From (etyl) tiren, tirien, teorien, from (etyl)
* (l) (dialectal)
To become sleepy or weary.
, date=September 7
, author=Phil McNulty
, title=Moldova 0-5 England
, work=BBC Sport
, passage=As Moldova understandably tired
after a night of ball chasing, Everton left-back Baines scored his first international goal as his deflected free-kick totally wrong-footed Namasco.}}
To make sleepy or weary.
To become bored or impatient (with)
- I tire of this book.
* (rubber covering on a wheel) tyre
(obsolete) Accoutrements, accessories.
(obsolete) Dress, clothes, attire.
* 1590 , Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene , I.vii:
- the tire of war
*, New York Review of Books 2001, p.66:
- Ne spared they to strip her naked all. / Then when they had despoild her tire and call, / Such as she was, their eyes might her behold.
A covering for the head; a headdress.
- men like apes follow the fashions in tires , gestures, actions: if the king laugh, all laugh […].
Metal rim of a wheel, especially that of a railroad locomotive.
(lb) The rubber covering on a wheel; a tyre.
A child's apron covering the upper part of the body, and tied with tape or cord; a pinafore. Also tier.
- On her head she wore a tire of gold.
* Tire is one of the few words where Canadian usage prefers the US spelling over the British spelling.
(obsolete) To dress or adorn.
* Bible, 2 Kings ix. 30
- [Jezebel] painted her face, and tired her head.
(obsolete) To seize, pull, and tear prey, as a hawk does.
* Ben Jonson
- Even as an empty eagle, sharp by fast, / Tires with her beak on feathers, flesh, and bone.
(obsolete) To seize, rend, or tear something as prey; to be fixed upon, or engaged with, anything.
- Ye dregs of baseness, vultures among men, / That tire upon the hearts of generous spirits.
- Thus made she her remove, / And left wrath tiring on her son.
- Upon that were my thoughts tiring .
A tier, row, or rank.
- In posture to displode their second tire / Of thunder.
Resembling or characteristic of a tire (protective wheel covering).