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 tyred
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.Bikey the Skicycle and Other Tales of Jimmieboy|John Kendrick Bangs
Word Origin for tire
Word Origin for tyre
"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.
variant spelling of tire (n.), chiefly British English.