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Tight vs. Tie

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Tightadjective

Firmly held together; compact; not loose or open.

‘tight cloth; a tight knot’;

Tienoun

A knot; a fastening.

Tightadjective

Unyielding or firm

‘tight control on a situation’;

Tienoun

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

Tightadjective

Under high tension.

‘Make sure to pull the rope tight.’;

Tienoun

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

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Tightadjective

(colloquial) Scarce, hard to come by.

‘I grew up in a poor neighborhood; money was very tight, but we made do.’;

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.’;

Tightadjective

Intimately friendly.

‘We've grown tighter over the years.’;

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.

Tightadjective

Miserly or frugal.

‘He's a bit tight with his money.’;

Tienoun

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

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

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Tightadjective

(of a space, design or arrangement) Narrow, such that it is difficult for something or someone to pass through it.

‘The passageway was so tight we could barely get through.’; ‘They flew in a tight formation.’;

Tienoun

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

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

Tightadjective

Fitting close, or too close, to the body.

‘a tight coat;’; ‘My socks are too tight.’;

Tienoun

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

Tightadjective

Of a turn, sharp, so that the timeframe for making it is narrow and following it is difficult.

‘The mountain pass was made dangerous by its many tight corners.’;

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).

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Tightadjective

Lacking holes; difficult to penetrate; waterproof.

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.’;

Tightadjective

Well-rehearsed and accurate in execution.

‘Their marching band is extremely tight.’;

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).

Tightadjective

(sport) Not conceding many goals.

Tienoun

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

Tightadjective

(slang) Intoxicated; drunk or acting like being drunk.

‘We went drinking and got tight.’;

Tienoun

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

Tightadjective

(slang) Extraordinarily great or special.

‘That is one tight bicycle!’;

Tienoun

(graph theory) A connection between two vertices.

Tightadjective

Mean; unfair; unkind.

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.’;

Tightadjective

(obsolete) Not ragged; whole; neat; tidy.

Tieverb

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

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

Tightadjective

(obsolete) Handy; adroit; brisk.

Tieverb

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

‘Tie him to the tree.’;

Tightadjective

(poker) Of a player, who plays very few hands. en

Tieverb

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

‘Tie your shoes.’;

Tightadjective

(poker) Using a strategy which involves playing very few hands. en

Tieverb

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

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

Tightadverb

Firmly, so as not to come loose easily.

‘Make sure the lid is closed tight.’;

Tieverb

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

‘He tied me for third place.’;

Tightadverb

Soundly.

‘Good night, sleep tight.’;

Tieverb

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

Tightverb

(obsolete) To tighten.

Tienoun

A knot; a fastening.

Tight

p. p. of Tie.

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.’;

Tightadjective

Firmly held together; compact; not loose or open; as, tight cloth; a tight knot.

Tienoun

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

Tightadjective

Close, so as not to admit the passage of a liquid or other fluid; not leaky; as, a tight ship; a tight cask; a tight room; - often used in this sense as the second member of a compound; as, water-tight; air-tight.

Tienoun

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

Tightadjective

Fitting close, or too close, to the body; as, a tight coat or other garment.

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.

Tightadjective

Not ragged; whole; neat; tidy.

‘Clad very plain, but clean and tight.’; ‘I'll spin and card, and keep our children tight.’;

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.

Tightadjective

Close; parsimonious; saving; as, a man tight in his dealings.

Tienoun

Low shoes fastened with lacings.

Tightadjective

Not slack or loose; firmly stretched; taut; - applied to a rope, chain, or the like, extended or stretched out.

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.’;

Tightadjective

Handy; adroit; brisk.

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.

Tightadjective

Somewhat intoxicated; tipsy.

Tieverb

To unite firmly; to fasten; to hold.

‘In bond of virtuous love together tied.’;

Tightadjective

Pressing; stringent; not easy; firmly held; dear; - said of money or the money market. Cf. Easy, 7.

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.’;

Tightverb

To tighten.

Tieverb

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

Tightadjective

closely constrained or constricted or constricting;

‘tight skirts’; ‘he hated tight starched collars’; ‘fingers closed in a tight fist’; ‘a tight feeling in his chest’;

Tieverb

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

Tightadjective

pulled or drawn tight;

‘taut sails’; ‘a tight drumhead’; ‘a tight rope’;

Tieverb

To make a tie; to make an equal score.

Tightadjective

set so close together as to be invulnerable to penetration;

‘in tight formation’; ‘a tight blockade’;

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’;

Tightadjective

pressed tightly together;

‘with lips compressed’;

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’;

Tightadjective

used of persons or behavior; characterized by or indicative of lack of generosity;

‘a mean person’; ‘he left a miserly tip’;

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’;

Tightadjective

affected by scarcity and expensive to borrow;

‘tight money’; ‘a tight market’;

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’;

Tightadjective

of such close construction as to be impermeable;

‘a tight roof’; ‘warm in our tight little house’;

Tienoun

a fastener that serves to join or link;

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

Tightadjective

of textiles;

‘a close weave’; ‘smooth percale with a very tight weave’;

Tienoun

equality of score in a contest

Tightadjective

securely or solidly fixed in place; rigid;

‘the bolts are tight’;

Tienoun

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

Tightadjective

(of a contest or contestants) evenly matched;

‘a close contest’; ‘a close election’; ‘a tight game’;

Tienoun

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

‘the British call a railroad tie a sleeper’;

Tightadjective

very drunk

Tienoun

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

‘he needed a tie for the packages’;

Tightadjective

exasperatingly difficult to handle or circumvent;

‘a nasty problem’; ‘a good man to have on your side in a tight situation’;

Tieverb

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

‘They tied their victim to the chair’;

Tightadjective

demanding strict attention to rules and procedures;

‘rigorous discipline’; ‘tight security’; ‘stringent safety measures’;

Tieverb

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

‘The teams drew a tie’;

Tightadjective

packed closely together;

‘the stood in a tight little group’; ‘hair in tight curls’; ‘the pub was packed tight’;

Tieverb

limit or restrict to;

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

Tightadverb

firmly or tightly;

‘held fast to the rope’; ‘her foot was stuck fast’; ‘held tight’;

Tieverb

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

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

Tightadverb

in an attentive manner;

‘he remained close on his guard’;

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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