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

tyre or (US) tire (ˈtaɪə)
 
n
1.  tubeless tyre cross-ply See also radial-ply 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 tube
2.  a ring of wear-resisting steel shrunk thermally onto a cast-iron railway wheel
3.  a metal band or hoop attached to the rim of a wooden cartwheel
 
vb
4.  (tr) to fit a tyre or tyres to (a wheel, vehicle, etc)
 
[C18: variant of C15 tire, probably from tire³]
 
tire or (US) tire
 
n
 
vb
 
[C18: variant of C15 tire, probably from tire³]

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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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Example sentences
Low tire pressure increases fuel consumption, speeds up tire wear and can
  change a car's handling from precise to mushy.
And psychologists and economists seemingly never tire of pointing this out to
  us.
Pundits never tire of dissecting the president's personality.
Anyone who has tried to replace a punctured tire or fix a leaky faucet knows
  the importance of having the right tool for the job.
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