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Tire

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Noun, Verb (usu participle), Verb (transitive), Verb (intransitive)

CIDE DICTIONARY

Tiren. 
     A tier, row, or rank. See Tier.  [1913 Webster]
    "In posture to displode their second tire
    Of thunder.
    "  [1913 Webster]
Tiren. [Aphetic form of attire; OE. tir, a tir. See Attire.].
  •  Attire; apparel.  Shak.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A covering for the head; a headdress.  [1913 Webster]
    "On her head she wore a tire of gold."  [1913 Webster]
  •  A child's apron, covering the breast and having no sleeves; a pinafore; a tier.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Furniture; apparatus; equipment.  Philips.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A ring, hoop or band, as of rubber or metal, on the circumference of the wheel of a vehicle, to impart strength and receive the wear. In Britain, spelled tyre.  [1913 Webster]
    " 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 or road vehicle (automobile, motorcyle, truck) has a tire of rubber, which is typically hollow inside and inflated with air to lessen the shocks from bumps on uneven roads."  [1913 Webster]
Tirev. t. 
     To adorn; to attire; to dress.  [1913 Webster]
    "[Jezebel] painted her face, and tired her head."  [1913 Webster]
Tirev. i. [F. tirer to draw or pull; of Teutonic origin, and akin to E. tear to rend. See Tirade.].
  •  To seize, pull, and tear prey, as a hawk does.  [1913 Webster]
    "Even as an empty eagle, sharp by fast,
    Tires with her beak on feathers, flesh, and bone.
    "  [1913 Webster]
    "Ye dregs of baseness, vultures among men,
    That tire upon the hearts of generous spirits.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  To seize, rend, or tear something as prey; to be fixed upon, or engaged with, anything.  [1913 Webster]
    "Thus made she her remove,
    And left wrath tiring on her son.
    "  [1913 Webster]
    "Upon that were my thoughts tiring."  [1913 Webster]
Tirev. i. [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.  [1913 Webster]
Tirev. 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.  [1913 Webster]
    "Tired with toil, all hopes of safety past."  [1913 Webster]
To tire out, to weary or fatigue to exhaustion; to harass.
Syn. -- To jade; weary; exhaust; harass. See Jade.

OXFORD DICTIONARY

Tire, v.
1 tr. & intr. make or grow weary.
2 tr. exhaust the patience or interest of; bore.
3 tr. (in passive; foll. by of) have had enough of; be fed up with (was tired of arguing).

Tire, n.
1 a band of metal placed round the rim of a wheel to strengthen it.
2 US var. of TYRE.

Etymology
ME, perh. = archaic tire head-dress

THESAURUS

Tire

annoy, apparel, array, attire, balloon tire, be infinitely repetitive, be tedious, beat, bedeck, bedrape, belted bias tire, belted radial tire, bias tire, blow, bore, bother, break down, bundle up, burden, burn out, clothe, collapse, crack up, crush one, debilitate, deck, dight, disgust, do in, do up, drag on, drain, drape, dress, droop, drop, dud, enclothe, endue, enervate, enfeeble, ennui, enrobe, enshroud, envelop, enwrap, exasperate, exhaust, exhaustion, fag, fag out, faint, fatigue, felly, flag, frazzle, garb, garment, gasp, get tired, give out, glut, go on forever, grow weary, habilitate, harass, haunt, haunt the memory, invest, irk, irritate, jade, knock out, knock up, lap, lassitude, muffle up, nauseate, nonskid tire, obsess, oppress, overfatigue, overstrain, overtire, overweary, pall, pant, peter out, play out, pneumatic tire, poop, poop out, prey on, prostrate, prostration, puff, puff and blow, radial tire, rag out, raiment, retread, retreaded tire, rim, robe, run down, run out, safety tire, sap, satiate, sheathe, shroud, sicken, sink, snow tire, studded tire, succumb, swaddle, swathe, tire out, tire to death, tiredness, tubeless tire, tucker, use up, weaken, wear, wear down, wear on, wear out, wear upon one, weariness, weary, weigh upon, weight down, wheeze, white sidewall tire, wilt, wind, winter tire, worn-out, wrap, wrap up

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Tire

Fatigue

VB be fatigued, yawn, droop, sink, flag, lose breath, lose wind, gasp, pant, puff, blow, drop, swoon, faint, succumb, fatigue, tire, weary, irk, flag, jade, harass, exhaust, knock up, wear out, prostrate, tax, task, strain, overtask, overwork, overburden, overtax, overstrain.

Painfulness

VB cause pain, occasion pain, give pain, bring pain, induce pain, produce pain, create pain, inflict pain, pain, hurt, wound, pinch, prick, gripe, pierce, lancinate, cut, hurt the feelings, wound the feelings, grate upon the feelings, grate upon the nerves, jar upon the feelings, wring the heart, pierce the heart, lacerate the heart, break the heart, rend the heart, make the heart bleed, tear the heart strings, rend the heart strings, draw tears from the eyes, sadden, make unhappy, plunge into sorrow, grieve, fash, afflict, distress, cut up, cut to the heart, displease, annoy, incommode, discompose, trouble, disquiet, faze, feaze, feeze, disturb, cross, perplex, molest, tease, tire, irk, vex, mortify, wherret, worry, plague, bother, pester, bore, pother, harass, harry, badger, heckle, bait, beset, infest, persecute, importune, wring, harrow, torment, torture, bullyrag, put to the rack, put to the question, break on the wheel, rack, scarify, cruciate, crucify, convulse, agonize, barb the dart, plant a dagger in the breast, plant a thorn in one's side, irritate, provoke, sting, nettle, try the patience, pique, fret, rile, tweak the nose, chafe, gall, sting to the quick, wound to the quick, cut to the quick, aggrieve, affront, enchafe, enrage, ruffle, sour the temper, give offense, maltreat, bite, snap at, assail, smite, sicken, disgust, revolt, nauseate, disenchant, repel, offend, shock, stink in the nostrils, go against the stomach, turn the stomach, make one sick, set the teeth on edge, go against the grain, grate on the ear, stick in one's throat, stick in one's gizzard, rankle, gnaw, corrode, horrify, appal, appall, freeze the blood, make the flesh creep, make the hair stand on end, make the blood curdle, make the blood run cold, make one shudder, haunt the memory, weigh on the heart, prey on the heart, weigh on the mind, prey on the mind, weigh on the spirits, prey on the spirits, bring one's gray hairs with sorrow to the grave, add a nail to one's coffin.

Weariness

VB weary, tire, bore, bore to death, weary to death, tire to death, bore out of one's skull, bore out of one's life, weary out of one's life, tire out of one's life, bore out of all patience, weary out of all patience, wear out one's patience, tire out of all patience, set to sleep, send to sleep, buttonhole, pall, sicken, nauseate, disgust, harp on the same string, drag its slow length along, drag its weary length along, never hear the last of, be tired of, be sick of, be tired with, yawn, die with ennui, MEGO, my eyes glaze over.

Satiety

VB sate, satiate, satisfy, saturate, cloy, quench, slake, pall, glut, gorge, surfeit, bore, tire, spoil, have enough of, have quite enough of, have one's fill, have too much of, be satiated.

Rotation

N rotation, revolution, spinning, gyration, turning about an axis, turning aound an axis, circulation, roll, circumrotation, circumvolution, circumgyration, volutation, circination, turbination, pirouette, convolution, verticity, whir, whirl, eddy, vortex, whirlpool, gurge, countercurrent, Maelstrom, Charybdis, Ixion, cyclone, tornado, whirlwind, dust devil, spin-out, axis, axis of rotation, swivel, pivot, pivot point, axle, spindle, pin, hinge, pole, arbor, bobbin, mandrel, axle shaft, gymbal, hub, hub of rotation, helix, helical motion, angular momentum, angular velocity, revolutions per minute, RPM, centrifugal force, surge, vertigo, dizzy round, coriolus force, carousel, merry-go-round, Ferris wheel, top, dreidel, teetotum, gyroscope, turntable, lazy suzan, screw, whirligig, rollingstone, water wheel, windmill, wheel, pulley wheel, roulette wheel, potter's wheel, pinwheel, gear, roller, flywheel, jack, caster, centrifuge, ultracentrifuge, bench centrifuge, refrigerated centrifuge, gas centrifuge, microfuge, drill, augur, oil rig, wagon wheel, wheel, tire, tyre, trochilics, whirling dervish, rotating, rotary, rotary, circumrotatory, trochilic, vertiginous, gyratory, vortical, vorticose, head over heels, round and round, like a horse in a mill.


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