(Tie), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Tied (Obs. Tight ); p. pr. & vb. n. Tying ] [OE. tien, teyen, AS. tigan,
tiégan, fr. teág, teáh, a rope; akin to Icel. taug, and AS. teón to draw, to pull. See Tug, v. t., and cf.
Tow to drag.]
1. To fasten with a band or cord and knot; to bind. "Tie the kine to the cart." 1 Sam. vi. 7.
My son, keep thy father's commandment, and forsake not the law of thy mother: bind them continually
upon thine heart, and tie them about thy neck.Prov. vi. 20,21.
2. To form, as a knot, by interlacing or complicating a cord; also, to interlace, or form a knot in; as, to tie
a cord to a tree; to knit; to knot. "We do not tie this knot with an intention to puzzle the argument." Bp.
3. To unite firmly; to fasten; to hold.
In bond of virtuous love together tied.Fairfax.
4. To hold or constrain by authority or moral influence, as by knotted cords; to oblige; to constrain; to restrain; to
Not tied to rules of policy, you findDryden.
Revenge less sweet than a forgiving mind.
5. (Mus.) To unite, as notes, by a cross line, or by a curved line, or slur, drawn over or under them.
6. To make an equal score with, in a contest; to be even with.
To ride and tie. See under Ride. To tie down. (a) To fasten so as to prevent from rising. (b)
To restrain; to confine; to hinder from action. To tie up, to confine; to restrain; to hinder from motion
(Tie), v. i. To make a tie; to make an equal score.
(Tie"bar`) n. A flat bar used as a tie.
(Tie"beam`) n. (Arch.) A beam acting as a tie, as at the bottom of a pair of principal rafters,
to prevent them from thrusting out the wall. See Illust. of Timbers, under Roof. Gwilt.
(Ti"er) n. One who, or that which, ties.
(Ti"er), n. [See Tire a headdress.] A chold's apron covering the upper part of the body, and tied
with tape or cord; a pinafore. [Written also tire.]
Tiers of a cable, the ranges of fakes, or windings, of a cable, laid one within another when coiled.
(Tier) n. [Perhaps fr. OF. tire, F. tire; probably of Teutonic origin; cf. OHG. ziari ornament, G. zier,
AS. tir glory, tiér row, rank. But cf. also F. tirer to draw, pull; of Teutonic origin. Cf. Attire, v. t., Tire a
headdress, but also Tirade.] A row or rank, especially one of two or more rows placed one above, or
higher than, another; as, a tier of seats in a theater.
(Tierce) n. [F. tierce a third, from tiers, tierce, third, fr. L. tertius the third; akin to tres three.
See Third, Three, and cf. Terce, Tercet, Tertiary.]
1. A cask whose content is one third of a pipe; that is, forty-two wine gallons; also, a liquid measure of
forty-two wine, or thirty-five imperial, gallons.
2. A cask larger than a barrel, and smaller than a hogshead or a puncheon, in which salt provisions,
rice, etc., are packed for shipment.