Meaning of “tie” - Learner’s Dictionary

tie

noun [ C ] uk us /taɪ/
CLOTHES

A2 a long, thin piece of cloth that a man wears around his neck with a shirt

CONNECTION

a relationship that connects you with a place, person, etc:

[ usually plural ] The two countries have close ties with each other.
GAME/COMPETITION

the result of a game or competition when two people or teams have the same score

→ See also bow tie

(Definition of “tie noun” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)