an abstraction belonging to or characteristic of two entities or parts together
(usually plural) mutual dealings or connections among persons or groups; "international relations"
the act of sexual procreation between a man and a woman; the man's penis is inserted into the woman's vagina and excited until orgasm and ejaculation occur
(law) the principle that an act done at a later time is deemed by law to have occurred at an earlier time; "his attorney argued for the relation back of the amended complaint to the time the initial complaint was filed"
an act of narration; "he was the hero according to his own relation"; "his endless recounting of the incident eventually became unbearable"
a person related by blood or marriage; "police are searching for relatives of the deceased"; "he has distant relations back in New Jersey"
limit or restrict to; "I am tied to UNIX"; "These big jets are tied to large airports"
equality of score in a contest
finish a game with an equal number of points, goals, etc.; "The teams drew a tie"
fasten or secure with a rope, string, or cord; "They tied their victim to the chair"
connect, fasten, or put together two or more pieces; "Can you connect the two loudspeakers?"; "Tie the ropes together"; "Link arms"
unite musical notes by a tie
make by tying pieces together; "The fishermen tied their flies"
perform a marriage ceremony; "The minister married us on Saturday"; "We were wed the following week"; "The couple got spliced on Hawaii"
create social or emotional ties; "The grandparents want to bond with the child"
a fastener that serves to join or connect; "the walls are held together with metal links placed in the wet mortar during construction"