tire

1 [tahyuhr]
verb (used with object), tired, tiring.
1.
to reduce or exhaust the strength of, as by exertion; make weary; fatigue: The long walk tired him.
2.
to exhaust the interest, patience, etc., of; make weary; bore: Your stories tire me.
verb (used without object), tired, tiring.
3.
to have the strength reduced or exhausted, as by labor or exertion; become fatigued; be sleepy.
4.
to have one's appreciation, interest, patience, etc., exhausted; become or be weary; become bored (usually followed by of ): He soon tired of playing billiards.
noun
5.
British Dialect, fatigue.

Origin:
before 900; late Middle English (Scots) tyren (v.), Old English tȳrian, variant of tēorian to weary, be wearied


2. exasperate, irk.
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tire

2 [tahyuhr]
noun
1.
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.
2.
a metal band attached to the outside of the felloes and forming the tread of a wagon wheel.
verb (used with object), tired, tiring.
3.
to furnish with tires.
Also, British, tyre.


Origin:
1475–85; special use of tire3

tire

3 [tahyuhr]
verb (used with object), tired, tiring.
1.
Archaic. to dress (the head or hair), especially with a headdress.
2.
Obsolete. to attire or array.
noun
3.
Archaic. a headdress.
4.
Obsolete. attire or dress.

Origin:
1300–50; Middle English; aphetic variant of attire

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tire1 (ˈtaɪə)
 
vb
1.  (tr) to reduce the energy of, esp by exertion; weary
2.  (tr; often passive) to reduce the tolerance of; bore or irritate: I'm tired of the children's chatter
3.  (intr) to become wearied or bored; flag
 
[Old English tēorian, of unknown origin]
 
'tiring1
 
adj

tire2 (ˈtaɪə)
 
n, —vb
the US spelling of tyre

tire3 (ˈtaɪə)
 
vb, —n
an archaic word for attire

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Word Origin & History

tire
"to weary," also "to become weary," O.E. teorian (Kentish tiorian), of unknown origin, not found outside English. Tiresome "tedious" is first recorded c.1500.

tire
late 15c., "iron rim of a carriage wheel," probably from tire "equipment, dress, covering" (c.1300), an aphetic 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.
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Bible Dictionary

Tires definition


"To tire" the head is to adorn it (2 Kings 9:30). As a noun the word is derived from "tiara," and is the rendering of the Heb. p'er, a "turban" or an ornament for the head (Ezek. 24:17; R.V., "headtire;" 24:23). In Isa. 3:18 the word _saharonim_ is rendered "round tires like the moon," and in Judg. 8:21, 26 "ornaments," but in both cases "crescents" in the Revised Version.

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Example sentences
It travels in used tires, which are usually stored outdoors before being
  shipped around the world.
In the new wars hum of motors and the tread of rubber tires.
He toils at the foundries and never tires, and ever and ever his lot is toil.
He sometimes tires of the diplomatic trenches and goes over the top, sharing
  his ideas with a public microphone.
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