necktie


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neck·tie

 (nĕk′tī′)
n.
A narrow fabric band of varying length worn around the neck and tied in a knot or bow close to the throat.

necktie

(ˈnɛkˌtaɪ)
n
(Clothing & Fashion) the US name for tie11

neck•tie

(ˈnɛkˌtaɪ)

n.
a band of decorative fabric worn around the neck under the collar and tied in front with the ends hanging down or looped into a bow.
[1830–40]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.necktie - neckwear consisting of a long narrow piece of material worn (mostly by men) under a collar and tied in knot at the frontnecktie - neckwear consisting of a long narrow piece of material worn (mostly by men) under a collar and tied in knot at the front; "he stood in front of the mirror tightening his necktie"; "he wore a vest and tie"
bola, bola tie, bolo, bolo tie - a cord fastened around the neck with an ornamental clasp and worn as a necktie
bow tie, bowtie, bow-tie - a man's tie that ties in a bow
four-in-hand - a long necktie that is tied in a slipknot with one end hanging in front of the other
neckwear - articles of clothing worn about the neck
old school tie - necktie indicating the school the wearer attended
string tie - a very narrow necktie usually tied in a bow
Windsor tie - a wide necktie worn in a loose bow
Translations
رباطرباط العنقربطة العنقرَبْطَة العُنُق
corbata
vázankakravata
slips
kravato
kravattisolmio
kravata
nyakkendő
dasi
bindihálsbindislifsi
ネクタイ
넥타이
cravata
kravataкравата
slips
kravatboyunbağı

necktie

[ˈnektaɪ] Ncorbata f

necktie

[ˈnɛktaɪ] n (mainly US)cravate f

necktie

[ˈnɛkˌtaɪ] n (esp Am) → cravatta

neck1

(nek) noun
1. the part of the body between the head and chest. She wore a scarf around her neck.
2. the part of an article of clothing that covers that part of the body. The neck of that shirt is dirty.
3. anything like a neck in shape or position. the neck of a bottle.
ˈnecklace (-ləs) noun
a string of jewels, beads etc worn around the neck. a diamond necklace.
ˈneckline noun
the edge of a piece of clothing at or around a person's neck. The dress has a very low neckline.
ˈnecktie noun
(American) a man's tie.
neck and neck
(in a race) exactly equal. The horses were neck and neck as they came up to the finish.
References in classic literature ?
I guess you'll have to stop dancing and wear a white necktie then.
Joe gave a pull at his necktie and a twitch at his jacket, and was off in a moment.
He stamps with his feet, he tosses his head, he sways and swings to and fro; he has a wizened-up little face, irresistibly comical; and, when he executes a turn or a flourish, his brows knit and his lips work and his eyelids wink--the very ends of his necktie bristle out.
For, while he was but too ready to accept the position that was almost immediately offered to him on his coming of age, and found, indeed, a subtle pleasure in the thought that he might really become to the London of his own day what to imperial Neronian Rome the author of the Satyricon once had been, yet in his inmost heart he desired to be something more than a mere arbiter elegantiarum, to be consulted on the wearing of a jewel, or the knotting of a necktie, or the conduct of a cane.
Here he made himself into a necktie, limp and lifeless, hanging down on either side of my neck.
One singular point which struck her quick feminine eye was that although he wore some dark coat, such as he had started to town in, he had on neither collar nor necktie.
His dress was quiet and sombre--a black frock-coat, dark trousers, and a touch of color about his necktie.
Looking at him again, more strictly, I could not exactly say what it was that gave me the sense of antiquity, except the antique cut of his white clerical necktie and the barred wrinkles across his brow.
His hands were raised, and he seemed to be settling his necktie.
You know my hair is a sort of golden brown, rather a pretty shade I've been told, and a dark red matches it beautifully; and then I always think a light-blue necktie goes so well with it, and a pair of those Russian-leather shoes and a red silk handkerchief round the waist - a handkerchief looks so much better than a belt.
Finally he tied his necktie with a curse, and went down to breakfast with little of his good-humour left.
It was not until he had reached his own room and was tying his necktie that he became aware of a sound that lingered unpleasantly in his ears.