A tie in the musical sense.



  • A knot; a fastening.
  • A knot of hair, as at the back of a wig.
  • A necktie (item of clothing consisting of a strip of cloth tied around the neck). See also bow tie, black tie.
  • 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.
  • A strong connection between people or groups of people.
  • A structural member firmly holding two pieces together.
  • A horizontal wooden or concrete structural member that supports and ties together rails.
  • The situation in which two or more participants in a competition are placed equally.
  • The situation at the end of all innings of a match where both sides have the same total of runs (different from a draw).
  • An equalizer, a run, goal, point, etc which causes participants in a competition to be placed equally or have the same score(s).
  • A meeting between two players or teams in a competition.
  • 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.
  • One or more equal values or sets of equal values in the data set.
  • A bearing and distance between a lot corner or point and a benchmark or iron off site.
  • A connection between two vertices.
  • A tiewig.



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  • From Middle English tei, teie, from Old English tēag, tēah, from Proto-Germanic *taugō, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *dewk-. Compare Danish tov, Icelandic taug.
  • From Middle English teien, teiȝen, from Old English tīġan, tīeġan, from Proto-Germanic *taugijaną, from Proto-Indo-European *dewk-. Cognate with Icelandic teygja.

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