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  • n  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
  • n  a social or business relationship
    he was sorry he had to sever his ties with other members of the team
  • n  equality of score in a contest
  • n  a horizontal beam used to prevent two other structural members from spreading apart or separating
    he nailed the rafters together with a tie beam
  • n  a fastener that serves to join or connect
  • n  the finish of a contest in which the score is tied and the winner is undecided
    their record was 3 wins, 6 losses and a tie
  • n  (music) a slur over two notes of the same pitch; indicates that the note is to be sustained for their combined time value
  • n  one of the cross braces that support the rails on a railway track
    the British call a railroad tie a sleeper
  • n  a cord (or string or ribbon or wire etc.) with which something is tied
    he needed a tie for the packages
  • v  fasten or secure with a rope, string, or cord
    They tied their victim to the chair
  • v  finish a game with an equal number of points, goals, etc.
    The teams drew a tie
  • v  limit or restrict to
    I am tied to UNIX
    These big jets are tied to large airports
  • v  connect, fasten, or put together two or more pieces
  • v  form a knot or bow in
    tie a necktie
  • v  create social or emotional ties
  • v  perform a marriage ceremony
  • v  make by tying pieces together
    The fishermen tied their flies
  • v  unite musical notes by a tie

  • Wide or skinny, plaid or plain, synthetic or silk, the tie is a Father's Day staple--nearly 4.
  • The humble neck tie is in crisis, just thank the New Economy.
  • How can a tie help fight climate change? When you leave it at home.
News & Articles

  • Tie dye is colorful start to Indian Prairie Library summer of fun
    DARIEN — The Indian Prairie Public Library has the ages-old art of tie dye down to a science. “We’ve done this before,” said Jane Hartney, teen programming director at the library. As has become the tradition at Indian Prairie, the teen advisory board kicked off a summer full of family fun Monday with tie dye night. “Every year, members ask if that’s how we’re going to start out our summer ...
    June 11, 2013 - The Doings Weekly
  • Armed men tie up aide, rob elderly Houston couple of $12,000
    Armed men tie up aide, rob elderly Houston couple of $12,000 Houston Chronicle Copyright 2013 Houston Chronicle. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Updated 2:36 pm, Tuesday, June 11, 2013 Houston police are searching for two men who forced their way into a southwest Houston home and robbed some elderly residents last month, Harris ...
    June 11, 2013 - Houston Chronicle
  • Gators tie Texas A&M for NCAA men's outdoor track title
    UF rallied to pull even with Aggies The Florida Gators men's track and field team used a dramatic late rally to tie Texas A&M for the team NCAA Outdoor Track and Field national title Saturday at Hayward Field in Oregon.        
    June 11, 2013 - Orlando Sentinel

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