tire1 [tīr]
tired, tiring [ME tiren < OE tiorian, to fail, be tired, prob. < Gmc * tiuzōn, to stay behind < IE * deus-, to cease < base * deu-, to move forward]
1. to become in need of rest; become weary or fatigued through exertion
2. to lose interest or patience; become bored or impatient: usually with of
1. to diminish the strength of by exertion, etc.; fatigue; weary: often with out
2. to diminish the patience or interest of, as by dull talk, etc.; make weary; bore
tire2 [tīr]
[ME tyre, prob. var. (in sense “equipment”) of TIRE3]
1. a hoop of iron or rubber around the wheel of a vehicle, forming the tread
2. an inflatable, vulcanized rubber or synthetic casing sealed to a wheel rim by a specified pressure and designed to reduce shock, improve traction and handling, etc.; tubeless tire: it has replaced the tube-type tire which contains a separate, soft, thin rubber inner tube to hold the air: see RADIAL (PLY) TIRE
tired, tiring
to furnish with tires
tire3 [tīr]
tired, tiring [ME tiren, aphetic for atiren, ATTIRE]
to attire or dress
[ME < atir: see TIRE3 vt.]
1. attire
2. a woman's headdress

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