noun, verb (used with object), tyred, tyr·ing. British.
- tyrant flycatcher,
- tyrian purple,
verb (used with object), tired, tir·ing.
Origin of tire2
Examples from the Web for tyre
Last year I met a bomb victim, Ali Muorad, a good-natured twentysomething native of Tyre in southern Lebanon.
Tyre was the great commercial centre of the world at that time, as Babylon was the centre of imperial power.Beacon Lights of History, Volume II|John Lord
Why, he seemed to say nothing except to ask how he could get from here to Tyre.The Adventures of Captain Mago|Lon Cahun
Tyre stood on an island of Phœnicia in the extreme eastern end of the Mediterranean Sea.Invention|Bradley A. Fiske
Three days after Memphis fell, and this was soon afterwards followed by the surrender of Tyre and its king.
Next to Sidon is Tyre,604 the largest and most ancient city of the Phœnicians.
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.