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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 tire /ˈtaɪr/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 tire /ˈtaɪ(ə)r/ 動詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ti·er, n.  A chold's apron covering the upper part of the body, and tied with tape or cord; a pinafore. [Written also tire.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Tire n. A tier, row, or rank. See Tier. [Obs.]
 In posture to displode their second tire
 Of thunder.   --Milton.

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)

 Tire, v. t. To adorn; to attire; to dress. [Obs.]
    [Jezebel] painted her face, and tired her head.   --2 Kings ix. 30.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Tire, v. i.
 1. To seize, pull, and tear prey, as a hawk does. [Obs.]
 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. [Obs.]
 Thus made she her remove,
 And left wrath tiring on her son.   --Chapman.
    Upon that were my thoughts tiring.   --Shak.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Tire, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Tired p. pr. & vb. n. Tiring.]  To become weary; to be fatigued; to have the strength fail; to have the patience exhausted; as, a feeble person soon tires.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Tire, v. 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.
    Tired with toil, all hopes of safety past.   --Dryden.
 To tire out, to weary or fatigue to exhaustion; to harass.
 Syn: -- To jade; weary; exhaust; harass. See Jade.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : hoop that covers a wheel; "automobile tires are usually made
          of rubber and filled with compressed air" [syn: tyre]
      v 1: get tired of something or somebody [syn: pall, weary, fatigue,
      2: exhaust or tire through overuse or great strain or stress;
         "We wore ourselves out on this hike" [syn: wear upon, tire
         out, wear, weary, jade, wear out, outwear, wear
         down, fag out, fag, fatigue] [ant: refresh]
      3: deplete; "exhaust one's savings"; "We quickly played out our
         strength" [syn: run down, exhaust, play out, sap]
      4: cause to be bored [syn: bore] [ant: interest]