tyre

[ tahyuh r ]
/ taɪər /

noun, verb (used with object), tyred, tyr·ing. British.

Definition for tyre (2 of 3)

Tyre

[ tahyuh r ]
/ taɪər /

noun

an ancient seaport of Phoenicia: one of the great cities of antiquity, famous for its navigators and traders; site of modern Sur.

Definition for tyre (3 of 3)

tire

2
[ tahyuh r ]
/ taɪər /

noun

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.
a metal band attached to the outside of the felloes and forming the tread of a wagon wheel.

verb (used with object), tired, tir·ing.

to furnish with tires.
Also British, tyre.

Origin of tire

2
First recorded in 1475–85; special use of tire3
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British Dictionary definitions for tyre (1 of 5)

tyre

US tire

/ (ˈtaɪə) /

noun

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 tubeSee also tubeless tyre, cross-ply, radial-ply
a ring of wear-resisting steel shrunk thermally onto a cast-iron railway wheel
a metal band or hoop attached to the rim of a wooden cartwheel

verb

(tr) to fit a tyre or tyres to (a wheel, vehicle, etc)

Word Origin for tyre

C18: variant of C15 tire, probably from tire ³

British Dictionary definitions for tyre (2 of 5)

Tyre

Tyr

/ (ˈtaɪə) /

noun

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

British Dictionary definitions for tyre (3 of 5)

tire

1
/ (ˈtaɪə) /

verb

(tr) to reduce the energy of, esp by exertion; weary
(tr; often passive) to reduce the tolerance of; bore or irritateI'm tired of the children's chatter
(intr) to become wearied or bored; flag

Derived Forms

tiring, adjective

Word Origin for tire

Old English tēorian, of unknown origin

British Dictionary definitions for tyre (4 of 5)

tire

2
/ (ˈtaɪə) /

noun, verb

the US spelling of tyre

British Dictionary definitions for tyre (5 of 5)

tire

3
/ (ˈtaɪə) /

verb, noun

an archaic word for attire
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