Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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.
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.
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.
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.
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\, n.; pl. Ties. [AS. t[=e]ge, t?ge, t[=i]ge.
A knot; a fastening.
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.
A knot of hair, as at the back of a wig.
An equality in numbers, as of votes, scores, etc., which prevents either party from being victorious; equality in any contest, as a race.
(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.
(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.
pl. Low shoes fastened with lacings.
Bale tie, a fastening for the ends of a hoop for a bale.
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.]
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.
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.''
To unite firmly; to fasten; to hold.
In bond of virtuous love together tied.
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.
(Mus.) To unite, as notes, by a cross line, or by a curved line, or slur, drawn over or under them.
To make an equal score with, in a contest; to be even with. To ride and tie. See under Ride. To tie down.
To fasten so as to prevent from rising.
To restrain; to confine; to hinder from action.
To tie up, to confine; to restrain; to hinder from motion or action.
Tie \Tie\, v. i. To make a tie; to make an equal score.
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.
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]
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]
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]
equality of score in a contest
(music) a slur over two notes of the same pitch; indicates that the note is to be sustained for their combined time value
a cord (or string or ribbon or wire etc.) with which something is tied; "he needed a tie for the packages"
finish a game with an equal number of points, goals, etc.; "The teams drew a tie" [syn: draw]
limit or restrict to; "I am tied to UNIX"; "These big jets are tied to large airports"
form a knot or bow in; "tie a necktie"
make by tying pieces together; "The fishermen tied their flies"
unite musical notes by a tie
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
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.
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.