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Definition of tie:

  1. 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.
  2. A knot of hair, as at the back of a wig.
  3. A knot; a fastening.
  4. 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.
  5. An equality in numbers, as of votes, scores, etc., which prevents either party from being victorious; equality in any contest, as a race.
  6. Low shoes fastened with lacings.
  7. To fasten with a band or cord and knot; to bind.
  8. 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.
  9. To hold or constrain by authority or moral influence, as by knotted cords; to oblige; to constrain; to restrain; to confine.
  10. To make a tie; to make an equal score.
  11. To make an equal score with, in a contest; to be even with.
  12. To unite firmly; to fasten; to hold.
  13. To unite, as notes, by a cross line, or by a curved line, or slur, drawn over or under them.

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