Tire

Definition of Tire

n.1.A tier, row, or rank. See Tier.
In posture to displode their second tire
Of thunder.
- Milton.
1.Attire; apparel.
2.A covering for the head; a headdress.
On her head she wore a tire of gold.
- Spenser.
3.A child's apron, covering the breast and having no sleeves; a pinafore; a tier.
4.Furniture; apparatus; equipment.
5.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.
v. t.1.To adorn; to attire; to dress.
[Jezebel] painted her face, and tired her head.
- 2 Kings ix. 30.
v. i.1.To seize, pull, and tear prey, as a hawk does.
Even as an empty eagle, sharp by fast,
Tires with her beak on feathers, flesh, and bone.
- Shak.
Ye dregs of baseness, vultures among men,
That tire upon the hearts of generous spirits.
- B. Jonson.
2.To seize, rend, or tear something as prey; to be fixed upon, or engaged with, anything.
Thus made she her remove,
And left wrath tiring on her son.
- Chapman.
Upon that were my thoughts tiring.
- Shak.
1.To become weary; to be fatigued; to have the strength fail; to have the patience exhausted; as, a feeble person soon tires.
[imp. & p. p. Tired ; p. pr. & vb. n. Tiring.]
v. t.1.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.
Tired with toil, all hopes of safety past.
- Dryden.
To tire out
to weary or fatigue to exhaustion; to harass.

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