An example of to tie is making a bow with shoelaces.
Tied the kite to a post; tie up a bundle.
Tied her shoes.
Duties that tied him to the office.
Tied together by common interests.
A business tie, ties of affection.
A tie score.
An example of a tie is two people being blood-related.
Friends who were tied by common interests; people who are tied by blood or marriage.
The apron ties at the back.
A blood tie; marital ties.
To tie someone's hands, to tie a boat to a pier.
It's two outs in the bottom of the ninth, tie score.
Ties work to maintain structural integrity in windstorms and earthquakes.
The FA Cup third round tie between Liverpool and Cardiff was their first meeting in the competition since 1957.
Tie a knot in this rope for me, please.
Tie your shoes.
He tied me for third place.
An example of a tie is what's worn around the neck and knotted at the throat of someone wearing a suit.
- To become intoxicated; go on a drinking spree.
- To get married.
- To perform a marriage ceremony.
- To confine; restrain; restrict.
- To bring into or have a connection.
- To make or be consistent, harmonious, etc.
- To attack vigorously.
- To make (a rope or line) fast.
- To close off passage through by tying with something.
- To get drunk.
- To tie firmly or securely.
- To wrap up and tie with string, cord, etc.
- To moor as to a dock.
- To obstruct; hinder; stop.
Origin of tie
- Middle English teien from Old English tīgan deuk- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Old English tÄ«Ä¡an, tiegan.
- From Old English tÄ“ag, tÄ“ah.