Definition of Tire

1. Noun. Hoop that covers a wheel. "Automobile tires are usually made of rubber and filled with compressed air"

Exact synonyms: Tyre
Specialized synonyms: Auto Tire, Automobile Tire, Car Tire, Rubber Tire, Pneumatic Tire, Pneumatic Tyre, Wagon Tire
Generic synonyms: Hoop, Ring

2. Verb. Lose interest or become bored with something or somebody. "I'm so tired of your mother and her complaints about my food"
Exact synonyms: Fatigue, Jade, Pall, Weary
Generic synonyms: Degenerate, Deteriorate, Devolve, Drop
Specialized synonyms: Conk Out, Peter Out, Poop Out, Run Down, Run Out, Retire, Withdraw
Derivative terms: Fatigue, Jade

3. Verb. Exhaust or get tired through overuse or great strain or stress. "Sam wants to tire with Sue "; "We wore ourselves out on this hike"
Exact synonyms: Fag, Fag Out, Fatigue, Jade, Outwear, Tire Out, Wear, Wear Down, Wear Out, Wear Upon, Weary
Generic synonyms: Indispose
Specialized synonyms: Beat, Exhaust, Tucker, Tucker Out, Wash Up, Overfatigue, Overtire, Overweary
Causes: Fatigue, Jade, Pall, Weary
Derivative terms: Fatigue, Jade, Wear
Antonyms: Refresh

4. Verb. Deplete. "They tire the money "; "We quickly played out our strength"
Exact synonyms: Exhaust, Play Out, Run Down, Sap
Related verbs: Play Out
Generic synonyms: Consume, Deplete, Eat, Eat Up, Exhaust, Run Through, Use Up, Wipe Out
Derivative terms: Exhaustion, Sapper

5. Verb. Cause to be bored. "The performance is likely to tire Sue"
Exact synonyms: Bore
Derivative terms: Bore
Antonyms: Interest

Definition of Tire

1. n. A tier, row, or rank. See Tier.

2. n. Attire; apparel.

3. v. t. To adorn; to attire; to dress.

4. v. i. To seize, pull, and tear prey, as a hawk does.

5. v. i. To become weary; to be fatigued; to have the strength fail; to have the patience exhausted; as, a feeble person soon tires.

6. 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.

Definition of Tire

1. Noun. (obsolete) Accoutrements, accessories. ¹

2. Noun. (obsolete) Dress, clothes, attire. ¹

3. Noun. Metal rim of a wheel, especially that of a railroad locomotive. ¹

4. Noun. The rubber covering on a wheel; a tyre ¹

5. Verb. (transitive, obsolete) To dress or adorn. ¹

6. Verb. (intransitive) To become sleepy or weary. ¹

7. Verb. (transitive) To make sleepy or weary. ¹

8. Verb. (intransitive) To become bored or impatient (with) ¹

9. Verb. (transitive) To bore ¹

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Definition of Tire

1. to grow tired [v TIRED, TIRING, TIRES]

Medical Definition of Tire

1. 1. To seize, pull, and tear prey, as a hawk does. "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. "Thus made she her remove, And left wrath tiring on her son." (Chapman) "Upon that were my thoughts tiring." (Shak) Origin: F. Tirer to draw or pull; of Teutonic origin, and akin to E. Tear to rend. See Tirade. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Tire

tire (current term)
tire-pressure gauge
tire barrier
tire bead
tire chains
tire gauge
tire iron
tire kicker
tire kickers
tire out
tire tool
tired and emotional

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