Meaning of TIRE in English


1. v.

1. tr. & intr. make or grow weary.

2 tr. exhaust the patience or interest of; bore.

3 tr. (in passive; foll. by of) have had enough of; be fed up with (was tired of arguing).

Etymology: OE teorian, of unkn. orig. 2. n.1 a band of metal placed round the rim of a wheel to strengthen it.

2 US var. of TYRE.

Etymology: ME, perh. archaic tire head-dress

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.