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Tire appears in the following palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

  • Now if I tire, pan an aperitif I won.
  • Deliver Margo no merit on a Goth toga no tire monogram reviled.
  • Nurse, I tire: venal, priapic, in a panic, I pair plane verities… run!
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The word TIRE can be typed using only the top row of keys on a QWERTY keyboard.

The word tire is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun tire

What does tire mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: tires

  1. hoop that covers a wheel
    • example: automobile tires are usually made of rubber and filled with compressed air
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonym of tire: tyre
    • more generic words: hoop / ring = a rigid circular band of metal or wood or other material used for holding or fastening or hanging or pulling
    • more specific terms:

Alternative definition of the noun tire


  1. [obsolete] Accoutrements, accessories.
  2. [obsolete] Dress, clothes, attire.
  3. Metal rim of a wheel.
  4. [North America] The rubber covering on a wheel.

Specialised definition of the noun tire

Glossary of sports

a thick rubber cover round a wheel (2008. Dictionary of Leisure, Travel and Tourism. Third edition. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)

  • region: USA, Canada
  • synonym: tyre

Definition of the verb tire

What does tire mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: tired | tiring | tires

  1. lose interest or become bored with something or somebody
    • example: I'm so tired of your mother and her complaints about my food
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Cause] [Verb] by [Experiencer]The beauty of the Grand Canyon has been marveled over by countless tourists
      [Experiencer - being] [Verb]I will suffer
      [Experiencer - being] [Verb] of [Cause]I certainly approved of Mary's acquaitance

      Verbs of Psychological State (with the same syntax): approve, beware, despair, disapprove, sicken, weary.

    • lexical domain: Body Actions - verbs of grooming, dressing and bodily care
    • synonyms of tire: fatigue / jade / pall / weary
    • more generic words: degenerate / deteriorate / devolve / drop = grow worse
    • more specific terms:
  2. exhaust or get tired through overuse or great strain or stress
  3. deplete
  4. cause to be bored

Alternative definition of the verb tire


  1. [transitive] To dress or adorn.
  2. [intransitive] To become sleepy or weary.
  3. [transitive] To make sleepy or weary.
  4. [intransitive] To become bored or impatient (with)
  5. [transitive] To bore


Tire is a populous district, as well as the center town of the same district, in İzmir Province in western Turkey. By excluding İzmir's metropolitan area, it is one of the prominent districts of the province in terms of population and is largely urbanized at the rate of 55.8%. Tire's center is situated at a distance of 80 km to the south-east from the point of departure of the traditional center of İzmir and lies at a distance of 46 km inland from the nearest seacoast in the Gulf of Kuşadası to its west. Tire district area neighbors the district areas of Selçuk Torbalı, Bayındır and Ödemiş, all part of İzmir Province, while to the south it is bordered by the districts of Aydın Province. The district area's physical features are determined by the alluvial plain of Küçük Menderes River in its northern part and in its south by the mountains delimiting the parallel alluvial valley of Büyük Menderes River flowing between Aydın and the Aegean Sea. There is a Jewish community.


"Tire" is a painting (oil paint) by Roy Lichtenstein, begun in (54 years ago).

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Phrases with Tire

Phrases starting with the word Tire:

  1. tire out
  2. Tire bead
  3. tire iron
  4. tire tool
  5. tire chain
  6. tire gauge
  7. Tire Barrier
  8. Tire-Pressure

Phrases ending with the word Tire:

  1. car tire
  2. auto tire
  3. flat tire
  4. snow tire
  5. spare tire
  6. wagon tire
  7. radial tire
  8. rubber tire
  9. tubeless tire
  10. pneumatic tire
  11. automobile tire

Other phrase containing the word Tire:

  1. to tire out

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Tire

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Google previewCode of Federal Regulations (2010)


Eactra load tire means a tire designed to operate at higher loads and higher inflation pressure than the corresponding standard tire. Groove means the space between two adjacent tread ribs. Immerlimer means the layer(s) forming the inside ...

Google previewCode of Federal Regulations, Title 49, Transportation, PT. 400-571, Revised as of October 1, 2011 (2012)

by Office of the Federal Register (U S )

Extra load tire means a tire designed to operate at higher loads and higher inflation pressure than the corresponding standard tire. Groove means the space between two adjacent tread ribs. Innerliner means the layer(s) forming the inside ...

Google previewAutomotive Industries (1908)

The primitive tire is the metal band around a wheel which forms a tread. The modern pneumatic tire is a band of compressed air around a wheel which forms the yielding tread we require for an automobile. The metal tire is able to hold its ...

Google previewWhispers from the East (1999)

Applying the Principles of Eastern Healing to Psychotherapy by Frances E. Steinberg, Richard G. Whiteside

The shape changes but not theJvrm; The more it moves, the more it yields —Lao- tzu, Tire is the quintessential yang energy. It is movement, warmth, and light. Fire provides the spark to life. Without fire, there is no vitality or passion, no love or ...

Google previewCritical Infrastructure Protection in Homeland Security (2014)

Defending a Networked Nation by Ted G. Lewis

Basic threat–asset pair: car is the asset; flat tire is the threat. (b) Three threat– asset pairs: flat tire, empty gas tank, and stalled engine. The three pairs are connected by an OR gate representing the possible occurrence of 0, 1, 2, or all 3 ...

Google previewIrish Fairy and Folk Tales (2012)

by William Butler Yeats

Then if it be a changeling it will rush up the chimney with a cry, for, according to Giraldus Cambrensis, “tire is the greatest of enemies to every sort of phantom, in so much that those who have seen apparitions fall into a swoon as soon as they ...

Google previewCareer Discovery Encyclopedia (2009)

by Ferguson

tire. X. technicians. SkILLS. SPOTLIGHT. What they do. Evaluate and manage information Help clients and customers Select...

Google previewKnight's New Mechanical Dictionary (1884)

A Description of Tools, Instruments, Machines, Processes, and Engineering. With Indexical References to Technical Journals (1876-1880.) by Edward Henry Knight

Tire Setter. TOBACCO SPINNING MACHINE. 896 897. TIME GLOBE. the twenty-four hours of the day and the fractions thereof, while an ordinary clock dial encircles the north pole.

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Usage statistics about tire

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Quotes about Tire

Me your tyre, roll and roll
thousands of miles

You tire
and I smile

My tire is my retire

(C) S.D. Tiwari (S.D. Tiwari)
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Scrabble value of T1I1R1E1

The value of this 4-letter word is 4 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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