Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Medical
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

tie the knot

Definition of tie the knot

informal

  1. :  to get married <When are you two going to tie the knot?>



Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  a line, ribbon, or cord used for fastening, uniting, or drawing something closed

    :  shoelace

    :  a structural element (as a rod or angle iron) holding two pieces together :  a tension member in a construction

  1. :  to fasten, attach, or close by means of a tie

    :  to form a knot or bow in

    :  to make by tying constituent elements

knotplay
  1. :  an interlacement of the parts of one or more flexible bodies forming a lump or knob (as for fastening or tying together)

    :  the lump or knob so formed

    :  a tight constriction or the sense of constriction

  1. :  to tie in or with a knot :  form knots in

    :  to unite closely or intricately :  entangle

    :  tie

  1. :  either of two sandpipers (Calidris canutus and C. tenuirostris) that breed in the Arctic and winter in temperate or warm parts of the New and Old World


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up tie the knot? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

February 12, 2016

of, relating to, or suggestive of marble

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

image33683556

How much does a batman (the Turkish unit of measurement) weigh?

16.96 pounds 2.2 pounds 196.5 pounds 100 pounds
Name That Thing

10 quick questions: hear them, spell them, and see how your skills compare to the crowd.

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ