verb (used with object), lig·a·tured, lig·a·tur·ing.
Origin of ligature
Related Words for ligaturenexus, binding, bandage, rope, band, connection, yoke, knot, tie, bond, ligament
Examples from the Web for ligature
Contemporary Examples of ligature
The ligature around his neck corresponded to a fragment of ligature still attached to the shower curtain.Boris Berezovsky and the Russian Money Problem
March 30, 2013
He had scars on his stomach and buttocks, and ligature indentations on his wrists.Florida Child Abuse Scandal: The Victim's New Life
February 24, 2011
Historical Examples of ligature
The old operation, or ligature of the gluteal artery in the hip.A Manual of the Operations of Surgery
To illustrate this opinion, his work on the ligature may be taken.
When going to bleed at the ankle the ligature is to be applied at the knee.Surgical Instruments in Greek and Roman Times
John Stewart Milne
To prevent any injury, the ligature should be brought away first, and then the catheter.A System of Midwifery
Here a wounded officer was brought in for whom a ligature was wanted.Saragossa
Benito Prez Galds
- a slur or the group of notes connected by it
- (in plainsong notation) a symbol indicating two or more notes grouped together
Word Origin for ligature
c.1400, "something used in tying or binding," from Middle French ligature (14c.), from Late Latin ligatura "a band," from Latin ligatus, past participle of ligare "to bind" (see ligament). In musical notation from 1590s; of letters joined in printing or writing from 1690s.