Definition and Meanings for tire

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Part of Speech of tire

noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun

Etymology of tire

aphetic form of attire; oe. tir, a tir. see attire probably the same word, and so called as being an attire or covering for the wheel f. tirer to draw or pull; of teutonic origin, and akin to e. tear to rend. see tirade 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

Meaning of tire


as noun

  • a tier, row, or rank. see tier.

as noun

  • attire; apparel.
  • a covering for the head; a headdress.
  • a child's apron, covering the breast and having no sleeves; a pinafore; a tier.
  • furniture; apparatus; equipment.
  • a ring, hoop or band, as of rubber or metal, on the circumference of the wheel of a vehicle, to impart strength and receive the wear. in britain, spelled tyre.

as transitive verb

  • to adorn; to attire; to dress.

as intransitive verb

  • to seize, pull, and tear prey, as a hawk does.
  • to seize, rend, or tear something as prey; to be fixed upon, or engaged with, anything.

as intransitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun

  • to become weary; to be fatigued; to have the strength fail; to have the patience exhausted; as, a feeble person soon tires.

as transitive verb

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