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Meaning of tire

tire

Pronunciation: (tīr), [key]
— v., n. tired, tir•ing,
—v.t.
  1. to reduce or exhaust the strength of, as by exertion; make weary; fatigue: The long walk tired him.
  2. to exhaust the interest, patience, etc., of; make weary; bore: Your stories tire me.
—v.i.
  1. to have the strength reduced or exhausted, as by labor or exertion; become fatigued; be sleepy.
  2. to have one's appreciation, interest, patience, etc., exhausted; become or be weary; become bored (usually fol. by of&hasp;): He soon tired of playing billiards.
—n.
  1. fatigue.

tire

Pronunciation: (tīr), [key]
— n., v., tired, tir•ing.
—n.
  1. a ring or band of rubber, either solid or hollow and inflated, or of metal, placed over the rim of a wheel to provide traction, resistance to wear, or other desirable properties.
  2. a metal band attached to the outside of the felloes and forming the tread of a wagon wheel.
—v.t.
  1. to furnish with tires.

tire

Pronunciation: (tīr), [key]
— v., n. tired, tir•ing,
—v.t.
  1. to dress (the head or hair), esp. with a headdress.
  2. to attire or array.
—n.
  1. a headdress.
  2. attire or dress.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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