tie


tie
{{11}}tie (n.) "that with which anything is tied," O.E. teag, from P.Gmc. *taugo (Cf. O.N. taug "tie," tygill "string"), from PIE *deuk- "to pull, to lead" (Cf. O.E. teon "to draw, pull, drag;" see DUKE (Cf. duke) (n.)). Figurative sense is recorded from 1550s. Meaning "equality between competitors" is first found 1670s, from notion of a connecting link (tie-breaker is recorded from 1961). Sense of "necktie, cravat" first recorded 1761. The railway sense of "transverse sleeper" is from 1857, Amer.Eng.
{{12}}tie (v.) O.E. tigan, tiegan, from the source of TIE (Cf. tie) (n.). Related: Tied; tying. Tie-dye first attested 1904. Tie one on "get drunk" is recorded from 1951. In the noun sense of "connection," tie-in dates from 1934.

Etymology dictionary. 2014.

Synonyms:

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Tie — Les TIE (Double Moteur a Ions en français et Twin Ion Engine en anglais) sont une grande famille de vaisseaux et véhicules présents dans La Guerre des étoiles. Sommaire 1 Histoire 1.1 L’Empire Sith 1.2 La fin de l’Ancienne République …   Wikipédia en Français

  • TiE — (formerly The Indus Entrepreneurs ) is a global nonprofit dedicated to fostering entrepreneurship. TiE has 49 chapters in eleven countries, with a total membership exceeding 12,000. TiE is most closely affiliated with the South Asian business… …   Wikipedia

  • tie — [tī] vt. tied, tying or tieing [ME tien < OE tigan, tegan; akin to teag, a rope: for IE base see TOW1] 1. to fasten, attach, or bind together or to something else, as with string, cord, or rope made secure by knotting, etc. [to tie someone s… …   English World dictionary

  • Tie — may refer to: Necktie, a long piece of cloth worn around the neck or shoulders Tie (draw), a finish to a competition with identical results, particularly sports Tie (engineering), a strong component designed to keep two objects closely linked… …   Wikipedia

  • tie — [taɪ] verb tied PTandPP tying PRESPART tie up phrasal verb [transitive] 1. tie ↔ something up to use money for something so that it is not easily available to be used for anything else …   Financial and business terms

  • Tie — ist der ISO 639 3 Code der Niger Kongo Sprache Tingal der IATA Code des Flughafens von Tippi in Äthiopien die Abkürzung von Toy Industry of Europe, den Dachverband der europäischen Spielzeugindustrie die Abkürzung von The International… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • tie — [n1] fastening attachment, band, bandage, bond, brace, connection, cord, fastener, fetter, gag, hookup, joint, knot, ligament, ligature, link, network, nexus, outfit, rope, strap, string, tackle, tie in, tie up, yoke, zipper; concept 680 tie [n2] …   New thesaurus

  • tie up — tie [n1] fastening attachment, band, bandage, bond, brace, connection, cord, fastener, fetter, gag, hookup, joint, knot, ligament, ligature, link, network, nexus, outfit, rope, strap, string, tackle, tie in, tie up, yoke, zipper; concept 680 tie… …   New thesaurus

  • TIE — ist: der ISO 639 3 Code der Niger Kongo Sprache Tingal der IATA Code des Flughafens von Tippi in Äthiopien die Abkürzung von Toy Industry of Europe, den Dachverband der europäischen Spielzeugindustrie die Abkürzung von The International… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • tie-in — ˈtie in noun [countable] MARKETING 1. a product such as a record, book, or toy that is connected with a new film, TV show etc: • Many of the books in the bestseller lists are TV tie ins. 2. a way of Promoting (= attracting people s attention to)… …   Financial and business terms

  • Tie — Tie, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Tied}(Obs. {Tight}); p. pr. & vb. n. {Tying}.] [OE. ti?en, teyen, AS. t[=i]gan, ti[ e]gan, fr. te[ a]g, te[ a]h, a rope; akin to Icel. taug, and AS. te[ o]n to draw, to pull. See {Tug}, v. t., and cf. {Tow} to drag.] 1.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English