Tyre vs Tyred - What's the difference?

tyre | tyred |

As a proper noun tyre

is an ancient sea port and city state of phoenecia, in present-day lebanon.

As an adjective tyred is

(lb) having a certain number, or type, or tyre.



(wikipedia tyre)

Etymology 1

The Oxford English Dictionary suggests that the word derives from (attire), while other sources suggest a connection with the verb to'' (tie). The spelling ''tyre'' is used in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand after being revived in the 19th century. Both ''tyre'' and (tire) were used in the 15th and 16th centuries. The United States did not adopt the revival of ''tyre'', and ''(tire) is the only spelling currently used there and in Canada.

Alternative forms

* (qualifier) tire


(en noun)
  • (Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa, UK) The ring-shaped protective covering around a wheel which is usually made of rubber or plastic composite and is either pneumatic or solid.
  • Usage notes
    Tyre is one of the few words where Canadian usage prefers the US spelling over the British/Commonwealth spelling.

    Etymology 2

    From Tamil.


  • (India) curdled milk
  • Etymology 3


  • attire
  • References



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    Alternative forms

    * tired


  • (lb) Having a certain number, or type, or tyre
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