Definition of tie

Scrabble & Words with friends points


  • tie is a valid Scrabble US word with a point value of 3
  • tie is a valid Scrabble UK word with a point value of 3
  • tie is a valid Words with friends word with a point value of 3

Definition of tie


  • a social or business relationship (noun)

    Examples

    1. he was sorry he had to sever his ties with other members of the team

    Synonyms

    1. affiliation
    2. association
    3. tie-up
  • a fastener that serves to join or connect (noun)

    Synonyms

    1. link
    2. linkup
    3. tie-in
  • finish a game with an equal number of points, goals, etc. (verb)

    Examples

    1. The teams drew a tie

    Synonyms

    1. draw
  • create social or emotional ties (verb)

    Synonyms

    1. attach
    2. bind
    3. bond
  • one of the cross braces that support the rails on a railway track (noun)

    Examples

    1. the British call a railroad tie a sleeper

    Synonyms

    1. crosstie
    2. railroad tie
    3. sleeper
  • a horizontal beam used to prevent two other structural members from spreading apart or separating (noun)

    Examples

    1. he nailed the rafters together with a tie beam

    Synonyms

    1. tie beam
  • fasten or secure with a rope, string, or cord (verb)

    Examples

    1. They tied their victim to the chair

    Synonyms

    1. bind
  • the finish of a contest in which the score is tied and the winner is undecided (noun)

    Examples

    1. their record was 3 wins, 6 losses and a tie

    Synonyms

    1. draw
    2. standoff
  • connect, fasten, or put together two or more pieces (verb)

    Synonyms

    1. connect
    2. link
    3. link up
  • neckwear consisting of a long narrow piece of material worn (mostly by men) under a collar and tied in knot at the front (noun)

    Examples

    1. he stood in front of the mirror tightening his necktie
    2. he wore a vest and tie

    Synonyms

    1. necktie
  • perform a marriage ceremony (verb)

    Synonyms

    1. marry
    2. splice
    3. wed
  • a cord (or string or ribbon or wire etc.) with which something is tied (noun)

    Examples

    1. he needed a tie for the packages
  • equality of score in a contest (noun)
  • form a knot or bow in (verb)

    Examples

    1. tie a necktie
  • limit or restrict to (verb)

    Examples

    1. I am tied to UNIX
    2. These big jets are tied to large airports
  • make by tying pieces together (verb)

    Examples

    1. The fishermen tied their flies
  • (music) a slur over two notes of the same pitch; indicates that the note is to be sustained for their combined time value (noun)
  • unite musical notes by a tie (verb)

See definition of tie in Merriam Webster

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