1. To diminish the strength or energy of; fatigue.
2. To exhaust the interest or patience of; bore.
[Middle English tiren, from Old English torian, tyrian; see deu-1 in Indo-European roots.]
Synonyms: tire1, weary, fatigue, exhaust, jade2 These verbs mean to cause or undergo depletion of strength, energy, spirit, interest, or patience. Tire often suggests a state resulting from exertion, excess, dullness, or ennui: When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life (Samuel Johnson). Weary often implies dissatisfaction, as that resulting from what is irksome or boring: found the long journey wearying; soon wearied of their constant bickering. Fatigue implies great weariness, as that caused by stress or overwork: fatigued by an endless rotation of thought and wild alarms (Mary Wollstonecraft). To exhaust means to wear out completely, and it connotes total draining of physical or emotional strength: Like all people who try to exhaust a subject, he exhausted his listeners (Oscar Wilde). Jade refers principally to dullness that most often results from overindulgence: Contemplation of works of art without understanding them jades the faculties and enslaves the intelligence (John Ruskin).
1. A covering for a wheel, usually made of rubber reinforced with cords of nylon, fiberglass, or other material and filled with compressed air.
2. A hoop of metal or rubber fitted around a wheel.
[Middle English, iron rim of a wheel, probably from tir, attire, short for atire, from attiren, to attire; see attire.]
tr.v.tired, tir·ing, tires
To adorn or attire.
2. A headband or headdress.
[Middle English tiren, short for attiren, to attire; see attire.]
tire /tar/ v.tired, tiring, tires1 [I;T] to weaken, become fatigued: He tires when he walks a long distance.2 [T] to bore, irritate: Listening to long speeches tires the audience. n. the outer covering of a vehicles wheel where air is put: My bicycle got a flat tire this morning on my way to work.-adj.tiring.