a restraint that confines or restricts freedom (especially something used to tie down or restrain a prisoner)
the property of sticking together (as of glue and wood) or the joining of surfaces of different composition; "the mutual adhesiveness of cells"; "a heated hydraulic press was required for adhesion"
British secret operative 007 in novels by Ian Fleming
United States civil rights leader who was elected to the legislature in Georgia but was barred from taking his seat because he opposed the Vietnam War (born 1940)
an electrical force linking atoms
(criminal law) money that must be forfeited by the bondsman if an accused person fails to appear in court for trial; "the judge set bail at $10,000"; "a $10,000 bond was furnished by an alderman"
a certificate of debt (usually interest-bearing or discounted) that is issued by a government or corporation in order to raise money;
the process of bringing ideas or events together in memory or imagination; "conditioning is a form of learning by association"
a supplier (especially of narcotics)
(usually plural) a person who is influential and to whom you are connected in some way (as by family or friendship); "he has powerful connections"
a relation between things or events (as in the case of one causing the other or sharing features with it); "there was a connection between eating that pickle and having that nightmare"
a connecting shape
the state of being connected; "the connection between church and state is inescapable"
the act of bringing two things into contact (especially for communication); "the joining of hands around the table"; "there was a connection via the internet"
shifting from one form of transportation to another; "the plane was late and he missed his connection in Atlanta"
an instrumentality that connects; "he soldere
a channel for communication between groups; "he provided a liaison with the guerrillas"
a usually secretive or illicit sexual relationship
Cookery term for the binding or thickening ingredients of a sauce such as egg yolk or cream
a connected series or group
the means of connection between things linked in series
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"
a small nonrigid airship used for observation or as a barrage balloon
highly seasoned minced meat stuffed in casings
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 airports"
one of the cross braces that support the rails on a railway track; "the British call a railroad tie a sleeper"