Found 2 items, similar to Tying.
English → English
n 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
; “he wore a vest and tie”
2: a social or business relationship; “a valuable financial
; “he was sorry he had to sever his ties with
other members of the team”
; “many close associations with
3: the finish of a contest in which the score is tied and the
winner is undecided; “the game ended in a draw”
record was 3 wins, 6 losses and a tie”
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”
[syn: tie beam
5: a fastener that serves to join or link; “the walls are held
together with metal links placed in the wet mortar during
6: equality of score in a contest
7: (music) a slur over two notes of the same pitch; indicates
that the note is to be sustained for their combined time
8: one of the cross braces that support the rails on a railway
track; “the British call a railroad tie a sleeper”
[syn: railroad tie
9: a cord (or string or ribbon or wire etc.) with which
something is tied; “he needed a tie for the packages”
v 1: fasten or secure with a rope, string, or cord; “They tied
their victim to the chair”
] [ant: untie
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
; “Link arms”
, link up
5: form a knot or bow in; “tie a necktie”
6: create social or emotional ties; “The grandparents want to
bond with the child”
7: perform a marriage ceremony; “The minister married us on
; “We were wed the following week”
; “The couple
got spliced on Hawaii”
8: make by tying pieces together; “The fishermen tied their
9: unite musical notes by a tie
n : the act of tying or binding things together [syn: ligature
English → English
, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Tied
); p. pr. &
vb. n. Tying
.] [OE. ti?en, teyen, AS. t[=i]gan, ti['e]gan,
fr. te['a]g, te['a]h, a rope; akin to Icel. taug, and AS.
te['o]n to draw, to pull. See Tug
, v. t., and cf. Tow
1. To fasten with a band or cord and knot; to bind. “Tie the
kine to the cart.”
--1 Sam. vi. 7.
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.
2. 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. “We do not tie this knot
with an intention to puzzle the argument.”
3. To unite firmly; to fasten; to hold.
In bond of virtuous love together tied. --Fairfax.
4. To hold or constrain by authority or moral influence, as
by knotted cords; to oblige; to constrain; to restrain; to
Not tied to rules of policy, you find
Revenge less sweet than a forgiving mind. --Dryden.
5. (Mus.) To unite, as notes, by a cross line, or by a curved
line, or slur, drawn over or under them.
6. To make an equal score with, in a contest; to be even
To ride and tie
. See under Ride
To tie down
(a) To fasten so as to prevent from rising.
(b) To restrain; to confine; to hinder from action.
To tie up
, to confine; to restrain; to hinder from motion
p. pr. of Tie
, n. (Mining)
The act or process of washing ores in a buddle.