• Coming Out! dirty, tired and grinning
    Coming Out! dirty, tired and grinning
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v tire exhaust or get tired through overuse or great strain or stress "We wore ourselves out on this hike"
    • v tire lose interest or become bored with something or somebody "I'm so tired of your mother and her complaints about my food"
    • v tire cause to be bored
    • v tire deplete "exhaust one's savings","We quickly played out our strength"
    • n tire hoop that covers a wheel "automobile tires are usually made of rubber and filled with compressed air"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

A vignette of a tired-looking brunette child A vignette of a tired-looking brunette child

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The 1912, a wrestling match in Stockholm between Finn Alfred Asikainen and Russian Martin Klein lasted more than 11 hours. Klein eventually won, but was to tired to participate in the championship match
    • Tire A child's apron, covering the breast and having no sleeves; a pinafore; a tier.
    • Tire A covering for the head; a headdress. "On her head she wore a tire of gold."
    • Tire 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.
    • n Tire A tier, row, or rank. See Tier. "In posture to displode their second tire Of thunder."
    • Tire Attire; apparel. "Having rich tire about you."
    • Tire Furniture; apparatus; equipment. "The tire of war."
    • v. t Tire To adorn; to attire; to dress. "Jezebel] painted her face, and tired her head."
    • v. i Tire To become weary; to be fatigued; to have the strength fail; to have the patience exhausted; as, a feeble person soon tires .
    • v. t Tire 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. "Tired with toil, all hopes of safety past."
    • Tire To seize, pull, and tear prey, as a hawk does. "Even as an empty eagle, sharp by fast, Tires with her beak on feathers, flesh, and bone.""Ye dregs of baseness, vultures among men,
      That tire upon the hearts of generous spirits."
    • Tire To seize, rend, or tear something as prey; to be fixed upon, or engaged with, anything. "Thus made she her remove,
      And left wrath tiring on her son."
      "Upon that were my thoughts tiring ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Humphrey O'Sullivan invented the rubber heel because he was tired of pounding the pavements of Boston looking for a job.
    • tire To become weary, fatigued, or jaded; have the strength or the patience reduced or exhausted.
    • tire To make weary, weaken, or exhaust by exertion; fatigue; weary: used with reference to physical effect from either physical or mental strain.
    • tire To exhaust the attention or the patience of, as with dullness or tediousness; satiate, sicken, or cause repugnance in, as by excessive supply or continuance; glut.
    • tire Synonyms Tire, Fatigue, Weary, Jade. These words are primarily physical, and are in the order of strength. One may become tired simply by standing still, or fatigued by a little over-exertion. Fatigue suggests something of exhanstion or inability to continue exertion : as, fatigued with running. Weary implies protracted exertion or strain gradually wearing out one's strength. Jade implies the repetition of the same sort of exertion: as, a horse will become jaded sooner by driving on a dead level than if he occasionally has a hill to climb. All these words have a figurative application to the mind corresponding to their physical meaning. See fatigue, n., and wearisome.
    • n tire The feeling of being tired; a sensation of physical or mental fatigue.
    • tire To draw; pull; drag.
    • tire To pull apart or to pieces; rend and devour; prey upon.
    • tire To engage in pulling or tearing or rending; raven; prey: used especially in falconry of hawks pouncing upon their prey, and in analogous figurative applications.
    • tire Hence To be earnestly engaged; dwell; dote; gloat.
    • n tire A train or series.
    • n tire A row; rank; course; tier; especially, a row of guns; a battery.
    • n tire A stroke; hit.
    • tire To adorn; attire; dress. See attire.
    • tire To prepare or equip for; make ready; setup.
    • n tire Attire; dress.
    • n tire Furniture; apparatus; machinery.
    • n tire A head-dress. See tiara.
    • n tire A bitter drink or liquor.
    • n tire A continuous band of metal or other substance placed around a wheel to form the tread. The tire may serve to resist shock, or hold the wheel together, or reduce wear, etc. Metal tires were formerly made in sections and bolted to the wheel, but in modern practice the tire is always a continuous band, expanded by heat and shrunk on over the wheel, at once to compress it and to secure a firm hold. Tires of rubber are used for bicycles, and are protected by thin plates of iron, and similar tires are used for wheels of traction-engines, etc. Also tyre.
    • tire To put a tire upon; furnish with tires: as, to tire a wheel or a wagon. Also tyre.
    • n tire See tier, 2.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Robert William Thomson, a Scottish engineer, invented the first rubber tire in 1845.
    • n Tire tīr attire, apparel: furniture: a head-dress
    • v.t Tire to dress, as the head
    • n Tire tīr the hoop of iron that ties or binds the fellies of wheels
    • n Tire tīr (Spens., Milt.) rank or row, esp. of guns, train.
    • v.i Tire tīr (Shak.) to rend as a bird of prey: to feed: to dwell upon, gloat over
    • pr.p Tire tīr′ing; pa.p. tīred
    • v.t Tire tīr to harass, to vex: to exhaust the strength of: to weary
    • v.i Tire to become weary: to be fatigued: to have the patience exhausted
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  • Rupert Brooke
    Rupert Brooke
    “Oh! death will find me long before I tire of watching you.”
  • Mark Twain
    “Man was made at the end of the week's work when God was tired.”
  • French Proverb
    French Proverb
    “One may go a long way after one is tired.”
  • Francois De La Rochefoucauld
    “There are few good women who do not tire of their role.”
  • Mark Twain
    “Man is a creature made at the end of the week's work when God was tired.”
  • Oscar Wilde
    “Men marry because they are tired; women, because they are curious; both are disappointed.”


Dog tired - If you are dog tired, you are exhausted.
Sick and tired - If you are sick and tired of something, it has been going on for a long time and you can no longer tolerate it.
Tired and emotional - (UK) This idiom is a euphemism used to mean 'drunk', especially when talking about politicians.


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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,


In literature:

Of this he never tired.
"Erik Dorn" by Ben Hecht
Moreover, the poor dears must be `dead tired,' in a way which you and I cannot even imagine.
"The Lady of the Basement Flat" by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
She did work away, till she was so hot and tired that she had to stop and rest.
"The Settlers at Home" by Harriet Martineau
Complicated things that moved rapidly always tired Lydia.
"The Squirrel-Cage" by Dorothy Canfield
They came home very tired.
"A Little Girl in Old New York" by Amanda Millie Douglas
She was so tired of the long struggle with sorrow, so tired of her own attitude of sustained courage.
"The History of Sir Richard Calmady" by Lucas Malet
Will she not tire you?
"Chatterbox, 1906" by Various
I had grown tired of Europe, very tired.
"Floyd Grandon's Honor" by Amanda Minnie Douglas
The animals were all very tired by this time, all but Ojeeg.
"Thirty Indian Legends" by Margaret Bemister
When one is tired it's nice to have a child around.
"Nobody's Boy" by Hector Malot

In poetry:

From tired joy and grief afar,
And nearer Thee,--
Father, where Thine own children are,
I love to be.
"Christ My Refuge" by Mary Baker Eddy
Tired flower! upon my breast
I would wear thee alway,
Come hither, child, and rest -
Behold the weary West!
"Villanelle Of Sunset" by Ernest Christopher Dowson
Full moon rising on the waters of my heart,
Lakes and moon and fires,
Cloine tires,
Holding her lips apart.
"Evening Song" by Jean Toomer
Come to me when grief is over,
When the tired eyes,
Seek thy cloudy wings to cover
Close their burning skies.
"Angel" by Duncan Campbell Scott
"And wish, when tired, no sweeter rest
Than drooping down with folded wing
Within a wood whose shadows cling
Across the river's dreaming breast."
"The Dove" by Alexander Anderson
That last was yours! And if you sometimes find
An alien darkness on the front of things,
Sing none the less for Life, nor fall behind,
Like me, with trailing, tired wings!
"To Henry Halloran" by Henry Kendall

In news:

View this General Tire G Max Tire Infineon Raceway Photo 1.
General Tire's New G-Max AS-03 tire is an exceptional all-season tire as tech editor Mark Houlahan found out recently at Infineon Raceway in California.
Well when life gives you a flat tire, take your vehicle to Tire Rama .
Ranger Products recently introduced a new super-duty truck tire changer for servicing truck, bus and other commercial and OTR tires and wheels.
Tired of being tired in the morning.
San Bernardino County firefighters received a call about a blaze in the 16300 block of Merrill Avenue at 3:38 a.m. An outdoor fire involving tires and debris spread into the business, which is next to a tire shop, fire officials said.
Improper tire repair is the weak link of the tire industry.
Prev Performance Tire Selection Tires And Wheels.
Performance Tire Selection Tires And Wheels.
And of course Big Zack's Tire Shack is still the place to be if you need to replace those worn down tires.
We weigh the pros and cons of tire treatments as well as review the history of tire soaking .
Tire Soak Good Year Dirt Tire.
Tire Soak Hard Tire Model.
With the tire back on your truck, measure the distance from the tire to everything around it at ride height.
The accuracy of the Syracuse Pro 995 Tire Gauge, from Plews & Edelmann, ensures tires are inflated precisely to manufacturer specs.

In science:

The fifth (and most tentative) — after propositions that the clusters may not be in equilibrium or that light may tire on traversal of enormous distances — is: “Final ly, attention must be cal led to the recent discovery of luminous and of dark intergalactic matter.
RIP: The Macho Era (1974-2004)
After four or five hours of discussion. — Weizs¨acker continued, — I was young and tired, but Professor was old and excited”.
Basics of a photon collider
About ten years ago we all seemed to get tired of it, but it may now be time to look at the sub ject again.
Future Directions of Research in Geometry: A Summary of the Panel Discussion at the 2007 Midwest Geometry Conference
With the highest angular resolution achieved with the SMA at 870 µm, θ ∼ 1′′ , the polarization is consistent with the BIMA detections at 1.3 mm and 3 mm, but the field appears to vary smoothly across the en tire core (Tang et al. 2010).
Magnetic Field Properties in High Mass Star Formation from Large to Small Scales - A Statistical Analysis from Polarization Data
We have discussed four different cosmological models: Standard Friedmann model, Steady State model, Fractal model and Tired Light model.