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tyre

[tahyuh r] /taɪər/
noun, verb (used with object), tyred, tyring. British.
1.
tire2 .

tire2

[tahyuh r] /taɪər/
noun
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.
verb (used with object), tired, tiring.
3.
to furnish with tires.
Also, British, tyre.
Origin of tire2
1475-1485
First recorded in 1475-85; special use of tire3
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  • Smoothly and quickly the tyred wheels bore him on out to infinity.

    The King of Alsander James Elroy Flecker
  • Tew tyred to eat, tew; and the water hyar is regularly pisen; hev you-all seen it?

    The Woman Who Toils Mrs. John Van Vorst and Marie Van Vorst
  • "Why, what an ungrateful creature you are," cried the landlord of the tyred Inn, for that was who the pudgy little old fellow was.

British Dictionary definitions for tyred

tire1

/ˈtaɪə/
verb
1.
(transitive) to reduce the energy of, esp by exertion; weary
2.
(transitive; often passive) to reduce the tolerance of; bore or irritate: I'm tired of the children's chatter
3.
(intransitive) to become wearied or bored; flag
Derived Forms
tiring, adjective
Word Origin
Old English tēorian, of unknown origin

tire2

/ˈtaɪə/
noun, verb
1.
the US spelling of tyre

tire3

/ˈtaɪə/
verb, noun
1.
an archaic word for attire

tyre

/ˈtaɪə/
noun
1.
a rubber ring placed over the rim of a wheel of a road vehicle to provide traction and reduce road shocks, esp a hollow inflated ring (pneumatic tyre) consisting of a reinforced outer casing enclosing an inner tube See also tubeless tyre, cross-ply, radial-ply
2.
a ring of wear-resisting steel shrunk thermally onto a cast-iron railway wheel
3.
a metal band or hoop attached to the rim of a wooden cartwheel
verb
4.
(transitive) to fit a tyre or tyres to (a wheel, vehicle, etc)
Word Origin
C18: variant of C15 tire, probably from tire³

Tyre

/ˈtaɪə/
noun
1.
a port in S Lebanon, on the Mediterranean: founded about the 15th century bc; for centuries a major Phoenician seaport, famous for silks and its Tyrian-purple dye; now a small market town. Pop: 141 000 (2005 est) Arabic name Sur
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Word Origin and History for tyred

tire

v.

"to weary," also "to become weary," Old English teorian (Kentish tiorian), of unknown origin, not found outside English. Related: Tired; tiring.

n.

late 15c., "iron rim of a carriage wheel," probably from tire "equipment, dress, covering" (c.1300), a shortened form of attire. The notion is of the tire as the dressing of the wheel. The original spelling was tyre, which had shifted to tire in 17c.-18c., but since early 19c. tyre has been revived in Great Britain and become standard there. Rubber ones, for bicycles (later automobiles) are from 1870s.

tire

n.

late 15c., "iron rim of a carriage wheel," probably from tire "equipment, dress, covering" (c.1300), a shortened form of attire. The notion is of the tire as the dressing of the wheel. The original spelling was tyre, which had shifted to tire in 17c.-18c., but since early 19c. tyre has been revived in Great Britain and become standard there. Rubber ones, for bicycles (later automobiles) are from 1870s.

tyre

n.

variant spelling of tire (n.), chiefly British English.

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Slang definitions & phrases for tyred

tire

Related Terms

flat tire, spare tire

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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