(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"
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
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"
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"
a cord (or string or ribbon or wire etc.) with which something is tied; "he needed a tie for the packages"
form a knot or bow in; "tie a necktie"
a horizontal beam used to prevent two other structural members from spreading apart or separating; "he nailed the rafters together with a tie beam"
limit or restrict to; "I am tied to UNIX"; "These big jets are tied to large ai