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Meaning of TIRE

Pronunciation:  tIr

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  hoop that covers a wheel; "automobile tires are usually made of rubber and filled with compressed air"
  2. [v]  exhaust or tire though overuse or great strain or stress; "We wore ourselves out on this hike"
  3. [v]  get tired of something or somebody
  4. [v]  cause to be bored
  5. [v]  deplete; "exhaust one's savings"; "We quickly played out our strength"

TIRE is a 4 letter word that starts with T.


 Synonyms: bore, exhaust, fag, fag out, fatigue, jade, outwear, play out, run down, sap, tire out, tyre, wear, wear down, wear out, wear upon, weary
 Antonyms: freshen, interest, refresh, refreshen
 See Also: auto tire, automobile tire, beat, car tire, conk out, consume, degenerate, deplete, deteriorate, drop, eat, eat up, exhaust, hoop, indispose, overfatigue, overtire, overweary, pall, peter out, pneumatic tire, pneumatic tyre, poop out, retire, ring, rubber tire, run down, run out, run through, tire, tread, tucker, tucker out, use up, wagon tire, wash up, wipe out, withdraw



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Tire\, n.
    A tier, row, or rank. See {Tier}. [Obs.]
          In posture to displode their second tire Of thunder.
  2. \Tire\, n. [Aphetic form of attire; OE. tir, a tir. See
    1. Attire; apparel. [Archaic] ``Having rich tire about you.''
    2. A covering for the head; a headdress.
             On her head she wore a tire of gold.  --Spenser.
    3. A child's apron, covering the breast and having no
       sleeves; a pinafore; a tier.
    4. Furniture; apparatus; equipment. [Obs.] ``The tire of
       war.'' --Philips.
    5. [Probably the same word, and so called as being an attire
       or covering for the wheel.] A hoop or band, as of metal,
       on the circumference of the wheel of a vehicle, to impart
       strength and receive the wear.
    Note: The iron tire of a wagon wheel or cart wheel binds the
          fellies together. The tire of a locomotive or
          railroad-car wheel is a heavy hoop of iron or steel
          shrunk tightly upon an iron central part. The wheel of
          a bicycle has a tire of India rubber.
  3. \Tire\, v. t.
    To adorn; to attire; to dress. [Obs.]
          [Jezebel] painted her face, and tired her head. --2
                                                   Kings ix. 30.
  4. \Tire\, v. i. [F. tirer to draw or pull; of Teutonic
    origin, and akin to E. tear to rend. See {Tirade}.]
    1. To seize, pull, and tear prey, as a hawk does. [Obs.]
             Even as an empty eagle, sharp by fast, Tires with
             her beak on feathers, flesh, and bone. --Shak.
             Ye dregs of baseness, vultures among men, That tire
             upon the hearts of generous spirits.  --B. Jonson.
    2. To seize, rend, or tear something as prey; to be fixed
       upon, or engaged with, anything. [Obs.]
             Thus made she her remove, And left wrath tiring on
             her son.                              --Chapman.
             Upon that were my thoughts tiring.    --Shak.
  5. \Tire\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Tired}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Tiring}.] [OE. teorien to become weary, to fail, AS. teorian
    to be tired, be weary, to tire, exhaust; perhaps akin to E.
    tear to rend, the intermediate sense being, perhaps, to wear
    out; or cf. E. tarry.]
    To become weary; to be fatigued; to have the strength fail;
    to have the patience exhausted; as, a feeble person soon
  6. \Tire\, v. t.
    To exhaust the strength of, as by toil or labor; to exhaust
    the patience of; to wear out (one's interest, attention, or
    the like); to weary; to fatigue; to jade. --Shak.
          Tired with toil, all hopes of safety past. --Dryden.
    {To tire out}, to weary or fatigue to exhaustion; to harass.
    Syn: To jade; weary; exhaust; harass. See {Jade}.