tired

adjective

Definition of tired

  1. 1 :  drained of strength and energy :  fatigued often to the point of exhaustion

  2. 2 :  obviously worn by hard use :  run-down

  3. 3 :  trite, hackneyed

tiredly

adverb

tiredness

noun

Examples of tired in a Sentence

  1. I was really tired after the long trip.

  2. She's too tired to go out tonight.

  3. The children were tired after the hike.

  4. We had to listen to the same old tired excuses again.

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First Known Use of tired

14th century



TIRED Defined for English Language Learners

tired

adjective

Definition of tired for English Language Learners

  • : feeling a need to rest or sleep

  • : bored or annoyed by something because you have heard it, seen it, done it, etc., for a long time

  • : used over and over again


TIRED Defined for Kids

tired

adjective \ˈtīrd\

Definition of tired for Students

  1. :  needing rest :  weary


Medical Dictionary

tired

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adjective \ˈtī(ə)rd\

Medical Definition of tired

  1. :  drained of strength and energy :  fatigued often to the point of exhaustion



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