TIRE, n. [Heb. tur, a row or series.]1. A tier; a row or rank. This is the same word as tier, differently written. [See Tier and Tour.]2. A head dress; something that encompasses the head. [See Tiara.] Ezek.24. Is.3. On her head she wore a tire of gold.3. Furniture; apparatus; as the tire of war.4. Attire. [See Attire.]5. A band or hoop of iron, used to bind the fellies of wheels, to secure them from wearing and breaking; as cart-tire; wagon-tire. This tire however is generally formed of different pieces, and is not one entire hoop.
TIRE, v.t. To adorn; to attire; to dress; as the head. Obs. [See Attire.] 2 Kings 9.
TIRE, v.t. [L. tero.]1. To weary; to fatigue; to exhaust the strength by toil or labor; as, to tire a horse or an ox. A long day's work in summer will tire the laborer. Tir'd with toil, all hopes of safety past.2. To weary; to fatigue; to exhaust the power of attending, or to exhaust patience with dullness or tediousness. A dull advocate may tire the court and jury, and injure his cause.
To tire out, to weary or fatigue to excess; to harass.
TIRE, v.i. To become weary; to be fatigued; to have the strength fail; to have the patience exhausted. A feeble body soon tires with hard labor.