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"
an abstraction belonging to or characteristic of two entities or parts together
(usually plural) mutual dealings or connections among persons or groups; "international relations"
a cord (or string or ribbon or wire etc.) with which something is tied; "he needed a tie for the packages"
a horizontal beam used to prevent two other structural members from spreading apart or separating; "he nailed the rafters together with a tie beam"
form a knot or bow in; "tie a necktie"
one of the cross braces that support the rails on a railway track; "the British call a railroad tie a sleeper"
limit or restrict to; "I am tied to UNIX"; "These big jets are tied to large airports"
(music) a slur over two notes of the same pitch; indicates that the note is to be sustained for their combined time value
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"
the finish of a contest in which the score is tied and the winner is undecided; "the game ended in a draw"; "their record was 3 wins, 6 los