Definition of tying


  • the act of tying or binding things together. Synonyms: ligature.


  • fasten or secure with a rope, string, or cord; "They tied their victim to the chair". Synonyms: bind, tie. Antonyms: untie.
  • finish a game with an equal number of points, goals, etc.; "The teams drew a tie". Synonyms: draw, tie.
  • limit or restrict to; "I am tied to UNIX", "These big jets are tied to large airports". Synonyms: tie.
  • connect, fasten, or put together two or more pieces; "Can you connect the two loudspeakers?", "Tie the ropes together", "Link arms". Synonyms: connect, link, link up, tie. Antonyms: disconnect.
  • form a knot or bow in; "tie a necktie". Synonyms: tie.
  • create social or emotional ties; "The grandparents want to bond with the child". Synonyms: attach, bind, bond, tie.
  • perform a marriage ceremony; "The minister married us on Saturday", "We were wed the following week", "The couple got spliced on Hawaii". Synonyms: marry, splice, tie, wed.
  • make by tying pieces together; "The fishermen tied their flies". Synonyms: tie.
  • unite musical notes by a tie. Synonyms: tie.

Related words

attach, band, befriend, bridge, conjoin, cord, fixate, gag, ground, hitch, interconnect, interdepend, interlink, join, knot, lace, lash, leash, ligation, loop, muzzle, retie, rope, solemnise, solemnize, strap, tee, tie, truss.

Words nearby tying

dying, lying, thing, ting, toying, trying, typing.

Rhymes with tying

buying, crying, dyeing, dying, flying, frying, lying, overlying, prying, spying, supplying, trying, underlying, undying.

End with tying

juttying, jettying, untying, dirtying, outpitying, safetying, amnestying, warrantying, pitying, hogtying, travestying, puttying, guarantying, disquantitying, bedirtying, unpitying, retying, emptying, stying, partying, prettying.

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Scrabble and Words With Friends points

  • tying is a valid Scrabble US word, worth 9 points
  • tying is a valid Scrabble UK word, worth 9 points
  • tying is a valid Words With Friends word, worth 10 points
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