ETYM Aphetic form of attire; Old Eng. tir, a tir. Related to Attire.
(Alternate spelling: tyre).
Covering for a wheel; SYN. tyre.
ETYM French tirer to draw or pull; of Teutonic origin, and akin to Eng. tear to rend. Related to Tirade.
1. To exhaust or tire though overuse or great strain or stress; SYN. wear upon, tire out, wear, weary, jade, wear out, outwear, wear down, fag out, fag, fatigue.
2. To get tired of something or somebody; SYN. pall, weary, fatigue, jade.
Inflatable (pneumatic) rubber casing fitted to the wheel rims of bicycles and motor vehicles. The first pneumatic rubber tire was patented by R W Thomson 1845, but it was John Boyd Dunlop of Belfast who independently reinvented pneumatic tires for use with bicycles 1888–89. Vulcanization, used in tire manufacture, was invented by Charles Goodyear in 1844.