Definitions for: Tire


[n] hoop that covers a wheel; "automobile tires are usually made of rubber and filled with compressed air"
[v] exhaust or tire though overuse or great strain or stress; "We wore ourselves out on this hike"
[v] get tired of something or somebody
[v] cause to be bored
[v] deplete; "exhaust one's savings"; "We quickly played out our strength"



Webster (1913) Definition: Tire, n.
A tier, row, or rank. See Tier. [Obs.]

In posture to displode their second tire Of thunder.
--Milton.


Tire, n. [Aphetic form of attire; OE. tir, a tir. See
Attire.]
1. Attire; apparel. [Archaic] ``Having rich tire about you.''
--Shak.

2. A covering for the head; a headdress.

On her head she wore a tire of gold. --Spenser.

3. A child's apron, covering the breast and having no
sleeves; a pinafore; a tier.

4. Furniture; apparatus; equipment. [Obs.] ``The tire of
war.'' --Philips.

5. [Probably the same word, and so called as being an attire
or covering for the wheel.] A hoop or band, as of metal,
on the circumference of the wheel of a vehicle, to impart
strength and receive the wear.

Note: The iron tire of a wagon wheel or cart wheel binds the
fellies together. The tire of a locomotive or
railroad-car wheel is a heavy hoop of iron or steel
shrunk tightly upon an iron central part. The wheel of
a bicycle has a tire of India rubber.


Tire, v. t.
To adorn; to attire; to dress. [Obs.]

[Jezebel] painted her face, and tired her head. --2
Kings ix. 30.


Tire, v. i. [F. tirer to draw or pull; of Teutonic
origin, and akin to E. tear to rend. See Tirade.]
1. To seize, pull, and tear prey, as a hawk does. [Obs.]

Even as an empty eagle, sharp by fast, Tires with
her beak on feathers, flesh, and bone. --Shak.

Ye dregs of baseness, vultures among men, That tire
upon the hearts of generous spirits. --B. Jonson.

2. To seize, rend, or tear something as prey; to be fixed
upon, or engaged with, anything. [Obs.]

Thus made she her remove, And left wrath tiring on
her son. --Chapman.

Upon that were my thoughts tiring. --Shak.


Tire, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Tired; p. pr. & vb. n.
Tiring.] [OE. teorien to become weary, to fail, AS. teorian
to be tired, be weary, to tire, exhaust; perhaps akin to E.
tear to rend, the intermediate sense being, perhaps, to wear
out; or cf. E. tarry.]
To become weary; to be fatigued; to have the strength fail;
to have the patience exhausted; as, a feeble person soon
tires.


Tire, v. t.
To exhaust the strength of, as by toil or labor; to exhaust
the patience of; to wear out (one's interest, attention, or
the like); to weary; to fatigue; to jade. --Shak.

Tired with toil, all hopes of safety past. --Dryden.

To tire out, to weary or fatigue to exhaustion; to harass.

Syn: To jade; weary; exhaust; harass. See Jade.

Synonyms: bore, exhaust, fag, fag out, fatigue, jade, outwear, play out, run down, sap, tire out, tyre, wear, wear down, wear out, wear upon, weary

Antonyms: freshen, interest, refresh, refreshen

See Also: auto tire, automobile tire, beat, car tire, conk out, consume, degenerate, deplete, deteriorate, drop, eat, eat up, exhaust, hoop, indispose, overfatigue, overtire, overweary, pall, peter out, pneumatic tire, pneumatic tyre, poop out, retire, ring, rubber tire, run down, run out, run through, tire, tread, tucker, tucker out, use up, wagon tire, wash up, wipe out, withdraw

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