tire

verb (1)
\ˈtī(-ə)r \
tired; tiring

Definition of tire 

(Entry 1 of 4)

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

tire

noun (1), often attributive

Definition of tire (Entry 2 of 4)

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

tire

noun (2)

Definition of tire (Entry 3 of 4)

1 obsolete : attire

2 archaic : a woman's headband or hair ornament

tire

verb (2)
tired; tiring

Definition of tire (Entry 4 of 4)

transitive verb

1 obsolete : attire

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

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Verb (1)

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

First Known Use of tire

Verb (1)

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

Noun (1)

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Noun (2)

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb (2)

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for tire

Verb (1)

Middle English tyren, from Old English tēorian, tȳrian

Noun (1)

Middle English, probably from tire entry 3

Noun (2)

Middle English, short for attire

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tire

verb
\ˈtīr \
tired; tiring

Kids Definition of tire

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : to make or become weary

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

tire

noun

Kids Definition of tire (Entry 2 of 2)

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

tire

verb
\ˈtī(ə)r \
tired; tiring

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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