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tyre

See also: Tyre

EnglishEdit

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Etymology 1Edit

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.

An antique tyre

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NounEdit

tyre (plural tyres)

  1. (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 notesEdit

Tyre is one of the few words where Canadian usage prefers the US spelling over the British/Commonwealth spelling.

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Etymology 2Edit

From Tamil.

NounEdit

tyre (uncountable)

  1. (India) curdled milk

Etymology 3Edit

NounEdit

tyre (uncountable) (obsolete)

  1. attire

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AlbanianEdit

AdjectiveEdit

i tyre m (feminine e tyre, m plural e tyre, f plural e tyre)

  1. their

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DanishEdit

NounEdit

tyre c

  1. plural indefinite of tyr