tire


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Tire \Tire\, n.
   A tier, row, or rank. See Tier. [Obs.]
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         In posture to displode their second tire
         Of thunder.                              --Milton.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Tire \Tire\, n. [Aphetic form of attire; OE. tir, a tir. See
   Attire.]
   1. Attire; apparel. [Archaic] "Having rich tire about you."
      --Shak.
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   2. A covering for the head; a headdress.
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            On her head she wore a tire of gold.  --Spenser.
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   3. A child's apron, covering the breast and having no
      sleeves; a pinafore; a tier.
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   4. Furniture; apparatus; equipment. [Obs.] "The tire of war."
      --Philips.
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   5. [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.
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   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.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Tire \Tire\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Tired; p. pr. & vb. n.
   Tiring.] [OE. teorien to become weary, to fail, AS. teorian
   to be tired, be weary, to tire, exhaust; perhaps akin to E.
   tear to rend, the intermediate sense being, perhaps, to wear
   out; or cf. E. tarry.]
   To become weary; to be fatigued; to have the strength fail;
   to have the patience exhausted; as, a feeble person soon
   tires.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Tire \Tire\, v. t.
   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. --Shak.
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         Tired with toil, all hopes of safety past. --Dryden.
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   To tire out, to weary or fatigue to exhaustion; to harass.
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   Syn: To jade; weary; exhaust; harass. See Jade.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Tire \Tire\, v. t.
   To adorn; to attire; to dress. [Obs.]
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         [Jezebel] painted her face, and tired her head. --2
                                                  Kings ix. 30.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Tire \Tire\, v. i. [F. tirer to draw or pull; of Teutonic
   origin, and akin to E. tear to rend. See Tirade.]
   1. To seize, pull, and tear prey, as a hawk does. [Obs.]
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            Even as an empty eagle, sharp by fast,
            Tires with her beak on feathers, flesh, and bone.
                                                  --Shak.
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            Ye dregs of baseness, vultures among men,
            That tire upon the hearts of generous spirits. --B.
                                                  Jonson.
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   2. To seize, rend, or tear something as prey; to be fixed
      upon, or engaged with, anything. [Obs.]
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            Thus made she her remove,
            And left wrath tiring on her son.     --Chapman.
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            Upon that were my thoughts tiring.    --Shak.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Tier \Ti"er\, n. [See Tire a headdress.]
   A chold's apron covering the upper part of the body, and tied
   with tape or cord; a pinafore. [Written also tire.]
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