\ ˈtī \
plural -s

Definition of tye

 (Entry 1 of 4)

1 obsolete : a small box (as for the storage of valuables)
2 British : a launder for washing ores
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Definition of tye (Entry 2 of 4)

British
: to wash (ores) in a tye
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plural -s

Definition of tye (Entry 3 of 4)

1 obsolete : a piece of enclosed land
2 dialectal, England : a large pasture or common
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Definition of tye (Entry 4 of 4)

: a chain or rope one end of which passes through the mast or through a block and is made fast to the center of a yard, the other end being attached to a tackle by means of which a yard is hoisted or lowered

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History and Etymology for tye

Noun (1)

Middle English, casket, from Old English tēag, of unknown origin

Noun (2)

Middle English, from Old English tēag, of unknown origin

Noun (3)

Middle English, tie

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“Tye.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tye. Accessed 11 Jul. 2020.

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