Adjective: tied tId
Verb: tie (tied,tying,ties) tI
- Bound or secured closely
"the guard was found trussed up with his arms and legs securely tied";
- Bound together by or as if by a strong rope; especially as by a bond of affection
"people tied by blood or marriage"
- Fastened with strings or cords
"a neatly tied bundle";
- Closed with a lace
"snugly tied shoes";
- Of the score in a contest
"the score is tied";
- even, level
- Fasten or secure with a rope, string, or cord
"They tied their victim to the chair";
- Finish a game with an equal number of points, goals, etc.
"The teams drew a tie";
- Limit or restrict to
"I am tied to UNIX"; "These big jets are tied to large airports"
- Connect, fasten, or put together two or more pieces
"Tie the ropes together";
- connect, link, link up
- Form a knot or bow in
"tie a necktie"
- Create social or emotional ties
- bind, attach, bond
- Perform a marriage ceremony
- marry, wed, splice
- Make by tying pieces together
"The fishermen tied their flies"
- Unite musical notes by a tie
Sounds like: tics, ticks
See also: bound, equal, knotted, tie down, united
Type of: bound, confine, equal, equalise [Brit], equalize, equate, fashion, fasten, fix, forge, form, limit, match, officiate, relate, restrain, restrict, secure, shape, throttle, trammel
Antonym: untie, untied
Encyclopedia: Tied Tie