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English noun: tie

1. tie (artifact) neckwear consisting of a long narrow piece of material worn (mostly by men) under a collar and tied in knot at the front


SamplesHe stood in front of the mirror tightening his necktie.
He wore a vest and tie.


Synonymsnecktie


Broader (hypernym)neckwear


Narrower (hyponym)bola, bola tie, bolo, bolo tie, bow tie, bow-tie, bowtie, four-in-hand, old school tie, string tie, Windsor tie

2. tie (state) a social or business relationship


SamplesA valuable financial affiliation.
He was sorry he had to sever his ties with other members of the team.
Many close associations with England.


Synonymsaffiliation, association, tie-up


Broader (hypernym)relationship

3. tie (state) equality of score in a contest


Broader (hypernym)equality, equation, equivalence, par


Narrower (hyponym)deuce

4. tie (artifact) a horizontal beam used to prevent two other structural members from spreading apart or separating


SamplesHe nailed the rafters together with a tie beam.


Synonymstie beam


Broader (hypernym)beam

5. tie (artifact) a fastener that serves to join or connect


SamplesThe walls are held together with metal links placed in the wet mortar during construction.


Synonymslink, linkup, tie-in


Broader (hypernym)fastener, fastening, fixing, holdfast


Narrower (hyponym)bridge, nosepiece

6. tie (event) the finish of a contest in which the score is tied and the winner is undecided


SamplesThe game ended in a draw.
Their record was 3 wins, 6 losses and a tie.


Synonymsdraw, standoff


Broader (hypernym)finish


Narrower (hyponym)dead heat, stalemate

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


Broader (hypernym)slur


Domain categorymusic

8. tie (artifact) one of the cross braces that support the rails on a railway track


SamplesThe British call a railroad tie a sleeper.


Synonymscrosstie, railroad tie, sleeper


Broader (hypernym)brace, bracing


Part meronymrailroad, railroad track, railway

9. tie (artifact) a cord (or string or ribbon or wire etc.) with which something is tied


SamplesHe needed a tie for the packages.


Broader (hypernym)cord


Narrower (hyponym)drawing string, drawstring, string


English verb: tie

1. tie (contact) fasten or secure with a rope, string, or cord


SamplesThey tied their victim to the chair.


Synonymsbind


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s something to somebody.
Somebody ----s somebody PP.
Somebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)fasten, fix, secure


Narrower (hyponym)band, bind off, cord, gag, knot, lace, lace up, lash, lash together, leash, loop, muzzle, retie, rope, strap, tie up, truss


Antonymsunbrace, unlace, untie

2. tie (competition) finish a game with an equal number of points, goals, etc.


SamplesThe teams drew a tie.


Synonymsdraw


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)equal, equalise, equalize, equate, match


Entailplay

3. tie (change) limit or restrict to


SamplesI am tied to UNIX.
These big jets are tied to large airports.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody PP.
Somebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)bound, confine, limit, restrain, restrict, throttle, trammel

4. tie (contact) connect, fasten, or put together two or more pieces


SamplesCan you connect the two loudspeakers?.
Tie the ropes together.
Link arms.


Synonymsconnect, link, link up


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody PP.
Somebody ----s something PP


Narrower (hyponym)attach, bridge, bridge over, bring together, conjoin, daisy-chain, ground, hang together, hitch, interconnect, interdepend, interlink, join, join, put through, tee, tie


Antonymsdisconnect

5. tie (change) form a knot or bow in


SamplesTie a necktie.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)form, shape

6. tie (social) create social or emotional ties


SamplesThe grandparents want to bond with the child.


Synonymsattach, bind, bond


Pattern of useSomething ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)relate


Narrower (hyponym)befriend, fixate

7. tie (social) perform a marriage ceremony


SamplesThe minister married us on Saturday.
We were wed the following week.
The couple got spliced on Hawaii.


Synonymsmarry, splice, wed


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)officiate


Narrower (hyponym)solemnise, solemnize


Verb groupconjoin, espouse, get hitched with, get married, hook up with, marry, wed

8. tie (creation) make by tying pieces together


SamplesThe fishermen tied their flies.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)fashion, forge

9. tie (contact) unite musical notes by a tie


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)connect, link, link up, tie









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