[tire] vb tired ; tir.ing [ME tyren, fr. OE teorian, tyrian] vi (bef. 12c): to become weary ~ vt 1: to exhaust or greatly decrease the physical strength of: fatigue
2: to wear out the patience of: bore syn tire, weary, fatigue, exhaust, jade, fag 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 causing great lassitude through 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 "jaded by overindulgence". fag implies a drooping with fatigue "shoppers all fagged out by the Christmas rush".
tire n [ME, short for attire] (14c) 1 obs: attire
2. archaic: a woman's headband or hair ornament tire vt tired ; tir.ing (14c) 1 obs: attire
2. archaic: to adorn (the hair) with an ornament tire n, often attrib [ME, prob. fr.
tire] (15c) 1: a metal hoop forming the tread of a wheel
2: a rubber cushion that fits around a wheel (as of an automobile) and usu. contains compressed air