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Tyro \Ty"ro\, n.; pl. Tyros. [L. tiro a newlylevied soldier, a beginner.] A beginner in learning; one who is in the rudiments of any branch of study; a person imperfectly acquainted with a subject; a novice. [Written also tiro.]

The management of tyros of eighteen Is difficult.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1610s, from Medieval Latin tyro, variant of Latin tiro (plural tirones) "young soldier, recruit, beginner," of unknown origin.


n. A beginner; a novice. (from 17th c.)


n. someone new to a field or activity [syn: novice, beginner, tiro, initiate]

Tyro, KS -- U.S. city in Kansas
Population (2000): 226
Housing Units (2000): 105
Land area (2000): 0.528020 sq. miles (1.367566 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 0.528020 sq. miles (1.367566 sq. km)
FIPS code: 71925
Located within: Kansas (KS), FIPS 20
Location: 37.035742 N, 95.821679 W
ZIP Codes (1990):
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Tyro, KS
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Tyro (disambiguation)

Tyro can refer to:

  • Tyro, character in Greek mythology
  • Tyro Payments, an Australian payments bank
  • Tyro, Kansas, United States
  • Tyro, Mississippi, United States
  • Tyro, North Carolina, United States
  • Tyro, Virginia, United States

Usage examples of "tyro".

There had even been a statement, shortly after he bought Launde Abbey, that he was only going to invite female students to become his tyros, providing himself with a harem of muses.

Psych, was largely responsible for the manship umbilicus, and he told every new class of tyros the same thing.

Phryx and Toct, Gat and Chambalor and Ringarim, Bemkah and Kopt, Tyros and Thanzid and Tobool.

They represented my ancestors as a race of hereditary daemons beside whom Gilles de Retz and the Marquis de Sade would seem the veriest tyros, and hinted whisperingly at their responsibility for the occasional disappearances of villagers through several generations.

It was bolted to the wall, but the careless and stupid and exhausted tyros had slung their double-weight weapons on the pegs any which way, and many pieces fell.

But not in over a hundred years had the untied fleets of Cos and Tyros challenged Port kar, and at that time, because of storms, they had been scattered and beaten off.

But not in over a hundred years had the united fleets of Cos and Tyros challenged Port Kar, and at that time, because of storms, they had been scattered and beaten off.

When the proper time arrives for cutting up its contents, this apartment is a scene of terror to all tyros, especially by night.

She, now a love slave, had once been the ward of Chenbar, Ubar of Tyros, and once had been intended to be the free companion of gross Lurius of Jad, the Ubar of Cos, thence to be proclaimed Ubara of Cos, which union would have even further strengthened the ties between those two great island ubarates.

Any tyro in psychical science will now sit and discourse about the reporting powers of the mind in the trance-state -- a fact which Psychical Research only after endless investigation admits to be scientific, but known to every old crone in the Middle Ages.

He might speak in the accents of Tyros, but startle you with his knowledge of the habits of wild tarns, knowledge one would expect to only find in one of Thentis.

I noted, to my interest, the large, yellow medium galley from Tyros, too, was casting off.

For more than a century there had been bad blood between Tyros and Ar.

A merchant of Tabor, accordingly, fearing Tyros, would not be likely to return Talena to Marlenus.

It would be far more likely that the girl would be presented to Tyros, the daughter of their enemy, naked and in chains of a slave, as a token of good will.