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1tire

verb \ˈtī(-ə)r\
tiredtir·ing

Definition of TIRE

intransitive verb
:  to become weary
transitive verb
1
:  to exhaust or greatly decrease the physical strength of :  fatigue
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>.

2tire

noun

Definition of TIRE

1
obsolete :  attire
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

3tire

transitive verb
tiredtir·ing

Definition of TIRE

1
obsolete :  attire
2
archaic :  to adorn (the hair) with an ornament

First Known Use of TIRE

14th century

4tire

noun, often attributive

Definition of TIRE

1
:  a metal hoop forming the tread of a wheel
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

articulated, block, choke, clutch, diesel, neutral, transmission

tire

verb \ˈtī(ə)r\   (Medical Dictionary)
tiredtir·ing

Medical Definition of TIRE

intransitive verb
:  to become weary
transitive verb
:  to exhaust or greatly decrease the physical strength of :  fatigue

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