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Tie vs. Tye

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Tienoun

A knot; a fastening.

Tyenoun

A knot; a tie.

Tienoun

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

Tyenoun

(British) A patch of common land, often a village green.

Tienoun

A necktie (item of clothing consisting of a strip of cloth tied around the neck). See also bow tie, black tie.

Tyenoun

(nautical) A chain or rope, one end of which passes through the mast, and is made fast to the center of a yard; the other end is attached to a tackle, by means of which the yard is hoisted or lowered.

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Tienoun

The situation in which two or more participants in a competition are placed equally.

‘It's two outs in the bottom of the ninth, tie score.’;

Tyenoun

(mining) A trough for washing ores.

Tienoun

A twist tie, a piece of wire embedded in paper, strip of plastic with ratchets, or similar object which is wound around something and tightened.

Tyeverb

obsolete form of tie

Tienoun

A strong connection between people or groups of people; a bond.

‘the sacred ties of friendship or of duty; the ties of allegiance’;

Tyenoun

A knot; a tie.

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Tienoun

(construction) A structural member firmly holding two pieces together.

‘Ties work to maintain structural integrity in windstorms and earthquakes.’;

Tyenoun

A chain or rope, one end of which passes through the mast, and is made fast to the center of a yard; the other end is attached to a tackle, by means of which the yard is hoisted or lowered.

Tienoun

A horizontal wooden or concrete structural member that supports and ties together rails.

Tyenoun

A trough for washing ores.

Tienoun

(cricket) The situation at the end of all innings of a match where both sides have the same total of runs (different from a draw).

Tyeverb

See Tie, the proper orthography.

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Tienoun

A meeting between two players or teams in a competition.

‘The FA Cup third round tie between Liverpool and Cardiff was their first meeting in the competition since 1957.’;

Tienoun

(music) A curved line connecting two notes of the same pitch denoting that they should be played as a single note with the combined length of both notes (not to be confused with a slur).

Tienoun

(statistics) One or more equal values or sets of equal values in the data set.

Tienoun

(surveying) A bearing and distance between a lot corner or point and a benchmark or iron off site.

Tienoun

(graph theory) A connection between two vertices.

Tieverb

(transitive) To twist (a string, rope, or the like) around itself securely.

‘Tie this rope in a knot for me, please.’; ‘Tie the rope to this tree.’;

Tieverb

(transitive) To form (a knot or the like) in a string or the like.

‘Tie a knot in this rope for me, please.’;

Tieverb

(transitive) To attach or fasten (one thing to another) by string or the like.

‘Tie him to the tree.’;

Tieverb

(transitive) To secure (something) by string or the like.

‘Tie your shoes.’;

Tieverb

To have the same score or position as another in a competition or ordering.

‘They tied for third place.’; ‘They tied the game.’;

Tieverb

To have the same score or position as (another) in a competition or ordering.

‘He tied me for third place.’;

Tieverb

(music) To unite (musical notes) with a line or slur in the notation.

Tienoun

A knot; a fastening.

Tienoun

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

‘No distance breaks the tie of blood.’;

Tienoun

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

Tienoun

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

Tienoun

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.

Tienoun

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.

Tienoun

Low shoes fastened with lacings.

Tieverb

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

‘My son, keep thy father's commandment, and forsake not the law of thy mother: bind them continually upon thine heart, and tie them about thy neck.’;

Tieverb

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.

Tieverb

To unite firmly; to fasten; to hold.

‘In bond of virtuous love together tied.’;

Tieverb

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

‘Not tied to rules of policy, you findRevenge less sweet than a forgiving mind.’;

Tieverb

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

Tieverb

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

Tieverb

To make a tie; to make an equal score.

Tienoun

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’;

Tienoun

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’;

Tienoun

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’;

Tienoun

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

‘he nailed the rafters together with a tie beam’;

Tienoun

a fastener that serves to join or link;

‘the walls are held together with metal links placed in the wet mortar during construction’;

Tienoun

equality of score in a contest

Tienoun

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

Tienoun

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

‘the British call a railroad tie a sleeper’;

Tienoun

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

‘he needed a tie for the packages’;

Tieverb

fasten or secure with a rope, string, or cord;

‘They tied their victim to the chair’;

Tieverb

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

‘The teams drew a tie’;

Tieverb

limit or restrict to;

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

Tieverb

connect, fasten, or put together two or more pieces;

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

Tieverb

form a knot or bow in;

‘tie a necktie’;

Tieverb

create social or emotional ties;

‘The grandparents want to bond with the child’;

Tieverb

perform a marriage ceremony;

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

Tieverb

make by tying pieces together;

‘The fishermen tied their flies’;

Tieverb

unite musical notes by a tie

Tieverb

attach or fasten with string or similar cord

‘her long hair was tied back in a bow’; ‘Gabriel tied up his horse’; ‘they tied Max to a chair’;

Tieverb

fasten (something) to or round someone or something by means of its strings or by forming the ends into a knot or bow

‘Lewis tied on his apron’;

Tieverb

form (a string, ribbon, or lace) into a knot or bow

‘Renwick bent to tie his shoelace’;

Tieverb

form (a knot or bow) in a ribbon, lace, etc.

‘tie a knot in one end of the cotton’;

Tieverb

be fastened with a knot or bow

‘a sarong which ties at the waist’;

Tieverb

restrict or limit (someone) to a particular situation or place

‘she didn't want to be like her mother, tied to a feckless man’; ‘she didn't want to be tied down by a full-time job’;

Tieverb

connect; link

‘self-respect is closely tied up with the esteem in which one is held by one's fellows’;

Tieverb

hold together by a crosspiece or tie

‘ceiling joists are used to tie the rafter feet’;

Tieverb

unite (written notes) by a tie.

Tieverb

perform (two notes) as one unbroken note.

Tieverb

achieve the same score or ranking as another competitor or team

‘Norman needed a par to tie with Nicklaus’; ‘Muir tied the score at 5–5’;

Tienoun

a piece of string, cord, or similar used for fastening or tying something

‘he tightened the tie of his robe’;

Tienoun

a shoe tied with a lace.

Tienoun

a rod or beam holding parts of a structure together.

Tienoun

short for cross tie

Tienoun

a curved line above or below two notes of the same pitch indicating that they are to be played for the combined duration of their time values.

Tienoun

a thing that unites or links people

‘it is important that we keep family ties strong’;

Tienoun

a thing that restricts someone's freedom of action

‘some cities and merchants were freed from feudal ties’;

Tienoun

a strip of material worn round the collar and tied in a knot at the front with the ends hanging down, typically forming part of a man's smart or formal outfit

‘his hand went up to his collar and started to loosen his tie’;

Tienoun

a result in a game or other competitive situation in which two or more competitors or teams have the same score or ranking; a draw

‘there was a tie for first place’;

Tienoun

a game in which the scores are level and both sides have completed their innings, as distinct from a draw (a game left incomplete through lack of time).

Tienoun

a sports match between two or more players or teams in which the winners proceed to the next round of the competition

‘Swindon Town have won themselves a third round tie against Oldham’;

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