tire /ˈtaɪ(ə)r/ 動詞
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.]
Tire n. A tier, row, or rank. See Tier. [Obs.]
In posture to displode their second tire
Of thunder. --Milton.
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.
Tire, v. t. To adorn; to attire; to dress. [Obs.]
[Jezebel] painted her face, and tired her head. --2 Kings ix. 30.
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.
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.
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.
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]