Last modified on 24 August 2014, at 18:44
See also: tiré, tirë, tíre, and tìre

EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English tiren, tirien, teorien, from Old English tȳrian, tēorian (to fail, cease, become weary, be tired, exhausted; tire, weary, exhaust), from Proto-Germanic *tiuzōną (to cease), from Proto-Indo-European *deus-, *dēwǝ- (to fail, be behind, lag). Compare Ancient Greek δεύομαι (deúomai, to lack), Sanskrit [script?] (doṣa, crime, fault, vice, deficiency).[1] [Devanagari?]

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VerbEdit

tire (third-person singular simple present tires, present participle tiring, simple past and past participle tired) (of)

  1. (intransitive) To become sleepy or weary.
    • 2012 September 7, Phil McNulty, “Moldova 0-5 England”, BBC Sport:
      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.
  2. (transitive) To make sleepy or weary.
  3. (intransitive) To become bored or impatient (with)
    I tire of this book.
  4. (transitive) To bore
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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ J.P. Mallory & D.Q. Adams, Encyclopedia of Indo-European Culture, s.v. "lack: deu(s)-" (London: Fitzroy-Dearborn, 1997), 343.

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Etymology 2Edit

From Middle English tire (equipment) aphetic form of attire

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NounEdit

tire (plural tires)

  1. (obsolete) Accoutrements, accessories.
    • Philips
      the tire of war
  2. (obsolete) Dress, clothes, attire.
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, I.vii:
      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.
    • 1621, Robert Burton, The Anatomy of Melancholy, New York Review of Books 2001, p. 66:
      men like apes follow the fashions in tires, gestures, actions: if the king laugh, all laugh []
  3. A covering for the head; a headdress.
    • Spenser
      On her head she wore a tire of gold.
  4. Metal rim of a wheel, especially that of a railroad locomotive.
  5. The rubber covering on a wheel; a tyre.
  6. A child's apron covering the upper part of the body, and tied with tape or cord; a pinafore. Also tier.
Usage notesEdit
  • Tire is one of the few words where Canadian usage prefers the US spelling over the British / Commonwealth spelling.
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tire (third-person singular simple present tires, present participle tiring, simple past and past participle tired)

  1. (transitive, obsolete) To dress or adorn.
    • Bible, 2 Kings ix. 30
      [Jezebel] painted her face, and tired her head.
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Etymology 3Edit

French tirer (to draw or pull), akin to English tear (to rend).

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tire (third-person singular simple present tires, present participle tiring, simple past and past participle tired)

  1. (obsolete) To seize, pull, and tear prey, as a hawk does.
    • Shakespeare
      Even as an empty eagle, sharp by fast, / Tires with her beak on feathers, flesh, and bone.
    • Ben Jonson
      Ye dregs of baseness, vultures among men, / That tire upon the hearts of generous spirits.
  2. (obsolete) To seize, rend, or tear something as prey; to be fixed upon, or engaged with, anything.
    • Chapman
      Thus made she her remove, / And left wrath tiring on her son.
    • Shakespeare
      Upon that were my thoughts tiring.

Etymology 4Edit

NounEdit

tire (plural tires)

  1. A tier, row, or rank.
    • Milton
      In posture to displode their second tire / Of thunder.

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AsturianEdit

VerbEdit

tire

  1. first-person singular present subjunctive of tirar
  2. third-person singular present subjunctive of tirar

FrenchEdit

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tire

  1. first-person singular present indicative of tirer
  2. third-person singular present indicative of tirer
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of tirer
  4. third-person singular present subjunctive of tirer
  5. second-person singular imperative of tirer

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HausaEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • Hyphenation: tì‧r̃ê

NounEdit

tire m

  1. tray

PortugueseEdit

VerbEdit

tire

  1. first-person singular present subjunctive of tirar
  2. third-person singular present subjunctive of tirar
  3. first-person singular imperative of tirar
  4. third-person singular imperative of tirar

ScotsEdit

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tae tire (third-person singular simple present tires, present participle tirin, simple past tiret, past participle tiret)

  1. To tire.

SpanishEdit

VerbEdit

tire

  1. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of tirar.
  2. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of tirar.
  3. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of tirar.
  4. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of tirar.

TurkishEdit

NounEdit

tire (definite accusative [[{{{1}}}#Turkish|{{{1}}}]], plural [[{{{2}}}#Turkish|{{{2}}}]])

  1. "-" Hyphen-minus symbol, used as a hyphen, minus sign, and a dash.