married us on Saturday"; "We were wed the following week"; "The couple got spliced on Hawaii" ;

  • 8. (

    ) make by tying pieces together; "The fishermen tied their flies" ;

  • 9. (

    ) unite musical notes by a tie ;


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