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See also -tie, tiē, tié, tiě, and tiè

English

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

From Old English tēag, tēah.

A tie in the musical sense.

Noun

Singular
tie

Plural
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tie ({{{1}}})
  1. A necktie (item of clothing consisting of a strip of cloth tied around the neck). See also bow tie, black tie.
  2. The situation in which one or more participants in a competition are placed equally.
  3. (cricket) The situation at the end of all innings of a match where both sides have the same total of runs (different to a draw).
  4. (sports, UK) 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.
  5. (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.
  6. (statistics) One or more equal values or sets of equal values in the data set.
  7. (surveying) A bearing and distance between a lot corner or point and a benchmark or iron off site.
  8. A piece of wire embedded in paper, strip of plastic with ratchets, or similar object which is wound around something and tightened.
  9. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A horizontal wooden or concrete structural member that supports and ties together railway lines.
  10. A strong connection between people or groups of people, a bond.
Usage notes
Synonyms
  • (situation where one or more participants in a competition are placed equally): draw
  • (horizontal member that supports railway lines): sleeper (UK)
Translations

Etymology 2

From Old English tīġan, tiegan.

Verb

Infinitive
to tie

Third person singular
ties

Simple past
tied

Past participle
-

Present participle
tying

to tie (third-person singular simple present ties, present participle tying, simple past and past participle tied)
  1. (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.
  2. (transitive) To form (a knot or the like) by tying a string or the like.
    Tie a knot in this rope for me, please.
  3. (transitive) To attach or fasten (one thing to another) by tying a string or the like.
    Tie him to the tree.
  4. (transitive) To secure (something) by tying a string or the like.
    Tie your shoes.
  5. (intransitive) To have the same score or position as another in a competition or ordering.
    They tied for third place.
  6. (transitive) To have the same score or position as (another) in a competition or ordering.
    He tied me for third place.
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Derived terms
Translations

Danish

Etymology

From Old Norse þegja.

Verb

tie

  1. To be silent.

Esperanto

Etymology

Esperanto ti- (demonstrative correlative prefix) + -e (correlative suffix of location)

Correlative

tie (accusative tien)

  1. there (demonstrative correlative of location)
    As with other demonstrative correlatives in Esperanto, tie can be combined with ĉi, the adverbial particle of proximity, or with for, the adverbial particle of distance. Tie ĉi thus means here and tie for means there [in the distance].

Related terms

kie, ie, nenie


Finnish

Noun

tie

  1. way (by which to go/walk/move)
  2. road
  3. avenue
  4. path
Declension

Derived terms


Mandarin

Pinyin syllable

tie

  1. A transliteration of any of a number of Chinese characters properly represented as having one of four tones, tiē, tié, tiě, or tiè.

Usage notes

English transcriptions of Chinese speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Chinese language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.


Norwegian

Etymology

From Old Norse þegja.

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /'tiːe/

Verb

tie (present tense tier; past tense tidde; past participle tidd)

  1. to become quiet, to stop talking
    Han tidde plutselig.
    He suddenly became quiet.
  2. to be quiet
    Hun tidde mens hun arbeidet.
    She was quiet while she worked.

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