tyre

Definition of tyre

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chiefly British spelling of

Tyre

geographical name
\ ˈtī(-ə)r How to pronounce Tyre (audio) \
variants: or Tyrus \ ˈtī-​rəs How to pronounce Tyre (audio) \

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 How to pronounce Tyre (audio) \ adjective or noun

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“Tyre.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tyre. Accessed 30 Jul. 2021.

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