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tire

play
verb \ˈtī(-ə)r\

Definition of tire

tiredtiring

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to become weary

  3. transitive verb
  4. 1 :  to exhaust or greatly decrease the physical strength of :  fatigue

  5. 2 :  to wear out the patience of :  bore



Origin of tire

Middle English tyren, from Old English tēorian, tȳrian


First Known Use: before 12th century

Synonym Discussion of tire

tire, weary, fatigue, exhaust, jade, fag mean to make or become unable or unwilling to continue. tire implies a draining of one's strength or patience <the long ride tired us out>. weary stresses tiring until one is unable to endure more of the same thing <wearied of the constant arguing>. fatigue suggests great lassitude from excessive strain or undue effort <fatigued by the day's chores>. exhaust implies complete draining of strength by hard exertion <shoveling snow exhausted him>. jade suggests the loss of all freshness and eagerness <appetites jaded by overindulgence>. fag implies a drooping with fatigue <shoppers all fagged out by the Christmas rush>.

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tire

noun

Definition of tire

  1. 1 obsolete :  attire

  2. 2 archaic :  a woman's headband or hair ornament



Origin of tire

Middle English, short for attire


First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with tire


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tire

transitive verb

Definition of tire

tiredtiring

  1. 1 obsolete :  attire

  2. 2 archaic :  to adorn (the hair) with an ornament



14th Century

First Known Use of tire

14th century


4

tire

noun, often attributive

Definition of tire

  1. 1 :  a metal hoop forming the tread of a wheel

  2. 2 :  a rubber cushion that fits around a wheel (as of an automobile) and usually contains compressed air



Origin of tire

Middle English, probably from 2tire


First Known Use: 15th century

Other Automotive Terms



TIRE Defined for Kids

1

tire

play
verb \ˈtīr\

Definition of tire for Students

tiredtiring

  1. 1 :  to make or become weary

  2. 2 :  to lose or cause to lose patience or attention :  bore <They quickly tired of the game.>




2

tire

play
noun

Definition of tire for Students

  1. :  a rubber cushion that usually contains compressed air and fits around a wheel (as of an automobile)




Medical Dictionary

tire

play
verb \ˈtī(ə)r\

Medical Definition of tire

tired; tiring

  1. intransitive verb

  2. :  to become weary

  3. transitive verb

  4. :  to exhaust or greatly decrease the physical strength of :  fatigue





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