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"
neckwear consisting of a long narrow piece of material worn (mostly by men) under a collar and tied in knot at the front; "he stood in front of the mirror tightening his necktie"; "he wore a vest and tie"
fasten or secure with a rope, string, or cord; "They tied their victim to the chair"
a cord (or string or ribbon or wire etc.) with which something is tied; "he needed a tie for the packages"
connect, fasten, or put together two or more pieces; "Can you connect the two loudspeakers?"; "Tie the ropes together"; "Link arms"
a horizontal beam used to prevent two other structural members from spreading apart or separating; "he nailed the rafters together with a tie beam"
unite musical notes by a tie
one of the cross braces that support the rails on a railway track; "the British call a railroad tie a sleeper"
make by tying pieces together; "The fishermen tied their flies"