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Definition of Tire


  1. A tier, row, or rank. See Tier.
  2. Attire; apparel.
  3. A covering for the head; a headdress.
  4. A child's apron, covering the breast and having no sleeves; a pinafore; a tier.
  5. Furniture; apparatus; equipment.
  6. A hoop or band, as of metal, on the circumference of the wheel of a vehicle, to impart strength and receive the wear.
  7. To adorn; to attire; to dress.
  8. To seize, pull, and tear prey, as a hawk does.
  9. To seize, rend, or tear something as prey; to be fixed upon, or engaged with, anything.
  10. To become weary; to be fatigued; to have the strength fail; to have the patience exhausted; as, a feeble person soon tires.
  11. 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.

Tire Quotations

A horse is a thing of beauty... none will tire of looking at him as long as he displays himself in his splendor.

We will not waver; we will not tire; we will not falter, and we will not fail. Peace and Freedom will prevail.
George W. Bush

I rolled the second car that I ever owned, a Toyota 4 Runner. This was winter in Colorado, two weeks before the 2002 Olympic trials. I was driving in the outside lane, and my rear tire caught some black ice, and we totally turned sideways to the point where we were heading right toward the median.
Apolo Ohno

You will kill 10 of our men, and we will kill 1 of yours, and in the end it will be you who tire of it.
Ho Chi Minh

When we tire of well-worn ways, we seek for new. This restless craving in the souls of men spurs them to climb, and to seek the mountain view.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox
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Tire Translations

tire in French is fatiguer, pneu, pneumatique
tire in Italian is faticare
tire in Spanish is cansar
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