tyre

[ tahyuhr ]
/ taɪər /

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

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Definition for tyre (2 of 2)

Tyre
[ tahyuhr ]
/ taɪər /

noun

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

  • 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 tyre (1 of 2)

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 2)

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
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