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tire

verb \ ˈtī(-ə)r \

Definition of tire

tired; tiring
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 and Etymology of tire

Middle English tyren, from Old English tēorian, tȳrian

Synonym Discussion of tire

tire, weary, fatigue, exhaust, jade 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

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tire

noun, often attributive

Definition of tire

1 : a rubber cushion that fits around a wheel (as of an automobile) and usually contains compressed air
2 : a metal hoop forming the tread of a wheel

Origin and Etymology of tire

Middle English, probably from 3tire


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tire

noun

Definition of tire

1 obsolete : attire
2 archaic : a woman's headband or hair ornament

Origin and Etymology of tire

Middle English, short for attire


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tire

verb

Definition of tire

tired; tiring
transitive verb
1 obsolete : attire
2 archaic : to adorn (the hair) with an ornament

First Known Use of tire

14th century

Other Automotive Terms



TIRE Defined for Kids

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tire

verb \ ˈtīr \

Definition of tire for Students

tired; tiring
1 : to make or become weary
2 : to lose or cause to lose patience or attention : bore They quickly tired of the game.

2

tire

noun

Definition of tire for Students

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

Medical Dictionary

tire

verb \ ˈtī(ə)r \

medical Definition of tire

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


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