tyre

[ tahyuhr ]
/ taɪər /

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

QUIZZES

LEARN THE SPANISH WORDS FOR THESE COMMON ANIMALS!

Are you learning Spanish? Or do you just have an interest in foreign languages? Either way, this quiz on Spanish words for animals is for you.
Question 1 of 13
How do you say “cat” 🐈 in Spanish?

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.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

Example sentences from the Web for tyre

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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012