tye

1 of 4

noun (1)

ˈtī
plural -s
1
obsolete : a small box (as for the storage of valuables)
2
British : a launder for washing ores

tye

2 of 4

transitive verb

"
-ed/-ing/-s
British
: to wash (ores) in a tye

tye

3 of 4

noun (2)

"
plural -s
1
obsolete : a piece of enclosed land
2
dialectal, England : a large pasture or common

tye

4 of 4

noun (3)

"
plural -s
: 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

Word History

Etymology

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 23 Jul. 2024.

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