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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Tire, n.
 1. Attire; apparel. [Archaic] “Having rich tire about you.”
 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. [Obs.] “The tire of war.”
 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.
 Note: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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Tyre n.  Curdled milk. [India]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Tyre, n. & v. Attire. See 2d and 3d Tire. [Obs.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Tyre, v. i. To prey upon. See 4th Tire. [Obs.]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a port in southern Lebanon on the Mediterranean Sea;
           formerly a major Phoenician seaport famous for silks
           [syn: Sur]
      2: hoop that covers a wheel; "automobile tires are usually made
         of rubber and filled with compressed air" [syn: tire]

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    a rock, now es-Sur; an ancient Phoenician city, about 23 miles,
    in a direct line, north of Acre, and 20 south of Sidon. Sidon
    was the oldest Phoenician city, but Tyre had a longer and more
    illustrious history. The commerce of the whole world was
    gathered into the warehouses of Tyre. "Tyrian merchants were the
    first who ventured to navigate the Mediterranean waters; and
    they founded their colonies on the coasts and neighbouring
    islands of the AEgean Sea, in Greece, on the northern coast of
    Africa, at Carthage and other places, in Sicily and Corsica, in
    Spain at Tartessus, and even beyond the pillars of Hercules at
    Gadeira (Cadiz)" (Driver's Isaiah). In the time of David a
    friendly alliance was entered into between the Hebrews and the
    Tyrians, who were long ruled over by their native kings (2 Sam.
    5:11; 1 Kings 5:1; 2 Chr. 2:3).
      Tyre consisted of two distinct parts, a rocky fortress on the
    mainland, called "Old Tyre," and the city, built on a small,
    rocky island about half-a-mile distant from the shore. It was a
    place of great strength. It was besieged by Shalmaneser, who was
    assisted by the Phoenicians of the mainland, for five years, and
    by Nebuchadnezzar (B.C. 586-573) for thirteen years, apparently
    without success. It afterwards fell under the power of Alexander
    the Great, after a siege of seven months, but continued to
    maintain much of its commercial importance till the Christian
    era. It is referred to in Matt. 11:21 and Acts 12:20. In A.D.
    1291 it was taken by the Saracens, and has remained a desolate
    ruin ever since.
      "The purple dye of Tyre had a worldwide celebrity on account
    of the durability of its beautiful tints, and its manufacture
    proved a source of abundant wealth to the inhabitants of that
      Both Tyre and Sidon "were crowded with glass-shops, dyeing and
    weaving establishments; and among their cunning workmen not the
    least important class were those who were celebrated for the
    engraving of precious stones." (2 Chr. 2:7,14).
      The wickedness and idolatry of this city are frequently
    denounced by the prophets, and its final destruction predicted
    (Isa. 23:1; Jer. 25:22; Ezek. 26; 28:1-19; Amos 1:9, 10; Zech.
      Here a church was founded soon after the death of Stephen, and
    Paul, on his return from his third missionary journey spent a
    week in intercourse with the disciples there (Acts 21:4). Here
    the scene at Miletus was repeated on his leaving them. They all,
    with their wives and children, accompanied him to the sea-shore.
    The sea-voyage of the apostle terminated at Ptolemais, about 38
    miles from Tyre. Thence he proceeded to Caesarea (Acts 21:5-8).
      "It is noticed on monuments as early as B.C. 1500, and
    claiming, according to Herodotus, to have been founded about
    B.C. 2700. It had two ports still existing, and was of
    commercial importance in all ages, with colonies at Carthage
    (about B.C. 850) and all over the Mediterranean. It was often
    attacked by Egypt and Assyria, and taken by Alexander the Great
    after a terrible siege in B.C. 332. It is now a town of 3,000
    inhabitants, with ancient tombs and a ruined cathedral. A short
    Phoenician text of the fourth century B.C. is the only monument
    yet recovered."

From: Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary (late 1800's)

 Tyre, Tyrus, strength; rock; sharp