Synonyms for (noun) tie

Synonyms: link, linkup, tie, tie-in

Definition: a fastener that serves to join or connect

Usage: the walls are held together with metal links placed in the wet mortar during construction

Similar words: fastener, fastening, fixing, holdfast

Definition: restraint that attaches to something or holds something in place


Synonyms: necktie, tie

Definition: neckwear consisting of a long narrow piece of material worn (mostly by men) under a collar and tied in knot at the front

Usage: he stood in front of the mirror tightening his necktie; he wore a vest and tie

Similar words: neckwear

Definition: articles of clothing worn about the neck


Synonyms: tie

Definition: a cord (or string or ribbon or wire etc.) with which something is tied

Usage: he needed a tie for the packages

Similar words: cord

Definition: a line made of twisted fibers or threads

Usage: the bundle was tied with a cord


Synonyms: tie, tie beam

Definition: a horizontal beam used to prevent two other structural members from spreading apart or separating

Usage: he nailed the rafters together with a tie beam

Similar words: beam

Definition: long thick piece of wood or metal or concrete, etc., used in construction


Synonyms: tie, railroad tie, sleeper, crosstie

Definition: one of the cross braces that support the rails on a railway track

Usage: the British call a railroad tie a sleeper

Similar words: brace, bracing

Definition: a structural member used to stiffen a framework


Synonyms: tie

Definition: (music) a slur over two notes of the same pitch; indicates that the note is to be sustained for their combined time value

Similar words: slur

Definition: (music) a curved line spanning notes that are to be played legato


Synonyms: draw, tie, standoff

Definition: the finish of a contest in which the score is tied and the winner is undecided

Usage: the game ended in a draw; their record was 3 wins, 6 losses and a tie

Similar words: finish

Definition: designated event that concludes a contest (especially a race)

Usage: excitement grew as the finish neared; my horse was several lengths behind at the finish; the winner is the team with the most points at the finish


Synonyms: association, affiliation, tie, tie-up

Definition: a social or business relationship

Usage: a valuable financial affiliation; he was sorry he had to sever his ties with other members of the team; many close associations with England

Similar words: relationship

Definition: a state involving mutual dealings between people or parties or countries


Synonyms: tie

Definition: equality of score in a contest

Similar words: equality, equation, equivalence, par

Definition: a state of being essentially equal or equivalent; equally balanced

Usage: on a par with the best

Synonyms for (verb) tie

Synonyms: tie

Definition: form a knot or bow in

Usage: tie a necktie

Similar words: shape, form

Definition: give shape or form to

Usage: shape the dough; form the young child's character


Synonyms: tie

Definition: limit or restrict to

Usage: I am tied to UNIX; These big jets are tied to large airports

Similar words: restrain, restrict, confine, bound, limit, trammel, throttle

Definition: place limits on (extent or access)

Usage: restrict the use of this parking lot; limit the time you can spend with your friends


Synonyms: tie, draw

Definition: finish a game with an equal number of points, goals, etc.

Usage: The teams drew a tie

Similar words: equal, equalise, equalize, equate, match

Definition: make equal, uniform, corresponding, or matching

Usage: let's equalize the duties among all employees in this office; The company matched the discount policy of its competitors


Synonyms: tie, bind

Definition: fasten or secure with a rope, string, or cord

Usage: They tied their victim to the chair

Similar words: fix, fasten, secure

Definition: cause to be firmly attached

Usage: fasten the lock onto the door; she fixed her gaze on the man


Synonyms: tie

Definition: unite musical notes by a tie

Similar words: tie, link, link up, connect

Definition: connect, fasten, or put together two or more pieces

Usage: Can you connect the two loudspeakers?; Tie the ropes together; Link arms


Synonyms: tie

Definition: make by tying pieces together

Usage: The fishermen tied their flies

Similar words: forge, fashion

Definition: make out of components (often in an improvising manner)

Usage: She fashioned a tent out of a sheet and a few sticks


Synonyms: wed, splice, tie, marry

Definition: perform a marriage ceremony

Usage: The minister married us on Saturday; We were wed the following week; The couple got spliced on Hawaii

Similar words: officiate

Definition: act in an official capacity in a ceremony or religious ritual, such as a wedding

Usage: Who officiated at your wedding?


Synonyms: bond, tie, bind, attach

Definition: create social or emotional ties

Usage: The grandparents want to bond with the child

Similar words: relate

Definition: have or establish a relationship to

Usage: She relates well to her peers