tyre

[ tahyuh r ]
/ taɪər /
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noun, verb (used with object), tyred, tyr·ing. British.


Nearby words

  1. tyrannously,
  2. tyrannulet,
  3. tyranny,
  4. tyrant,
  5. tyrant flycatcher,
  6. tyree,
  7. tyrian,
  8. tyrian purple,
  9. tyro,
  10. tyrocidine

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.

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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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

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

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 Formstiring, adjective

Word Origin for tire

Old English tēorian, of unknown origin

tire

2
/ (ˈtaɪə) /

noun, verb

the US spelling of tyre

tire

3
/ (ˈtaɪə) /

verb, noun

an archaic word for attire
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Word Origin and History for tyre
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