American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A narrow fabric band of varying length worn around the neck and tied in a knot or bow close to the throat.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Properly, a narrow band, generally of silk or satin, worn around the neck, and tied in a knot in front; by extension, any band, scarf, or tie worn around the neck or fastened in front of the collar.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A scarf, band, or kerchief of silk, etc., passing around the neck or collar and tied in front; a bow of silk, etc., fastened in front of the neck.
- n. neckwear consisting of a long narrow piece of material worn (mostly by men) under a collar and tied in knot at the front
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“For example, the necktie is part of the uniform of uniformed police officers.”
“The necktie is crucial in the willy waving contests that are business and politics.”
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““The necktie is a serpentlike symbol of evil worn by humales.””
“His boots were an epic of despair, his necktie was a tragedy.”
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“Employees of Munich-based Trovicor are easy to pick out: each is dressed identically, in a dark suit and a red necktie, which is custom made, marketing director Birgitt Fischer-Harrow says.”
“In fact, in a country where the sun beats downs on us for much of the year, headgear makes more sense than necktie, which is why we have a rich, indigenous legacy of the most colorful and elaborate pugrees, topis, turbans, and caps anywhere in the world.”
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