noun, verb (used with object), tyred, tyr·ing. British.
verb (used with object), tired, tir·ing.
Origin of tire2
Examples from the Web for tyre
Contemporary Examples of tyre
Last year I met a bomb victim, Ali Muorad, a good-natured twentysomething native of Tyre in southern Lebanon.Clinton's Cluster Bomb Hypocrisy
April 16, 2011
Historical Examples of tyre
By all means let him take up the Burden of Tyre, so long as he can take it lightly.Alarms and Discursions
G. K. Chesterton
The usual names of Rome, Tyre, and Carthage, were not their true and secret names.The Phantom World
The chief gods of Sidon and Tyre have nothing luxurious or effeminate about them.History of Religion
Then there were a few footmarks, and the tyre reappeared once more.The Return of Sherlock Holmes
Arthur Conan Doyle
Why speak of the war gathering from Tyre, and thy brother's menaces?The Aeneid of Virgil
Word Origin for tyre
Word Origin for tire
variant spelling of tire (n.), chiefly British English.
"to weary," also "to become weary," Old English teorian (Kentish tiorian), of unknown origin, not found outside English. Related: Tired; tiring.
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.