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  5  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Tie  \Tie\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Tied}(Obs.  {Tight});  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Tying}.]  [OE.  ti?en,  teyen,  AS  t[=i]gan,  ti['e]gan, 
  fr  te['a]g,  te['a]h,  a  rope;  akin  to  Icel.  taug,  and  AS 
  te['o]n  to  draw,  to  pull  See  {Tug},  v.  t.,  and  cf  {Tow}  to 
  1.  To  fasten  with  a  band  or  cord  and  knot;  to  bind.  ``Tie  the 
  kine  to  the  cart.''  --1  Sam.  vi  7. 
  My  son,  keep  thy  father's  commandment,  and  forsake 
  not  the  law  of  thy  mother:  bind  them  continually 
  upon  thine  heart,  and  tie  them  about  thy  neck. 
  --Prov.  vi 
  2.  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.  ``We  do  not  tie  this  knot 
  with  an  intention  to  puzzle  the  argument.''  --Bp.  Burnet. 
  3.  To  unite  firmly;  to  fasten;  to  hold 
  In  bond  of  virtuous  love  together  tied.  --Fairfax. 
  4.  To  hold  or  constrain  by  authority  or  moral  influence,  as 
  by  knotted  cords;  to  oblige;  to  constrain;  to  restrain;  to 
  Not  tied  to  rules  of  policy,  you  find  Revenge  less 
  sweet  than  a  forgiving  mind.  --Dryden. 
  5.  (Mus.)  To  unite,  as  notes,  by  a  cross  line  or  by  a  curved 
  line  or  slur,  drawn  over  or  under  them 
  6.  To  make  an  equal  score  with  in  a  contest;  to  be  even 
  {To  ride  and  tie}.  See  under  {Ride}. 
  {To  tie  down}. 
  a  To  fasten  so  as  to  prevent  from  rising. 
  b  To  restrain;  to  confine;  to  hinder  from  action 
  {To  tie  up},  to  confine;  to  restrain;  to  hinder  from  motion 
  or  action 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Tie  \Tie\,  n.;  pl  {Ties}.  [AS.  t[=e]ge,  t?ge,  t[=i]ge. 
  [root]64.  See  {Tie},  v.  t.] 
  1.  A  knot;  a  fastening. 
  2.  A  bond;  an  obligation,  moral  or  legal;  as  the  sacred  ties 
  of  friendship  or  of  duty;  the  ties  of  allegiance. 
  No  distance  breaks  the  tie  of  blood.  --Young. 
  3.  A  knot  of  hair,  as  at  the  back  of  a  wig.  --Young. 
  4.  An  equality  in  numbers,  as  of  votes,  scores,  etc.,  which 
  prevents  either  party  from  being  victorious;  equality  in 
  any  contest,  as  a  race. 
  5.  (Arch.  &  Engin.)  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 
  6.  (Mus.)  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. 
  7.  pl  Low  shoes  fastened  with  lacings. 
  {Bale  tie},  a  fastening  for  the  ends  of  a  hoop  for  a  bale. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Tie  \Tie\,  v.  i. 
  To  make  a  tie;  to  make  an  equal  score. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  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"  [syn:  {necktie}] 
  2:  a  social  or  business  relationship:  "a  valuable  financial 
  affiliation";  "he  was  sorry  he  had  to  sever  his  ties  with 
  other  members  of  the  team";  "many  close  associations  with 
  England"  [syn:  {affiliation},  {association},  {tie-up}] 
  3:  the  situation  in  a  contest  in  which  the  winner  is  undecided 
  at  the  end  "the  game  ended  in  a  draw";  "their  record  was 
  3  wins,  6  losses  and  a  tie"  [syn:  {draw},  {standoff}] 
  4:  a  horizontal  beam  used  to  prevent  two  other  structural 
  members  from  spreading  apart  or  separating;  "he  nailed  the 
  rafters  together  with  a  tie  beam"  [syn:  {tie  beam}] 
  5:  a  fastener  that  serves  to  join  or  link;  "the  walls  are  held 
  together  with  metal  links  placed  in  the  wet  mortar  during 
  construction"  [syn:  {link},  {linkup},  {tie-in}] 
  6:  (music)  a  slur  over  two  notes  of  the  same  pitch;  indicates 
  that  the  note  is  to  be  sustained  for  their  combined  time 
  7:  one  of  the  cross  braces  that  support  the  rails  on  a  railway 
  track;  "the  British  call  a  railroad  tie  a  sleeper"  [syn:  {railroad 
  tie},  {crosstie},  {sleeper}] 
  8:  a  cord  (or  string  or  ribbon  or  wire  etc.)  with  which 
  something  is  tied;  "he  needed  a  tie  for  the  packages" 
  v  1:  To  fasten  or  secure  with  a  rope,  string,  or  cord;  "They  tied 
  their  victim  to  the  chair"  [syn:  {bind}]  [ant:  {untie}] 
  2:  finish  a  game  with  an  equal  number  of  points,  goals,  etc.; 
  "The  teams  drew  a  tie"  [syn:  {draw}] 
  3:  limit  or  restrict  to  "I  am  tied  to  UNIX";  "These  big  jets 
  are  tied  to  large  airports" 
  4:  connect,  fasten,  or  put  together  two  or  more  pieces;  "Can 
  you  connect  the  two  loudspeakers?"  "Tie  the  ropes 
  together";  "Link  arms"  [syn:  {connect},  {link}]  [ant:  {disconnect}] 
  5:  form  a  knot  or  bow  in  "tie  a  necktie" 
  6:  create  social  or  emotional  ties  [syn:  {bind},  {bond}] 
  7:  perform  a  marriage  ceremony;  "The  minister  married  us  on 
  Saturday"  [syn:  {marry},  {wed}] 
  8:  make  by  tying  pieces  together:  "The  fishermen  tied  their 
  9:  unite  musical  notes  by  a  tie 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
  Terminal  Interface  Equipment 

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