Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Tire \Tire\, n. [Aphetic form of attire; OE. tir, a tir. See Attire.]
Attire; apparel. [Archaic] ``Having rich tire about you.''
A covering for the head; a headdress.
On her head she wore a tire of gold.
A child's apron, covering the breast and having no sleeves; a pinafore; a tier.
Furniture; apparatus; equipment. [Obs.] ``The tire of war.''
[Probably the same word, and so called as being an attire or covering for the wheel.] 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.
Etymology 1 alt. (label en British spelling Irish, South African, Australian and NZ spelling) The ring-shaped protective covering around a wheel which is usually made of rubber or plastic composite and is either pneumatic or solid. n. (label en British spelling Irish, South African, Australian and NZ spelling) The ring-shaped protective covering around a wheel which is usually made of rubber or plastic composite and is either pneumatic or solid. Etymology 2
n. (context India English) curdled milk Etymology 3
Tyre may refer to:
- Tyre (wheel), or tire, the outer part of a wheel
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
variant spelling of tire (n.), chiefly British English.
Usage examples of "tyre".
On the metalled road the rubbered tyres spun silently, and only the flying hoofs clattered and soon they had left the made road and turned on to the hard-beaten track that led to Billabong, where progress was even smoother.
Tyre and Sidon, was in the possession of the Canaanites, and called Canaan.
I really needed to know I walked over to the heli and kicked the tyres.
Her regent on Cyprus did send ships, as did Tyre and Aradus in Phoeniciabut not enough to content Cassius, who resolved to invade Egypt and show its Caesarean queen that a Liberator was not to be taken lightly.
It was two tyre ruts in the machair with a central ridge of grass and small boulders to threaten his sump.
This reference is said to doubtless refer to the islands of the Aegian Sea, from whence many claim , the Tyrians obtained the shell-fish,--the murex and papura, which produced the dark-blue and bright-scarlet coloring materials, the employment of which contributed so much to the fame of ancient Tyre.
There are huge hills of boiled-down murex remains all around the landward side of Tyre, taller than the buildings, which seem to kiss the sky.
Tyre had taken them to Nahal Litani, a river northeast of the port city.
Following the meandering Dourbie, it ran snakily from patches of staring moonlight to patches of inky shadows, now on narrow ledges high over the brawling stream, now dipping so low that the tyres were almost level with the plane of broken waters.
The circular-sectioned living space was like a highly pressurised tyre bulging from the inner rim, and where its tread would have been hung the gantries and docks where the ships of the Affront and a dozen other species came and went.
And when the people beyond the Israelitish boundaries, from the coasts of Tyre and Sidon, cried after Him, He did not listen to the exclusivistic warnings of His disciples, but He distributed even there His divine mercy.
She and Pip and Daisy had gone into the shop, which sold bicycles, tyres, pumps, bells, hooters, torches, toys, prams, and many other things.
But somethingperhaps a quake caused by the Tyre Macula nuclear devicehad deflated its insulating raft, and perhaps some biowar macroform had destroyed its heat sink.
Court of Bourgesses are not entitled to delay your permission to leave unreasonably unless they have reason to suspect you are a criminal or owe monies in Tyre.
If my miracles had been done in Tyre or Sidon, they would have repented long ago.