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English Dictionary: Tied by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
tied
adj
  1. bound or secured closely; "the guard was found trussed up with his arms and legs securely tied"; "a trussed chicken"
    Synonym(s): trussed, tied
  2. bound together by or as if by a strong rope; especially as by a bond of affection; "people tied by blood or marriage"
  3. fastened with strings or cords; "a neatly tied bundle"
    Synonym(s): tied, fastened
    Antonym(s): unfastened, untied
  4. closed with a lace; "snugly laced shoes"
    Synonym(s): laced, tied
    Antonym(s): unlaced, untied
  5. of the score in a contest; "the score is tied"
    Synonym(s): tied(p), even, level(p)
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Tie \Tie\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Tied}(Obs. {Tight}); p. pr. &
      vb. n. {Tying}.] [OE. ti[?]en, teyen, AS. t[c6]gan,
      ti[82]gan, fr. te[a0]g, te[a0]h, a rope; akin to Icel. taug,
      and AS. te[a2]n 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. [bd]Tie
            the kine to the cart.[b8] --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. [bd]We do not tie this knot
            with an intention to puzzle the argument.[b8] --Bp.
            Burnet.
  
      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
            confine.
  
                     Not tied to rules of policy, you find Revenge less
                     sweet than a forgiving mind.               --Dryden.
  
      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
            or action.
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