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tie

I.verb
COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES
a shirt and tie
▪ I have to wear a shirt and tie to work.
bolo tie
bonds/ties of friendship (=things that connect friends)
▪ They were united by deep bonds of friendship.
bow tie
collar and tie
▪ He loosened his collar and tie.
cup tie
▪ Saturday’s FA Cup tie against Spurs
loose ends...tied up (=dealt with or completed)
▪ We’ve nearly finished, but there are still a few loose ends to be tied up.
old school tie
▪ a system based on social class and the old school tie
school tie
sever ties/relations/connections/links etc (with/between sb)
▪ The two countries severed diplomatic relations.
▪ She had severed all contact with her ex-husband.
strengthen ties/bonds/links
▪ He wants to strengthen ties with the West.
string tie
the game is tied (=both teams or players had the same score)
▪ The game was tied 10-10 at halftime.
tie a knot
▪ My uncle taught me how to tie knots.
tie up/moor a boat (=tie it to something so that it stays in one place)
▪ You can tie up the boat to that tree.
▪ How much does it cost to moor a boat here?
tie your shoes
▪ He tied his shoes in a double knot.
tied cottage
tied house
tied to...apron strings
▪ Jeff is still tied to his mother’s apron strings.
tie/untie a shoelace
▪ Roger bent to tie his shoelace.
zip tie
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ ADVERB
back
▪ His hair was tied back with a piece of tinsel string he had found in the Christmas decorations box.
▪ There was something of value to the company that could be counted and tied back to an individual operator.
▪ She was fine-boned and delicate, with auburn hair tied back in a leather clasp.
▪ Her hair was tied back from her face in a long ponytail.
▪ She had large, soft eyes and her hair was tied back with a red ribbon.
▪ One is torn from its rung and tied back.
▪ She's been fencing too, her long black hair tied back from her face, her face bright with sweat.
▪ Never use rubber bands to tie back your hair: it's a sure way to get hair breakage.
down
▪ He had to be tied down.
▪ Workers tied down banners and tents, and some scaffolding was taken down.
▪ She said she wanted to be free, to finish her training, she was afraid of being tied down.
▪ My computer was tied down to a metal desk.
▪ So we won't be tied down to schools very much longer.
▪ The mainsail was still swinging back and forth, sweeping the cabin top, so it was lowered and tied down.
▪ As a result, anything that is not tied down inside the plane starts to float about.
▪ She didn't want to be tied down by a full-time job, so she decided to become a free-lance translator.
in
▪ Web page designers are commonplace, and can no longer charge extortionate rates unless they're tied in with a major agency.
▪ To tie in with the hubbub comes the most successful parody of the group, the Rutles.
▪ It does tie in with conservation.
▪ This tied in with the position and colour of the spot when it first appeared.
▪ The idea behind the timing of the launch is that it will tie in with the expected rush of year 2000 weddings.
▪ Three backlist titles tie in with the television and are reissued in April.
▪ Above the Magnesian Limestone event a number of reflections have been tied in with the sequence in Larne-2 and Newmill-l.
together
▪ The result is that different networks such as ARCnet and Ethernet can be tied together into a single LANtastic internet.
▪ Her home consists of two battered green fishing boats tied together a few feet off a stretch of garbage-strewn Nile shoreline.
▪ Here, technique, perception and response were closely tied together.
▪ The whites and blacks were tied together in a web of interdependency-the whites through need and the blacks for survival.
▪ And when there are children they will be tied together by that strongest of all bonds.
▪ The network ties together a wide variety of government and university sites.
▪ It consists of a loose shirt, or tunic, with baggy pants, tied together in the middle with a belt.
▪ The problem is especially serious for an episodic memory, which is a unique category that ties together a series of elements.
up
▪ Its fixed-interest bond pays 11.50 percent net provided the money is tied up for at least 12 months.. Key move on cards.
▪ Over at Newport News, the Union tugboat Zouave had completed her morning duties and was tied up at the wharf.
▪ I can already hear the objections from those clubs who have a few players tied up with the Championship.
▪ We tied up our beasts, sat on the rocks and ate.
▪ Singh had earned his prize with the shot that tied up this championship.
▪ But waste in government does not come tied up in neat packages.
▪ She was supposed to have died from Allied bombing, so that ties up.
■ NOUN
apron
▪ Léonie tied on an apron and hoisted herself on to a kitchen chair.
bow
▪ Does the course include how to tie a dickie bow?
▪ Miss Sadie had given him a very large package tied with a red bow.
▪ She had a lot of curly hair and she had tied a bow in it.
▪ Mulcahey slipped the red ribbon around the collar and tied a big bow.
▪ At any party, you will gain confidence if you know you have tied the bow yourself.
▪ Get enough ribbon to wrap the jam box and tie a bow.
▪ After that, Jasper always tied my bow ties.
game
▪ But despite end-to-end play, it was Searle's third goal with 10 minutes still left that tied the game.
▪ When we tied that game I knew that game was going to be over.
▪ Moments later, Ray Bourque beat Joseph with a wrist shot to tie the game.
▪ Next Jets shot, tie game, courtesy of defenseman Deron Quint from the blue line.
▪ Stoudamire then blew by Barros for two straight layups to tie the game with 2: 46 left.
▪ He lofted a wobbly, 41-yard kick through the uprights to tie the game 13-13 with 7: 49 left.
▪ If she makes it, Santa Clara will have to come back with a three-point play to tie the game.
hair
▪ His hair was tied back with a piece of tinsel string he had found in the Christmas decorations box.
▪ She walked over to a tall woman whose hair was tied with a colorful bandanna.
▪ She is in control. Hair tied back.
▪ Her hair was tied back from her face in a long ponytail.
▪ She was fine-boned and delicate, with auburn hair tied back in a leather clasp.
▪ Betty Lou has her long brown hair tied with a single white ribbon.
▪ Nick combed her hair and tied the ribbon himself, badly, too loosely.
▪ Decent women let their hair grow and tied it in a knot on the back of the head.
knot
▪ The boys were smeared with lipstick, old scarves tied in knots beneath their spotted chins.
▪ Decent women let their hair grow and tied it in a knot on the back of the head.
▪ All that personal politics stuff had left them tied up in knots.
▪ I tied a monster knot, one I invented on the spot, and tugged it hard, Lincoln licking my ear.
▪ It tied her up in knots.
▪ Banks across the country tied the knot as a way to cut costs and boost earnings.
▪ The King lookalike couldn't help falling in love with Lynn Willoughby and yesterday they tied the knot.
▪ Gao Yang yearned to shout to her but his throat muscles were tied in knots, and no sound emerged.
ribbon
▪ Finally, tie a colourful ribbon around your gift.
▪ And the waist was tied with satin ribbons.
▪ Nick combed her hair and tied the ribbon himself, badly, too loosely.
▪ He was carrying four thick brown cardboard accordion folios tied with faded red ribbons.
▪ They were tied with white ribbons, as if, she thought contemptuously, I were a silly young girl.
▪ The key to the front door was tied on to a little ribbon pinned into my pocket.
▪ Her hair was tied in a ribbon and she looked positively chirpy.
▪ My braids are tied with small red ribbons, my black laced shoes are polished.
rope
▪ Then tie the rope around her wrists.
▪ Chests and suitcases were being packed and tied with rope, and nails were being hammered.
▪ I then used one hook for each ship, and tied all the ropes together at one end.
▪ Quickly, I tied the rope round the man's body and Sapt and Fritz pulled it up.
▪ They tied a rope around my middle and pulled me up like a package.
▪ Their arms were tied with rope, but their legs were free and they could walk.
▪ Then Sapt tied the rope round one of the trees near the water.
shoelace
▪ George Best was/is a drunken waste of space who wasn't fit to tie Eddie Gray's shoelaces.
▪ Sammler tied his shoelaces continued dressing.
▪ Bend down and tie your shoelace.
▪ I let myself into my place with the key I carry tied to my shoelace.
▪ Kneeling down on the dusty pavement, she made as if to tie her shoelaces.
▪ Once inside the car, he tied a shoelace around her neck and threatened to choke her.
▪ They were more like badly tied shoelaces.
string
▪ Like many supposed puppets, Mr Castro learnt to tug on the strings that tied him to his masters' hands.
▪ One end of a string was tied around the neck of each mouse and the other end to the truck.
■ VERB
sever
▪ Earl Seiguard, following tradition, severed the head, tied the bloody object to his saddle, and leapt aboard.
▪ The ruling Kuomintang is desperately in need of reform, including rooting out blatant corruption and severing gangland ties.
PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
can do sth with one hand (tied) behind your back
diplomatic relations/ties
▪ A large part of his wealth is in a country with which Britain does not have diplomatic relations.
▪ Bonn has not cut official diplomatic relations with Baghdad but it withdrew all diplomatic personnel long ago.
▪ Kostunica has said that he accepts the Dayton borders, and wishes to establish diplomatic relations with Bosnia.
▪ Stories, however, have circulated that the Bush administration may be more open than was President Clinton to resuming diplomatic relations.
▪ That cooperation was crucial for the Clinton administration to win congressional support to lift a wartime trade embargo and normalize diplomatic relations.
fit to be tied
▪ I was absolutely fit to be tied when I found out who got the promotion.
▪ He was fit to be tied.
sb's hands are tied
▪ I'd like to help you, but you missed the deadline. I'm afraid my hands are tied.
▪ The company's hands are tied because of government regulations.
▪ We'd really like to help you, but I'm afraid our hands are tied.
▪ Bankers argue that their hands are tied by the Fed.
the old school tie
the old school tie
tie/bind sb hand and foot
▪ We're bound hand and foot by all these safety regulations.
▪ Then, before she realised what was happening, he fastened her in the double stirrups, binding her hands and feet.
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ At school camp they taught us how to tie various knots.
▪ Daddy, can you tie my shoe?
▪ Do you know how to tie a bow tie?
▪ Don't forget to tie this label onto your suitcase.
▪ Her horse was tied to a tree.
▪ I won the first competition and tied with Wilson in the second.
▪ If the rope is too short, tie two pieces together.
▪ Pull both ends tight, tie the tapes, then inflate the life jacket.
▪ Quickly tying a knot in his tie, John finished dressing and went to work.
▪ Saul tied one end of the rope around a large rock and lowered himself over the cliff.
▪ She tied a scarf around her neck.
▪ The kidnappers had tied his hands together and blindfolded him.
▪ The package had been tied with strong green string.
▪ The terrorists tied the hostages to their chairs.
▪ The two teams are tied with two games a piece.
▪ The washing line was tied to a tree.
▪ When the teacher stood up, he found that his shoes had been tied together.
▪ Woosnam and Lyle tied for fourth place on 264.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ He was carrying four thick brown cardboard accordion folios tied with faded red ribbons.
▪ In the middle of the room was a figure tied to a post.
▪ Miss Sadie had given him a very large package tied with a red bow.
▪ That measure is now tied up in litigation.
▪ This is the extent to which women's moral perceptions are tied to the aesthetic.
▪ Weights can be tied to the scaffolds to pull the branches down to create these angles.
II.noun
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ ADJECTIVE
black
▪ The referee patrols the bandaged ropes, dapper in his black bow tie.
▪ Mr Alsop generally wore a velvet smoking jacket to dinner; the young men wore black tie.
▪ Hal was thin, his long black tie didn't help him look any plumper but he didn't want to.
▪ Dressed in a smart, grey suit and black tie, the former Beatle looked very happy.
▪ Georges is a stuffy individual who dresses in black tie just to watch Don Giovanni on television.
▪ In sombre silence, wearing black ties, the Calvinist elders walk between the unusually-full pews.
▪ Incidents such as this one were commonly reported by military intelligence as evidence of black ties with radical groups.
close
▪ He also favoured the closest possible ties between those who were taxed and those who were doing the taxing.
▪ The neo-communists are committed, he has repeatedly declared, to the closest possible ties to the West.
▪ The piece was purchased from the private collection of Ruth Blumka, a New York dealer with close ties to the museum.
▪ Some freeholders were just as keen as was the average burgh councillor to retain close ties with the government ministers.
▪ During the first quarter of the fourteenth century, the Armagnacs also benefited from their close ties with the Avignon papacy.
dark
▪ Gilfoyle sat in the dock dressed in a white shirt, dark blue tie, and grey cardigan.
▪ The players wore short-sleeve white shirts, long white pants and dark bow ties, with baseball caps and white sneakers.
▪ Martin Landau dressed as another monarch in a dark suit and tie.
▪ Citizen Oswald came to town wearing his dark tie, cashmere sweater and gray flannel suit.
▪ He was wearing a dark suit and tie when we met.
▪ Then, before the next shack, a group of men in beige suits and dark ties.
diplomatic
▪ It was hoped to open the border and renew diplomatic ties by the end of 1991.
▪ Fifthly, non-#diplomatic personnel are increasingly either having diplomatic influence or being involved in activity affecting diplomatic ties.
economic
▪ In terms of this goal, domestic macro-#economic priori-ties loom large.
▪ This, together with closer economic ties with the West, added to the Empire's leverage in international affairs.
emotional
▪ One of the most significant recommendations in early recovery is that close emotional ties should be avoided.
▪ So too are domestic matters and emotional ties.
▪ For the Hazaras, who have strong emotional ties to their history, the outrage was perceived as yet another irreparable wound.
▪ Sensual love is distinguishable from identification as a means of establishing emotional ties between two people.
▪ This type of object-cathexis, based on sexuality, is not the only kind of emotional tie which is found.
old
▪ Charles Harvey, on the other hand, was tall, six foot, and he was wearing an Old Carthusian tie.
▪ He wore the elegantly cut suit over a white shirt and an old Etonian tie.
▪ He was still wearing his Old Carthusian tie.
▪ The old ties of obligation were replaced by pursuit of self-interest and the pursuit of capital accumulation.
▪ He comes across as being vaguely aristocratic, patrician, old school tie.
personal
▪ This involves personal ties between those in elite positions in society.
political
▪ This is one of the dangers of its strong political ties to one party and one politician in particular.
▪ The co-ops have longstanding political ties to the Liberal Democratic Party, which dominates the government.
▪ Both sides agreed to strengthen political ties with regular consultations at foreign minister level.
▪ After leaving Congress he established his own private law practice, but did not cut his political ties.
round
▪ They take a three nil lead to Swansea for the second leg of their first round tie.
▪ The 20-year-old arrives tomorrow and should have his debut in the League Cup second round tie at home to Monaghan.
▪ Dinamo won the first leg of the preliminary round tie 2-1.
social
▪ The deprivation of family and social ties seem most acute although loss of liberty is also acutely felt.
▪ Though geographical mobility is possible, to move means severing all the social ties which the miner has built up.
▪ It also reinforces social ties and village traditions for the young.
strong
▪ The army had strong ties with the agricultural population through the system of conscription.
▪ As with the peasantry, strong ties of loyalty and obligation tend to prevent the development of permanent horizontal links.
▪ Community colleges also tend to have stronger ties to businesses than do either high schools or four-year institutions.
▪ This is one of the dangers of its strong political ties to one party and one politician in particular.
▪ They have strong ties to institutions of higher learning.
▪ Most important of these is the existence of strong ties of family and friendship.
▪ Hofmann, especially, has strong ties to the East Bay, having lived his entire life there.
white
▪ Black over-tunics, with a fine white stripe, and black shirt with wide white ties.
▪ Behind her walked Jeeves, straight as a broom, clad in white tie and tails and carrying a silver tray.
▪ Both wore similar dark suits, white shirts and ties.
▪ I never saw him without a white shirt, tie, and conservative suit.
▪ Robert followed him, ponderous and thoughtful, his white tie limp from over-handling.
▪ Not for the stuffy - white collars and ties are irrelevant and the atmosphere could be described as flamboyantly casual.
▪ Blue and white spotted silk tie, £19.50, Thomas Pink, Mulberry belt, as before.
▪ The General wore white tie and tails that accentuated his normal elegance.
■ NOUN
bow
▪ Medallion silk waistcoat and bow tie from Oxford and Swan, perfect for your groom or best man.
▪ The players wore short-sleeve white shirts, long white pants and dark bow ties, with baseball caps and white sneakers.
▪ Beer is dispensed by a man with a bow tie.
▪ It was the bow ties that made Raymo happy.
▪ I tried to interest him in bow ties.
▪ That night, another of my presents was a bow tie.
▪ He was naked except for a bow tie - a nice touch, that.
▪ I was wearing a blouse with a long string bow tie.
break
▪ In the tie break, Miss Cross offered more consistency and ran away with it, 7-3.
cup
▪ United lit the fuse for a quality cup tie by giving everything they had against the big boys from the premier league.
▪ But this Cup tie is a tremendous opportunity for us.
▪ The Cup tie will be different.
▪ And penalties to decide cup ties have also been abolished.
▪ Batley and Sheffield Eagles received a severe reprimand yesterday for the fighting which took place during their first-round Yorkshire Cup tie.
▪ The blonde midfield ace scored two quickfire goals in a minute to rescue this opening Gold Cup tie for the Blues.
family
▪ Literary fragments-fossil speech-and some daring guesses about the rate of change reveal the family ties.
▪ As happens some-times at funerals, there had been a reestablishment of family ties.
▪ Although the family ties were not very close, we have always been very friendly and spent quite a lot of time together.
▪ Rather, it measures the respondents' estimates of the effects on family ties of marriage across political party lines.
home
▪ Sefton hit the cup trail tomorrow with a home tie against Metrovick in the Provincial Trophy third round.
school
▪ The starter pack included a free school tie, stationery set and complimentary sports insurance.
▪ He comes across as being vaguely aristocratic, patrician, old school tie.
silk
▪ He wore a charcoal-grey business suit, with a pristine white shirt and maroon silk tie.
▪ Cotton shirt, £39.50, Thomas Pink. Silk tie, £55, Gucci.
▪ She could still feel, from fingertip to elbow, the textures of cotton shirt, silk tie and tweed jacket.
▪ The Mark Hateley of suit and silk tie is a polar opposite to the Mark Hateley of shorts and bootlaces.
▪ She selected a £225 grey-green wool suit, £23 shirt and £20 silk tie.
▪ Diagonal striped silk tie, £49, Alfred Dunhill.
■ VERB
cut
▪ After leaving Congress he established his own private law practice, but did not cut his political ties.
▪ Lewie took out a pair of scissors and with this big smile on his face cut off my tie.
develop
▪ In some cases friendships developed alongside business ties.
▪ We view skin-to-skin care as a major advance in helping parents develop a closer tie to their infant.
end
▪ The match had ended in a tie.
▪ But the vote ended in a tie, so we had to have a tie-breaker.
▪ A course of antibiotics enabled him to continue and he ended up in a tie for second place alongside Jose Maria Olazabal.
▪ The second 1961 game ended in a tie when rain halted play after five innings with the scored 1-1 at Fenway Park.
knot
▪ The hurt never left the depth of his eyes and each day of his life he knotted a black tie.
loosen
▪ He had loosened his tie and undone the top button of his shirt.
▪ Then taking off his tunic and loosening his tie, he picked up the telephone.
▪ He loosened his tie with his free hand.
▪ Her hand was loosening his tie, his was sliding up the tingling curve of her thigh.
▪ Omar said, loosening his tie.
▪ They loosen their ties and slouch against the wall with hands in pockets in manufactured nonchalance.
▪ The Chancellor had loosened his tie and was breathing heavily.
maintain
▪ He also vowed to maintain ties with the United States while continuing to improve relations with the Soviet Union.
▪ Are the reasons still valid, or am I maintaining a merely sentimental tie?
▪ To some, it seemed odd that he was able to maintain those ties.
▪ Respect yourself. Maintain strong family ties.
▪ They maintain their ties with blacks and Hispanics.
sever
▪ Emily had taken her revenge swiftly, severing the ties that had long been between the Grenfells and the Morgans.
▪ Some 35 members voted to sever ties with the churches.
▪ Though geographical mobility is possible, to move means severing all the social ties which the miner has built up.
▪ The spokesman said no one called the Kings on Wednesday morning to sever ties with the team.
▪ You certainly appear to have reached a major turning point in your career and must now think about severing unprofitable ties.
▪ They planned to start by severing ties with the thrift industry.
▪ For what better way to sever an unwanted tie than by disappearing off on business for a couple of weeks?
▪ Louis Blues, they severed all ties with popular culture.
straighten
▪ We put on our képis, straightened our ties, pulled our fingers into regulation gloves and set off for the guardhouse.
▪ Li stands, straightens his tie, formally shakes my hand, and moves purposefully down the hallway.
▪ I stuffed my shirt tail back into my trousers and tried to straighten my tie.
▪ The rest of the attorneys straightened their ties, leaned their heads in their hands.
▪ Ali Christie was straightening his tie as he reached the bottom of the stairs.
▪ Manville paused to straighten his tie before stepping through.
▪ I straightened my tie and guided my hair back with my hands.
▪ Uncle Philip, huge and sombre, came on to the stage, straightening his bow tie, which was askew.
strengthen
▪ A wide variety of valuable lessons is learned at such times when the pupils strengthen their ties with the School Community.
▪ The Catholic Church is actively promoting the celebrations as a way to strengthen family and community ties and distract kids from gangs.
▪ Only in a prosperous and well-governed Britain can we strengthen the ties of our community.
▪ They strengthen the ties between students and potential employers.
▪ Both sides agreed to strengthen political ties with regular consultations at foreign minister level.
▪ When all goes well during this time, a gradual strengthening of ties between parent and infant occurs.
▪ The Pittsburgh-based Westinghouse is sharply reducing its longstanding role as a military contractor in order to strengthen ties to the entertainment industry.
▪ Forbes also is strengthening his ties to Republicans in Congress, even as he continues to play the outsider.
wear
▪ Why can female staff in Canterbury wear casual clothes but the men have to wear shirts and ties?
▪ Citizen Oswald came to town wearing his dark tie, cashmere sweater and gray flannel suit.
▪ But today, wearing the right tie often means wearing the right label.
▪ I wore a tie to work.
▪ Fortunately Newley had been wearing a tie and belt.
▪ Everyone wears a suit and tie to the table.
▪ Morpurgo must have been wearing the same tie the day she came to Tyler's Hard.
▪ Many of the men wore no ties.
PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
be bagged and zip-tied
break a link/tie/connection
▪ Mr Eastwood argues it would break ties with local communities.
▪ Personnel changes confirmed the new liberalism in the Soviet Union and the attempt to break links with past behaviour.
diplomatic relations/ties
▪ A large part of his wealth is in a country with which Britain does not have diplomatic relations.
▪ Bonn has not cut official diplomatic relations with Baghdad but it withdrew all diplomatic personnel long ago.
▪ Kostunica has said that he accepts the Dayton borders, and wishes to establish diplomatic relations with Bosnia.
▪ Stories, however, have circulated that the Bush administration may be more open than was President Clinton to resuming diplomatic relations.
▪ That cooperation was crucial for the Clinton administration to win congressional support to lift a wartime trade embargo and normalize diplomatic relations.
fit to be tied
▪ I was absolutely fit to be tied when I found out who got the promotion.
▪ He was fit to be tied.
the old school tie
the old school tie
tie/bind sb hand and foot
▪ We're bound hand and foot by all these safety regulations.
▪ Then, before she realised what was happening, he fastened her in the double stirrups, binding her hands and feet.
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ If there is a tie
▪ The second game was very exciting, but it ended in a tie.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ Edward undid his tie, but for the life of him he could not take his eyes off her.
▪ Even without the Guards tie, his dress and manner made it obvious that he was a Brit.
▪ Family ties extended to the making of several of the films at Toronto.
▪ Sig and Feels had their jackets off and ties loosened.
▪ To some, it seemed odd that he was able to maintain those ties.
▪ Why can female staff in Canterbury wear casual clothes but the men have to wear shirts and ties?
Wikipedia

TiE

The Indus Entrepreneurs, commonly known as TiE, is a not-for-profit network of entrepreneurs. The organization consists of 61 chapters in 18 countries around the world.

Tie (draw)

To draw or tie is to finish a competition with identical or inconclusive results. Draw is usually used in the United Kingdom, Ireland and the Commonwealth of Nations (except in Canada) and it is usually used for sports such as association football and Australian rules football. In cricket, a draw and a tie are two different things.

Ties or draws are possible in some, but not all, sports and games. Such an outcome, sometimes referred to as deadlock, can occur in politics, business, and wherever there are different factions regarding an issue.

Tie (music)

In music notation, a tie is a curved line connecting the heads of two notes of the same pitch and name, indicating that they are to be played as a single note with a duration equal to the sum of the individual notes' values. A tie is similar in appearance to a slur, however slurs join notes of different pitches which need to be played independently, but seamlessly.

The tie shown at right (in blue) connects a quarter note (crotchet) to a sixteenth note (semiquaver), creating a note 5/4 as long as a quarter note, or five times as long as a sixteenth note—there is no single note value to express this duration. However, in some cases one might tie two notes that could be written with a single note value, such as a quarter note tied to an eighth note (the same length as a dotted quarter). This might be because:

  • A barline is between the notes
  • The second note begins a metric grouping, falling on a stressed beat of the meter. This change in notation (choosing the tie rather than the longer note value) does not affect performance, but it makes the music easier to read. Sometimes it can be used to make it clear that it has the appropriate rhythm. For example, a 6/4 measure with three 2-beat notes would have a half note on each side but 2 tied quarter notes in the middle; a 3/2 measure with three 1-beat notes would have all half notes.

Several notes in succession can be tied together. Such a succession can also be part of a larger, slurred phrase, in which case, ties and slurs must be used simultaneously and distinguishably.

Category:Articulations

Tie (engineering)

A tie, strap, tie rod, eyebar, guy-wire, suspension cables, or wire ropes, are an examples of linear structural components designed to resist tension. It is the opposite of a strut or column, which is designed to resist compression. Ties may be made of any tension resisting material.

Tie (information technology)

A tie is a concept to bind a class skeleton to an implementing class. With this approach the class which should be invoked by a remote call, can be derived from a non-remoting class. Usually a tie class is used in middleware systems, to perform delegation from the skeleton to an implementing class.

Tie (typography)

The tie is a symbol in the shape of an arc similar to a large breve, used in Greek, phonetic alphabets, and Z notation. It can be used between two characters with spacing as punctuation, or non-spacing as a diacritic. It can be above or below, and reversed. Its forms are called tie, double breve, enotikon or papyrological hyphen, ligature tie, and undertie.

Tie (cavity wall)

The tie in a cavity wall is used to tie the internal and external walls (or leaves) constructed of bricks or cementatious blocks together. It is placed in the cavity wall during construction and spans the cavity. The ends of the tie are designed to lock into the cement. Also incorporated into the design of the tie is means of preventing water transfer from the outer to the inner leaves. In flat ties this can be a twist. In wire ties this can be corrugations formed in the wire or again a twist.

Cavity walls often have insulation in the cavity which may either partially or fully fill the cavity. Partial fill insulation systems require specialized ties or clips to keep the insulation in position. A vapour barrier may be necessary on the inner wall to prevent interstitial condensation. This is often incorporated into the cavity wall insulation system. The spacing of ties is laid down in building regulations, though there may be variations with specialised blocks. Additional ties are used around window and door openings

Improper installation may lead to water damage or fungus formation within the cavity, leading to structural and health hazards.

Ties are exposed to water and chemical attack from cement. They were traditionally made of galvanized steel, the fishtail tie being the most common. On high quality work ties were occasionally made of bronze. In the mid-twentieth century wire ties were widely used, again made from galvanised steel wire. As time has passed many galvanised steel ties have deteriorated due to moisture in the outer leaf of brickwork. The corrosion may force apart the cement joints and even result in the collapse of walls if no remedial action is taken. Any cracks appearing in cavity walls dating from the twentieth century need to be investigated before irremediable damage ensues. Horizontal cracking is especially suspect. Failed ties have to be isolated and substitute specialist ties installed by drilling through inner and outer leaves from outside the building. The replacement ties may be fixed mechanically or with special adhesives.

Galvanised steel ties are no longer in use for this reason. For a brief period, plastic ties were used but were not satisfactory. Modern practice is to use stainless steel ties.

Cavity walls were traditionally spaced 2"(50mm) apart. Due to the need for thicker insulation in exterior walls these days, a range of longer ties are now available so than cavities of up to 6"(150mm) can be constructed.

The Collaborative International Dictionary

Tie

Tie \Tie\, n.; pl. Ties. [AS. t[=e]ge, t?ge, t[=i]ge.

  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.

Tie

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 drag.]

  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. 20,21.

  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 confine.

    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 with. To ride and tie. See under Ride. To tie down.

    1. To fasten so as to prevent from rising.

    2. To restrain; to confine; to hinder from action.

      To tie up, to confine; to restrain; to hinder from motion or action.

Tie

Tie \Tie\, v. i. To make a tie; to make an equal score.

Wiktionary

tie

Etymology 1 n. 1 A knot; a fastening. 2 A knot of hair, as at the back of a wig. 3 A necktie (item of clothing consisting of a strip of cloth tied around the neck). See also bow tie, black tie. 4 The situation in which two or more participants in a competition are placed equally. 5 A twist tie, a piece of wire embedded in paper, strip of plastic with ratchets, or similar object which is wound around something and tightened. 6 A strong connection between people or groups of people; a bond. 7 (context construction English) A structural member firmly holding two pieces together. 8 (context rail transport US English) A horizontal wooden or concrete structural member that supports and ties together rails. 9 (context cricket English) The situation at the end of all innings of a match where both sides have the same total of runs (different to a draw). 10 (context sports British English) A meeting between two players or teams in a competition. 11 (context music English) 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 (not to be confused with a slur). 12 (context statistics English) One or more equal values or sets of equal values in the data set. 13 (context surveying English) A bearing and distance between a lot corner or point and a benchmark or iron off site. 14 (context graph theory English) connection between two vertices. Etymology 2

vb. 1 (context transitive English) To twist (a string, rope, or the like) around itself securely. 2 (context transitive English) To form (a knot or the like) in a string or the like. 3 (context transitive English) To attach or fasten (one thing to another) by string or the like. 4 (context transitive English) To secure (something) by string or the like. 5 (context transitive or intransitive English) To have the same score or position as another in a competition or ordering. 6 (context US transitive English) To have the same score or position as (another) in a competition or ordering. 7 (context music English) To unite (musical notes) with a line or slur in the notation.

WordNet

tie

  1. n. neckwear consisting of 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 finish of a contest in which the score is tied and the winner is undecided; "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. equality of score in a contest

  7. (music) a slur over two notes of the same pitch; indicates that the note is to be sustained for their combined time value

  8. 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]

  9. a cord (or string or ribbon or wire etc.) with which something is tied; "he needed a tie for the packages"

  10. [also: tying]

tie

  1. v. 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, link up] [ant: disconnect]

  5. form a knot or bow in; "tie a necktie"

  6. create social or emotional ties; "The grandparents want to bond with the child" [syn: bind, attach, bond]

  7. perform a marriage ceremony; "The minister married us on Saturday"; "We were wed the following week"; "The couple got spliced on Hawaii" [syn: marry, wed, splice]

  8. make by tying pieces together; "The fishermen tied their flies"

  9. unite musical notes by a tie

  10. [also: tying]

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

tie

Old English teag, "cord, band, thong, fetter," literally "that with which anything is tied," from Proto-Germanic *taugo (cognates: Old Norse taug "tie," tygill "string"), from PIE *deuk- "to pull, to lead" (cognates: Old English teon "to draw, pull, drag;" see duke (n.)).\n

\nFigurative sense is recorded from 1550s. Sense of "cravat, necktie" (usually a simple one knotted in front) first recorded 1761. The railway sense of "cross-beam between and beneath rails to keep them in place" is from 1857, American English. Meaning "equality between competitors" is first found 1670s, from notion of a connecting link. Tie-breaker is recorded from 1938.

tie

Old English tigan, tiegan "to tie, bind, join, connect," from the source of tie (n.). Meaning "to finish equal to a competitor" is from 1888. Related: Tied; tying. To tie the knot in the figurative sense "form a union" is from 1707. Tie one on "get drunk" is recorded from 1944.

Usage examples of "tie".

Gagged, tied and hanging naked by her ankles, Lynda Gough was abused sexually by both Frederick and Rosemary West.

On the abutment towers the chains are connected by horizontal links, carried on rockers, to anchor ties.

Each chain over a shore span consists of two segments, the longer attached to the tie at the top of the river tower, the shorter to the link at the top of the abutment tower, and the two jointed together at the lowest point.

Clean and trim a large striped bass, cut two incisions across the back, tie in a circle, and boil slowly in salted and acidulated water for forty minutes.

Giving up, she tied Acorn to the back, retrieved the offside ribbon, then climbed into the phaeton.

While the acousticians usually came to work in jackets and ties, the atmosphere on the computer side was decidedly more relaxed.

The beauty of this advertisement comes from many elementsfirst, the association with an Italian icon, and second, the brilliant execution that ties so wonderfully to the concept of two kinds of sauce.

This ties the advertising to editorial in a way that grants the message more exposure and greater depth of credibility.

Wickenburg tied off the cord and cut it, then quickly cleaned the baby and gave her to Rafe to hold while the afterbirth came and she took care of Annie.

Kung-fu and Aikido were tied for first place, each with a wonlost record of 1-0.

Judo was in a three way tie for second with Kung-fu and Aikido, all 2-1.

With few wasted motions, Ake tied Ray to his line and then began towing him back toward the hatch.

He felt sick at the sight of the dry bloodstains on the floor, but there was a certain poetic justice to be found: also on the floor were the same bungi cords that Marks and Akers had used to tie him up.

The beauty of the system was directly tied to its physics and, for Claude, more importantly, its algorithmic language.

Malvin had tried to ease Alker out of a business in which he had tied up some fifty thousand dollars, and expected to add more.