Meaning of TIRE in English

tire 1

/tuyeur/ , v. , tired, tiring , n.


1. to reduce or exhaust the strength of, as by exertion; make weary; fatigue: The long walk tired him.

2. to exhaust the interest, patience, etc., of; make weary; bore: Your stories tire me.


3. to have the strength reduced or exhausted, as by labor or exertion; become fatigued; be sleepy.

4. to have one's appreciation, interest, patience, etc., exhausted; become or be weary; become bored (usually fol. by of ): He soon tired of playing billiards.


5. Brit. Dial. fatigue.

[ bef. 900; late ME (Scots) tyren (v.), OE tyrian, var. of TEORIAN to weary, be wearied ]

Syn. 2. exasperate, irk.

tire 2

/tuyeur/ , n. , v. , tired, tiring .


1. a ring or band of rubber, either solid or hollow and inflated, or of metal, placed over the rim of a wheel to provide traction, resistance to wear, or other desirable properties.

2. a metal band attached to the outside of the felloes and forming the tread of a wagon wheel.


3. to furnish with tires.

Also, Brit., tyre .

[ 1475-85; special use of TIRE 3 ]

tire 3

/tuyeur/ , v. , tired, tiring , n.


1. Archaic. to dress (the head or hair), esp. with a headdress.

2. Obs. to attire or array.


3. Archaic. a headdress.

4. Obs. attire or dress.

[ 1300-50; ME; aph. var. of ATTIRE ]

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