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Yes. The word tie is a Scrabble US word. The word tie is worth 3 points in Scrabble:

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3 letters words from 'tie'

TIE 3 

2 letters words from 'tie'

ET 2IT 2
TE 2TI 2

All 3 letters words made out of tie

tie ite tei eti iet eit

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Definitions and meaning of tie

tie

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /taɪ/
  • Rhymes: -aɪ
  • Homophones: Tai, Thai, Ty

Etymology 1

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.

Noun

tie (plural ties)

  1. A knot; a fastening.
  2. A knot of hair, as at the back of a wig.
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  3. A necktie (item of clothing consisting of a strip of cloth tied around the neck). See also bow tie, black tie.
    Synonym: necktie
  4. The situation in which two or more participants in a competition are placed equally.
    Synonym: draw
  5. 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.
  6. A strong connection between people or groups of people.
    Synonym: bond
    • 1866, Charlotte Mary Yonge, The Prince and the Page
      No distance breaks the tie of blood.
    • 2004, Peter Bondanella, Hollywood Italians: Dagos, Palookas, Romeos, Wise Guys, and Sopranos, chapter 4, 231–232:
      The film ends with the colorful deaths of Nico's enemies after he thwarts their attempts to assassinate a U.S. Senator investigating ties between drug dealers and the CIA.
  7. (construction) A structural member firmly holding two pieces together.
  8. (rail transport, US) A horizontal wooden or concrete structural member that supports and ties together rails.
    Synonym: sleeper (British)
  9. (cricket) The situation at the end of all innings of a match where both sides have the same total of runs (different from a draw).
  10. (sports, Britain) A meeting between two players or teams in a competition.
  11. (music) 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.
    Coordinate term: slur
  12. (statistics) One or more equal values or sets of equal values in the data set.
  13. (surveying) A bearing and distance between a lot corner or point and a benchmark or iron off site.
  14. (graph theory) A connection between two vertices.
  15. A tiewig.
    • 1751, Tobias Smollett, The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle, I.13:
      [H]e ordered his boarders and apartments to be dished out for the occasion, spared no pains in adorning his own person, and in particular employed a whole hour in adjusting a voluminous tye, in which he proposed to make his appearance.
Usage notes
  • In cricket, a tie and a draw are not the same. See Result (cricket).
  • In music, not to be confused with a slur.
Derived terms
  • cup tie
  • hair tie
Translations

Etymology 2

From Middle English teien, teiȝen, from Old English tīġan, tīeġan, from Proto-Germanic *taugijaną, from Proto-Indo-European *dewk- (to tug, draw). Cognate with Icelandic teygja.

Verb

tie (third-person singular simple present ties, present participle tying, simple past and past participle tied)

  1. (transitive) To twist (a string, rope, or the like) around itself securely.
  2. (transitive) To form (a knot or the like) in a string or the like.
  3. (transitive) To attach or fasten (one thing to another) by string or the like.
    • 1600, Edward Fairfax (translator), Godfrey of Bulloigne (originally by Torquato Tasso)
      In bond of virtuous love together tied.
  4. (transitive) To secure (something) by string or the like.
    • Not tied to rules of policy, you find / Revenge less sweet than a forgiving mind.
  5. (transitive or intransitive) To have the same score or position as another in a competition or ordering.
  6. (US, transitive) To have the same score or position as (another) in a competition or ordering.
  7. (music) To unite (musical notes) with a line or slur in the notation.
  8. (US, dated, colloquial) To believe; to credit.
    • 1929, Collier's (volume 84, page 56)
      [] It seems they have sort of betrothal teas — can you tie it?"
      "Heavens!" said Mary []
    • 1940, Woman's Home Companion (volume 67, issues 1-4, page 134)
      As the door slammed Pete turned to Hally, fuming. "Can you tie that? A little twopenny cold frightening him off."
  9. (programming, transitive) In the Perl programming language, to extend (a variable) so that standard operations performed upon it invoke custom functionality instead.
    • 2000, Larry Wall, ‎Tom Christiansen, ‎Jon Orwant, Programming Perl: 3rd Edition (page 814)
      So, a class for tying a hash to an ISAM implementation might provide an extra method to traverse a set of keys sequentially (the “S” of ISAM), since your typical DBM implementation can't do that.
Synonyms
  • fasten
  • link
  • bind
Antonyms
  • unfasten
  • untie
Derived terms
  • tie down
  • tie-in, tie in
  • tie the knot
  • tie up
Translations

References

  • tie in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911.

Further reading

  • tie on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

Anagrams

  • -ite, EIT, ETI, ITE, TEI

Danish

Etymology

From Old Norse þegja, from Proto-Germanic *þagjaną, cognate with Swedish tiga, Gothic 𐌸𐌰𐌷𐌰𐌽 (þahan). The Germanic verb is probably cognate with Latin taceō (to be silent).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈtiːə/, [ˈtˢiːi]

Verb

tie (past tense tav or tiede, past participle tiet)

  1. to be silent, fall silent

Inflection

Related terms

  • tie stille

Esperanto

Etymology

From ti- (demonstrative correlative prefix) +‎ -e (correlative suffix of location).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈtie/
  • Hyphenation: ti‧e
  • Rhymes: -ie
  • Audio:

Adverb

tie (accusative tien)

  1. there (demonstrative correlative of location)
    Iun nokton li havis strangan sonĝon. Voĉo diris al li: —Iru al Amsterdamo kaj tie sur la Papen-ponto vi trovos trezoron.
    One night he had a strange dream. A voice told him: "Go to Amsterdam and there over the Papen-bridge you will find a treasure.

Usage notes

When combined with ĉi, the adverbial particle of proximity, tie ĉi means here.

Derived terms

  • ĉi tie, tie ĉi
  • tiea
  • tieulo

Related terms

  • kie
  • ie
  • nenie

Finnish

Etymology

From Proto-Finnic *tee, from Proto-Finno-Permic *teje.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈtie̯/, [ˈt̪ie̞̯]
  • Rhymes: -ie
  • Syllabification: tie

Noun

tie

  1. way (by which to go/walk/move)
  2. road
  3. avenue
  4. path

Declension

Derived terms

Compounds

Anagrams

  • ite

Karelian

Etymology

From Proto-Finnic *tee, possibly from Proto-Uralic *teje.

Noun

tie (genitive tien, partitive tiedy)

  1. way
  2. road

Latvian

Pronoun

tie

  1. those; nominative plural masculine form of tas

Ludian

Etymology

From Proto-Finnic *tee.

Noun

tie

  1. way

Mandarin

Romanization

tie

  1. Nonstandard spelling of tiē.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of tié.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of tiě.
  4. Nonstandard spelling of tiè.

Usage notes

  • English transcriptions of Mandarin speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Mandarin language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.

Norwegian Bokmål

Etymology

From Old Norse þegja.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈtiːe/

Verb

tie (present tense tier, simple past tidde or tiet, past participle tidd or tiet)

  1. to become quiet, stop talking
  2. to be quiet

See also

  • teie, teia (Nynorsk)

References

  • “tie” in The Bokmål Dictionary.

Source: wiktionary.org
  • in good order.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)