Thigh vs Tie - What's the difference?

thigh | tie |

As nouns the difference between thigh and tie

is that thigh is the upper leg of a human, between the hip and the knee while tie is key.



(wikipedia thigh)


(en noun)
  • The upper leg of a human, between the hip and the knee.
  • * c. 1595 , (William Shakespeare), Romeo and Juliet :
  • 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.
  • * 1800 , (Jane Austen), letter, 8 Nov 1800:
  • About ten days ago, in cocking a pistol in the guard-room at Marcau, he accidentally shot himself through the Thigh .
  • * 1991 , (Kathy Lette), The Llama Parlour :
  • ‘Why not pay up now, kiddo?’ he suggested magnanimously, patting me on the thigh .
  • * 2011 , The Guardian , 31 Mar 2011:
  • 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 .
  • 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 :
  • Add the chicken thighs , close the bag, and squish the marinade to coat the chicken.
  • * 2011 , Ian Sample, The Guardian , 23 Feb 2011:
  • The newly discovered dinosaur Brontomerus mcintoshi may have used its huge muscular thighs to kick predators and rivals.

    Derived terms

    * thighbone * thigh-high * thigh pad * thigh-slapper * thunder thighs * thunder-thighed * thighing


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    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) .


    (en noun)
  • A knot; a fastening.
  • A knot of hair, as at the back of a wig.
  • (Young)
  • 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.
  • It's two outs in the bottom of the ninth, tie score.
  • 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.
  • the sacred ties''' of friendship or of duty; the '''ties of allegiance
  • * Young
  • No distance breaks the tie of blood.
  • (construction) A structural member firmly holding two pieces together.
  • Ties work to maintain structural integrity in windstorms and earthquakes.
  • (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.
  • The FA Cup third round tie between Liverpool and Cardiff was their first meeting in the competition since 1957.
  • (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.
  • Usage notes
    * 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)

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) , (m).


  • To twist (a string, rope, or the like) around itself securely.
  • Tie this rope in a knot for me, please.
    Tie the rope to this tree.
  • To form (a knot or the like) in a string or the like.
  • Tie a knot in this rope for me, please.
  • To attach or fasten (one thing to another) by string or the like.
  • Tie him to the tree.
  • * Fairfax
  • In bond of virtuous love together tied .
  • To secure (something) by string or the like.
  • Tie your shoes.
  • * Dryden
  • Not tied to rules of policy, you find / Revenge less sweet than a forgiving mind.
  • (transitive, or, intransitive) To have the same score or position as another in a competition or ordering.
  • They tied for third place.
    They tied the game.
  • (US) To have the same score or position as (another) in a competition or ordering.
  • He tied me for third place.
  • (music) To unite (musical notes) with a line or slur in the notation.
  • Synonyms
    * fasten
    * unfasten * untie
    Derived terms
    * tie down * tie-in, tie in * tie the knot * tie up


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