• ties Definition & Synonyms
- (pl. ) of Constitutionality
- (pl. ) of Rurality
- (pl. ) of Tie
• Tie Definition & Synonyms
- (v. t.) To fasten with a band or cord and knot; to bind.
- (v. t.) A line, usually straight, drawn across the stems of notes, or a curved line written over or under the notes, signifying that they are to be slurred, or closely united in the performance, or that two notes of the same pitch are to be sounded as one; a bind; a ligature.
- (v. t.) A beam or rod for holding two parts together; in railways, one of the transverse timbers which support the track and keep it in place.
- (v. t.) To make an equal score with, in a contest; to be even with.
- (v. t.) 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.
- (v. t.) A knot; a fastening.
- (v. t.) To unite, as notes, by a cross line, or by a curved line, or slur, drawn over or under them.
- (v. t.) To unite firmly; to fasten; to hold.
- (v. t.) Low shoes fastened with lacings.
- (v. t.) An equality in numbers, as of votes, scores, etc., which prevents either party from being victorious; equality in any contest, as a race.
- (v. t.) A knot of hair, as at the back of a wig.
- (v. t.) To hold or constrain by authority or moral influence, as by knotted cords; to oblige; to constrain; to restrain; to confine.
- (v. t.) A bond; an obligation, moral or legal; as, the sacred ties of friendship or of duty; the ties of allegiance.
- (v. i.) To make a tie; to make an equal score.