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Another word for tie

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Verb
  1. To make fast or firmly fixed, as by means of a cord or rope

  2. To restrict the activity or free movement of

    See also:

    help

    free

  3. To do or make something equal to

      1. To come together:
      2. To be sufficient for (a need, for example); fulfill:
      3. To deal or contend with effectively:
      1. To flip or reveal (coins) as a form of gambling or to decide something contested, the winner being determined by the combination of faces thus exposed
      2. To adapt or suit so that a balanced or harmonious result is achieved; cause to correspond:
      3. (--- Now Rare) To meet as an antagonist
      1. To be equal to, especially in value.
      2. To do, make, or produce something equal to:
      3. To be equal to; match in value, degree, etc.
    See also:

    same

Noun
  1. That which unites or binds

      1. (Electronics) An assembly of coils and magnetic material placed about the neck of a cathode-ray tube to provide electromagnetic deflection fields for the electron beam
      2. A wooden frame or bar with loops or bows at either end, fitted around the necks of a pair of oxen, etc. for harnessing them together
      3. (Electronics) A series of two or more magnetic recording heads fastened securely together for playing or recording on more than one track simultaneously.
      1. (Anat.) A band or connecting fold
      2. (Math.) A line drawn over two or more terms of a compound quantity to show that they are to be treated together (Ex.: a − x + y)
      3. That which binds; bond; tie
      1. A center or focal point
      2. A connection, tie, or link between individuals of a group, members of a series, etc.
      3. A means of connection; a link or tie:
      1. (Computers) A graphical item or segment of text in a webpage or other electronic document that, when clicked, causes another webpage or section of the same webpage to be displayed:
      2. (Chem.) bond
      3. Cuff link
      1. A curved line connecting such letters in writing
      2. (Music) A group of notes intended to be played or sung as one phrase.
      3. A thing used in tying or binding together
      1. (Anatomy) A sheet or band of tough, fibrous tissue connecting bones or cartilages at a joint or supporting an organ.
      2. A bond or tie connecting one thing with another
      3. A unifying or connecting tie or bond.
      1. A fastening made by tying together lengths of material, such as rope, in a prescribed way.
      2. A lump or knob in a thread, cord, etc., formed by passing one free end through a loop and drawing it tight, or by a tangle drawn tight
      3. The round, often darker cross section of such a lump as it appears on a piece of cut lumber.
      1. A substance or device, as glue, solder, or a chain, which holds things together or unites them
      2. (Masonry) The way in which bricks, stones, etc. are lapped upon one another in building
      3. A uniting force or tie; a link:
    See also:

    connect

  2. An equality of scores, votes, or performances in a contest

      1. A tie or draw in a game or contest
      2. A deadlocked confrontation between antagonists (see stand off and verb below).
      3. A tie or draw, as in a contest.
      1. (Chess) Any situation in which a player, whose king is not currently in check, cannot move without placing that king in check: it results in a draw
      2. (Chess) The state in which the player to move is not in check but has no legal moves, resulting in a draw.
      3. Any unresolved situation in which further action is impossible or useless; deadlock; draw
      1. The result of drawing
      2. A special advantage; an edge:
      3. (--- Games) A draw shot.
      1. (Computing) An inability to continue due to two programs or devices each requiring a response from the other before completing an operation
      2. A standstill resulting from the action of equal and opposed forces; stalemate
      3. A tie between opponents in the course of a contest
      1. A political campaign or other contest that is so close that it is impossible to predict the winner.
      2. A race in which two or more contestants reach the finish line at exactly the same time; tie
    See also:

    same

Idioms:

    tie-up

  1. To make fast or firmly fixed, as by means of a cord or rope

  2. tie-up

  3. To cause to cease regular activity

  4. tie-up

  5. To cause to be busy or in use

Another word for tie

Noun
  1. A fastening

      1. A contoured crossbar having two U-shaped attachments that fit around the necks of a team of oxen or other draft animals, with a central ring for hitching the team to a cart, plow, or other load.
      2. A wooden frame or bar with loops or bows at either end, fitted around the necks of a pair of oxen, etc. for harnessing them together
      3. (Electronics) An assembly of coils and magnetic material placed about the neck of a cathode-ray tube to provide electromagnetic deflection fields for the electron beam
      1. A device used to fasten and unfasten two adjoining edges of material, as on the placket of a dress, the fly of a pair of trousers, etc.: it consists of two rows of tiny interlocking tabs which are joined or separated by sliding a part up or down
      2. An oblong, horizontal, rectangular electronic sign on which moving messages of text, data, etc. may be scrolled, using flashing lights, LED displays, etc.
      3. A fastening device consisting of parallel rows of metal or plastic teeth on adjacent edges of an opening that are interlocked by a sliding tab.
      1. (Football) One of two offensive linemen positioned between the guard and the end on either side of the ball.
      2. A rope and pulley block, or a system of ropes and pulleys, used to lower, raise, or move various objects
      3. (Sports) The act of stopping an opposing player carrying the ball, especially by forcing the opponent to the ground, as in football or Rugby.
      1. Either of the signs { }, used to connect or enclose words or items to be considered together
      2. (Music) A leather loop that slides to change the tension on the cord of a drum.
      3. A dental appliance constructed of bands and wires that is fixed to the teeth to correct irregular alignment.
      1. A strip of material such as gauze used to protect, immobilize, compress, or support a wound or injured body part.
      1. A fine netting or openwork fabric of cotton, polyester, etc., woven in ornamental designs
      2. A delicate fabric made of yarn or thread in an open weblike pattern.
      3. A string, ribbon, etc. used to draw together and fasten the parts of a shoe, corset, etc. by being drawn through eyelets or over hooks
      1. A narrow strip or band of leather or other flexible material, often with a buckle or similar fastener at one end, for binding or securing things
      2. A narrow band formed into a loop for grasping with the hand.
      3. A thin flat metal or plastic band used for fastening or clamping objects together or into position.
      1. A uniting force or tie; a link:
      2. (Masonry) The way in which bricks, stones, etc. are lapped upon one another in building
      3. Something, such as a fetter, cord, or band, that binds, ties, or fastens things together.
      1. A group of people:
      2. A simple ungrooved ring, especially a wedding ring.
      3. A thin strip of flexible material used to encircle and bind one object or to hold a number of objects together:
    See also:

    fastener

  2. A necktie

      1. One that chokes or suffocates another.
      2. A narrow fur piece worn around the neck
      3. ​A piece of jewelry or ornamental fabric, worn as a necklace, tight to the throat.
      1. A thick, strong cord made of intertwisted strands of fiber, thin wires, leather strips, etc.
      2. A string of items attached in one line, especially by twisting or braiding:
      3. A ropelike string of things put together by or as by twisting, twining, braiding, or threading
      1. A waste piece of cloth, esp. one that is old or torn
      2. A small piece of cloth for dusting, cleaning, washing, etc.
      3. (Nautical, slang) A sail, or any piece of canvas.
      1. (Archaic) cravat
      2. An ornamental white cravat.
      1. A large, single-edged knife used in the Philippines as a weapon or cutting tool; kind of machete
      2. A long, heavy, single-edged machete originally used in the Philippines.
      3. Bolo tie
      1. (Person, proper) Name of the ruling family of Great Britain since 1917, when the name was officially changed from Saxe-Coburg-Gotha
      1. Either of the correspondingly cut or notched ends that fit together to form such a joint.
      2. A decorative cloth for covering the top of a piece of furniture; a runner.
      3. A long or broad piece of cloth worn about the neck, head, or shoulders for warmth or decoration; muffler, babushka, neckerchief, etc.
      1. The playing of a trump card when one cannot follow suit.
      2. (Engineering) A collar on a shaft or other piece to prevent endwise motion.
      3. A band of distinctively colored or protruding feathers or fur around the neck of an animal or bird
      1. The round, often darker cross section of such a lump as it appears on a piece of cut lumber.
      2. A decorative bow of ribbon, fabric, or braid.
      3. An ornamental bow of ribbon or twist of braid; cockade; epaulet
      1. A necktie tied in a slipknot with the ends left hanging
      2. A coach drawn by such a team
      3. A necktie tied in a slipknot with long ends left hanging one in front of the other.
      1. Either of the sides of this front section:
      2. The rower nearest the bow
      3. A stroke with such a bow
      1. A handkerchief or scarf worn around the neck
      2. A scarf that is worn looped or tied around the neck.
      1. A necktie
      2. A scarf or band of fabric worn around the neck as a tie.
      3. A neckerchief or scarf
    See also:

    necktie

  3. Affection

      1. (Chemistry) An attractive force between atoms, or groups of atoms, that contributes towards their forming bonds
      2. The attractive force, of varying strength for various elements, molecules, etc., that causes the atoms of certain elements to combine and stay combined
      3. (--- Biology) A relationship or resemblance in structure between species that suggests a common origin.
      1. A point or stage in a series of circumstances
      2. (Computers) A graphical item or segment of text in a webpage or other electronic document that, when clicked, causes another webpage or section of the same webpage to be displayed:
      3. Cuff link
      1. Connection or manner of being connected or related, as in thought, meaning, etc.
      2. The mutual dealings or connections of persons, groups, or nations in social, business, or diplomatic matters:
      3. A logical or natural association between two or more things; relevance of one to another; connection:
      1. (Masonry) The way in which bricks, stones, etc. are lapped upon one another in building
      2. A substance or device, as glue, solder, or a chain, which holds things together or unites them
      3. A uniting force or tie; a link:
  4. An equal score, or a contest having that score

  5. A railroad tie

      1. A small piece of wood or other material for removing food particles from between the teeth.
      1. Trees or forests collectively
      2. A person considered to have qualities suited for a particular activity:
      3. (Brit.) lumber
      1. (Music) A leather loop that slides to change the tension on the cord of a drum.
      2. (Mathematics) Either of a pair of symbols, { }, used to indicate aggregation or to clarify the grouping of quantities when parentheses and square brackets have already been used.
      3. Any of various devices for supporting a weak or malformed part of the body: often intended for permanent use in contrast to a splint or cast
      1. Any transverse beam in a structure
      2. A horizontal or transverse beam, especially a structural beam resting on two supports.
    See also:

    beam

Verb
  1. To fasten

  2. *To equal

    See also:

    equal

  3. *To marry