tyre

Definition of tyre 

(Entry 1 of 2)

chiefly British spelling of

Tyre

geographical name
\ ˈtī(-ə)r \
variants: or Tyrus \ˈtī-rəs \

Definition of Tyre (Entry 2 of 2)

port on the Mediterranean Sea and chief city of ancient Phoenicia

Note: On the site of Tyre now stands the town of Sur in southern Lebanon.

Other words from tyre

Geographical name

Tyrian \ˈtir-ē-ən \ adjective or noun

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