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Tie

English

A tie in the musical sense.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ta?/
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  • Rhymes: -a?
  • Homophones: Thai, Ty

Etymology 1

From Middle English tei, teie, from Old English t?ag, t?ah, from Proto-Germanic *taug?, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *dewk-. Compare Danish tov, Icelandic taug.

Noun

tie (plural ties)

  1. A knot; a fastening.
  2. A knot of hair, as at the back of a wig.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Young to this entry?)
  3. A necktie (item of clothing consisting of a strip of cloth tied around the neck). See also bow tie, black tie.
    Synonym: necktie
  4. The situation in which two or more participants in a competition are placed equally.
    Synonym: draw
    It's two outs in the bottom of the ninth, tie score.
  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.
    Synonym: bond
    the sacred ties of friendship or of duty
    the ties of allegiance
    • (Can we date this quote by Young and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      No distance breaks the tie of blood.
    • 2004, Peter Bondanella, Hollywood Italians: Dagos, Palookas, Romeos, Wise Guys, and Sopranos, chapter 4, 231-232:
      The film ends with the colorful deaths of Nico's enemies after he thwarts their attempts to assassinate a U.S. Senator investigating ties between drug dealers and the CIA.
  7. (construction) A structural member firmly holding two pieces together.
    Ties work to maintain structural integrity in windstorms and earthquakes.
  8. (rail transport, US) A horizontal wooden or concrete structural member that supports and ties together rails.
    Synonym: sleeper (British)
  9. (cricket) The situation at the end of all innings of a match where both sides have the same total of runs (different from a draw).
  10. (sports, Britain) A meeting between two players or teams in a competition.
    The FA Cup third round tie between Liverpool and Cardiff was their first meeting in the competition since 1957.
  11. (music) 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.
    Coordinate term: slur
  12. (statistics) One or more equal values or sets of equal values in the data set.
  13. (surveying) A bearing and distance between a lot corner or point and a benchmark or iron off site.
  14. (graph theory) A connection between two vertices.
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Etymology 2

From Middle English teien, tei?en, from Old English tan, t?e?an, from Proto-Germanic *taugijan?, from Proto-Indo-European *dewk- ("to tug, draw"). Cognate with Icelandic teygja.

Verb

tie (third-person singular simple present ties, present participle tying, simple past and past participle tied)

  1. (transitive) To twist (a string, rope, or the like) around itself securely.
    Tie this rope in a knot for me, please.
    Tie the rope to this tree.
  2. (transitive) To form (a knot or the like) in a string or the like.
    Tie a knot in this rope for me, please.
  3. (transitive) To attach or fasten (one thing to another) by string or the like.
    Tie him to the tree.
    • (Can we date this quote by Fairfax and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      In bond of virtuous love together tied.
  4. (transitive) To secure (something) by string or the like.
    Tie your shoes.
    • (Can we date this quote by Dryden and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      Not tied to rules of policy, you find / Revenge less sweet than a forgiving mind.
  5. (transitive or intransitive) To have the same score or position as another in a competition or ordering.
    They tied for third place.
    They tied the game.
  6. (US, transitive) To have the same score or position as (another) in a competition or ordering.
    He tied me for third place.
  7. (music) To unite (musical notes) with a line or slur in the notation.
  8. (US, dated, colloquial) To believe; to credit.
    • 1929, Collier's (volume 84, page 56)
      [...] It seems they have sort of betrothal teas -- can you tie it?"
      "Heavens!" said Mary [...]
    • 1940, Woman's Home Companion (volume 67, issues 1-4, page 134)
      As the door slammed Pete turned to Hally, fuming. "Can you tie that? A little twopenny cold frightening him off."
  9. (programming, transitive) In the Perl programming language, to extend (a variable) so that standard operations performed upon it invoke custom functionality instead.
    • 2000, Larry Wall, ?Tom Christiansen, ?Jon Orwant, Programming Perl: 3rd Edition (page 814)
      So, a class for tying a hash to an ISAM implementation might provide an extra method to traverse a set of keys sequentially (the "S" of ISAM), since your typical DBM implementation can't do that.
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References

  • tie in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911

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Danish

Etymology

From Old Norse þegja (whence Icelandic þegja). Akin to Gothic (þahan), Latin tace?, Old High German dagen.

Verb

tie (imperative ti, present tier, past tiede or tav, past participle tiet)

  1. be silent, fall silent

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Esperanto

Etymology

From ti- (demonstrative correlative prefix) +‎ -e (correlative suffix of location).

Pronunciation

Adverb

tie (accusative tien)

  1. there (demonstrative correlative of location)
    Iun nokton li havis strangan son?on. Vo?o diris al li: --Iru al Amsterdamo kaj tie sur la Papen-ponto vi trovos trezoron.
    One night he had a strange dream. A voice told him: "Go to Amsterdam and there over the Papen-bridge you will find a treasure.

Usage notes

When combined with ?i, the adverbial particle of proximity, tie ?i means here.

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Finnish

Etymology

From Proto-Finnic *tee, from Proto-Finno-Permic *teje.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /'tie?/, ['t?ie]
  • Rhymes: -ie
  • Hyphenation: tie

Noun

tie

  1. way (by which to go/walk/move)
  2. road
  3. avenue
  4. path

Declension

Inflection of tie (Kotus type 19/suo, no gradation)
nominative tie tiet
genitive tien teiden
teitten
partitive tietä teitä
illative tiehen teihin
singular plural
nominative tie tiet
accusative nom. tie tiet
gen. tien
genitive tien teiden
teitten
partitive tietä teitä
inessive tiessä teissä
elative tiestä teistä
illative tiehen teihin
adessive tiellä teillä
ablative tieltä teiltä
allative tielle teille
essive tienä teinä
translative tieksi teiksi
instructive tein
abessive tiettä teittä
comitative teineen
Possessive forms of tie (type suo)
possessor singular plural
1st person tieni tiemme
2nd person tiesi tienne
3rd person tiensä

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Karelian

Etymology

From Proto-Finnic *tee, possibly from Proto-Uralic *teje.

Noun

tie (genitive tien, partitive tiedy)

  1. way
  2. road

Latvian

Pronoun

tie

  1. those; nominative plural masculine form of tas

Ludian

Etymology

From Proto-Finnic *tee.

Noun

tie

  1. way

Mandarin

Romanization

tie

  1. Nonstandard spelling of ti?.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of tié.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of ti?.
  4. Nonstandard spelling of tiè.

Usage notes

  • English transcriptions of Mandarin speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Mandarin language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.

Norwegian Bokmål

Etymology

From Old Norse þegja.

Pronunciation

Verb

tie (present tense tier, simple past tidde or tiet, past participle tidd or tiet)

  1. to become quiet, stop talking
    Han tidde plutselig. - He suddenly became quiet.
  2. to be quiet
    Hun tidde mens hun arbeidet. - She was quiet while she worked.

See also

References

  • "tie" in The Bokmål Dictionary.

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