The upper leg of a human, between the hip and the knee.
* c. 1595 , (William Shakespeare), Romeo and Juliet :
* 1800 , (Jane Austen), letter, 8 Nov 1800:
- I coniure thee by Rosalines bright eyes, By her High forehead, and her Scarlet lip, By her Fine foote, Straight leg, and Quiuering thigh , And the Demeanes, that there Adiacent lie, That in thy likenesse thou appeare to vs.
* 1991 , (Kathy Lette), The Llama Parlour :
- About ten days ago, in cocking a pistol in the guard-room at Marcau, he accidentally shot himself through the Thigh .
* 2011 , The Guardian , 31 Mar 2011:
- ‘Why not pay up now, kiddo?’ he suggested magnanimously, patting me on the thigh .
That part of the leg of vertebrates (or sometimes other animals) which corresponds to the human thigh in position or function; the tibia of a horse, the tarsus of a bird; the third leg-section of an insect.
* 2009 , Fred Thompson, Grillin' with Gas :
- The 23-year-old was substituted in the 75th minute of France's goalless friendly draw with Croatia on Tuesday after suffering an injury to his thigh .
* 2011 , Ian Sample, The Guardian , 23 Feb 2011:
- Add the chicken thighs , close the bag, and squish the marinade to coat the chicken.
- The newly discovered dinosaur Brontomerus mcintoshi may have used its huge muscular thighs to kick predators and rivals.
* thigh pad
* thunder thighs
From (etyl) .
A knot; a fastening.
A knot of hair, as at the back of a wig.
A necktie (item of clothing consisting of a strip of cloth tied around the neck). See also bow tie, black tie.
The situation in which two or more participants in a competition are placed equally.
A twist tie, a piece of wire embedded in paper, strip of plastic with ratchets, or similar object which is wound around something and tightened.
A strong connection between people or groups of people; a bond.
- It's two outs in the bottom of the ninth, tie score.
- the sacred ties''' of friendship or of duty; the '''ties of allegiance
(construction) A structural member firmly holding two pieces together.
- No distance breaks the tie of blood.
(rail transport, US) A horizontal wooden or concrete structural member that supports and ties together rails.
(cricket) The situation at the end of all innings of a match where both sides have the same total of runs (different to a draw).
(sports, British) A meeting between two players or teams in a competition.
- Ties work to maintain structural integrity in windstorms and earthquakes.
(music) A curved line connecting two notes of the same pitch denoting that they should be played as a single note with the combined length of both notes (not to be confused with a slur).
(statistics) One or more equal values or sets of equal values in the data set.
(surveying) A bearing and distance between a lot corner or point and a benchmark or iron off site.
(graph theory) connection between two vertices.
- The FA Cup third round tie between Liverpool and Cardiff was their first meeting in the competition since 1957.
* In cricket, a tie'' and a ''draw are not the same. See .
* (situation where one or more participants in a competition are placed equally) draw
* (horizontal member that supports railway lines) sleeper (British)
From (etyl) , (m).
To twist (a string, rope, or the like) around itself securely.
- Tie this rope in a knot for me, please.
To form (a knot or the like) in a string or the like.
- Tie the rope to this tree.
To attach or fasten (one thing to another) by string or the like.
- Tie a knot in this rope for me, please.
- Tie him to the tree.
To secure (something) by string or the like.
- In bond of virtuous love together tied .
- Tie your shoes.
(transitive, or, intransitive) To have the same score or position as another in a competition or ordering.
- Not tied to rules of policy, you find / Revenge less sweet than a forgiving mind.
- They tied for third place.
(US) To have the same score or position as (another) in a competition or ordering.
- They tied the game.
(music) To unite (musical notes) with a line or slur in the notation.
- He tied me for third place.
* tie down
* tie-in, tie in
* tie the knot
* tie up