1. I
  1. 1 〔結わえる〕tie
    • なわを結んで縛る
    • tie up ((a box)) with a rope
    • 帯を結ぶ
    • tie an obi
    • くつひもを結ぶ
    • tie a shoestring [shoelace]
    • 髪にリボンを結ぶ
    • tie a ribbon in one's hair
  1. 2 〔2点をつなぐ〕join; connect; link
    • 2点を結ぶ直線
    • a (straight) line that links two points
    • このバス路線は2都市を結んでいる
    • This bus route connects the two cities.
    • その橋は島と本土を結んでいる
    • The bridge joins the island to the mainland.
  1. II
  1. 1 〔関係を持つ〕
    • 同盟を結ぶ
    • form an alliance ((with))
    • 縁を結ぶ
    • form a relationship ((with))/〔結婚する〕marry
    • 彼らは愛情によって結ばれた
    • They were bound together by love.
    • 両家は共通の利害関係によって結ばれている
    • These two families are allied by common interests.
    • 彼はその悪党と結んで悪事の限りをつくした
    • He did all manner of evil things in league with that villain.
  1. 2 〔取り決める〕
    • 契約を結ぶ
    • enter into a contract ((with; to do))
    • 協定を結ぶ
    • conclude an agreement
  1. 3 〔かたく閉じる〕
    • 彼は唇をきっと結んでいた
    • His lips were tightly sealed [closed].
  1. 4 〔終わりとする〕
    • 謝礼の言葉をもって演説を結んだ
    • He concluded [wound up] his speech with a few words of thanks.
  1. 5 〔結果などを生じる〕
  1. 6 〔凝結する〕
    • 草に露が結んでいた
    • Dew formed on the grass.