tired

Definitions

  • Coming Out! dirty, tired and grinning
    Coming Out! dirty, tired and grinning
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj tired repeated too often; overfamiliar through overuse "bromidic sermons","his remarks were trite and commonplace","hackneyed phrases","a stock answer","repeating threadbare jokes","parroting some timeworn axiom","the trite metaphor `hard as nails'"
    • adj tired depleted of strength or energy "tired mothers with crying babies","too tired to eat"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

GENERAL PUTNAM LEAVING A PAIR OF TIRED STEERS GENERAL PUTNAM LEAVING A PAIR OF TIRED STEERS
A vignette of a tired-looking brunette child A vignette of a tired-looking brunette child
I AM TIRED OF MY RABBITS I AM TIRED OF MY RABBITS

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
    • a Tired Weary; fatigued; exhausted.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Humphrey O'Sullivan invented the rubber heel because he was tired of pounding the pavements of Boston looking for a job.
    • adj Tired wearied: fatigued
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Quotations

  • Mark Twain
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    “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
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    “There are few good women who do not tire of their role.”
  • Mark Twain
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    “Man is a creature made at the end of the week's work when God was tired.”
  • Mortimer Caplan
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    “Laziness is nothing more than the habit of resting before you get tired.”
  • Francois De La Rochefoucauld
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    “What makes lovers never tire of one another is that they talk always about themselves.”

Idioms

Dog tired - If you are dog tired, you are exhausted.
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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.
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Tired and emotional - (UK) This idiom is a euphemism used to mean 'drunk', especially when talking about politicians.
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. teorian, to be tired—teran, to tear.

Usage

In literature:

I should get tired of anyone who didn't get tired of me!
"The Way of Ambition" by Robert Hichens
A man might be taciturn and tired-looking yet not unhappy.
"The Guests Of Hercules" by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
Of course she was hot and tired and had slept, last night, but little.
"The Dark Forest" by Hugh Walpole
A scared-looking, tired young woman was standing in this room.
"A Girl in Ten Thousand" by L. T. Meade
The little villages were quaint and picturesque, but the pave road was rough and tiring.
"The Great War As I Saw It" by Frederick George Scott
At last the poor, tired, little eyelids closed, and, side by side, brother and sister fell asleep.
"Childhood's Favorites and Fairy Stories" by Various
Something seemed to call him away from this cave of sleep, to bid his tired body bestir itself once more.
"The Call of the Blood" by Robert Smythe Hichens
True, things that never used to tire her tired her now, and she acknowledged it.
"Gigolo" by Edna Ferber
You have no idea how tired print makes my eyes.
"Jill the Reckless" by P. G. (Pelham Grenville) Wodehouse
When she is tired of this she goes in again.
"From Pole to Pole" by Sven Anders Hedin
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In poetry:

I met him when he came
Back, tired but the same--
The same clear voice, bright eye,
Merry laugh, quick reply.
"The Shade" by John Freeman
He told a story to her,
The story men call Love,
Whose echoes fill the ages past,
And the world ne'er tires of.
"Under The Rose" by Madison Julius Cawein
Antonio, Antonio
Was tired of living alonio.
He thought he would woo
Miss Lissamy Lu,
Miss Lissamy Lucy Molonio.
"Antonio" by Laura Elizabeth Richards
"For our kind master never minds,
If we're the very last;
He bids us never tire ourselves
With walking on too fast."
"The Lame Brother" by Charles Lamb
Once when my tired body
Death touches with his hand,
Wrapping all my movements
In a ghostly band,
And to earth I die
"The Feast Of St. Silas, Martyr, And Patron Of This Place" by Charles Walter Stansby Williams
And he grew grim, and close-lipped,
And harder, day by day,
Poor man - too tired for laughter,
Too worried to be gay.
"Himself" by Alice Guerin Crist

In news:

The founder of northern Indiana-based Hoosier Racing Tire that's made tires for NASCAR and other racing series has died.
Save on Tire & Tire Oil Change.
McCarthy Tire acquires Main Tire Exchange.
Only You Song: "Love Is Making Me Tired" Album: Applying Myself / Love Is Making Me Tired 7.
New Polyester Cord IROK Tires vs Interco Tire's Super Swampers.
Interco Tire Corporation builds Super Swamper tires, which are famous for being some of the strongest and best-working tires off-road.
Bridgestone Firestone's National Preferred program offers guaranteed, published prices on tires and emergency road service through America's largest network of truckstops and tire dealers.
Nissan is trying to limit driver excuses for ignoring tire pressure warnings with its Easy-fill Tire Alert technology.
Suspension lifts can alter steering geometry, while big, heavy tires may cause increased wear to steering components, particularly if the tires are out of balance.
After extending the studded tire deadline to Monday, April 16, the Washington State Department of Transportation reminds drivers to remove their studded tires.
Michelin Motorcycle Tires this week launched its Michelin Commander II tire, which is aimed at the cruiser market.
Bridgestone Firestone North American Tire, LLC (BFNT) has been chosen as the standard tire supplier for Volvo Trucks North America, as of October 1, 2006.
The Tire Topper is lightweight and portable, and fits all size tires .
Tire Soak Good Year Dirt Tire .
Tire Soak Hard Tire Model.
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In science:

By now (unless you are a very fast reader), Magnus is getting tired.
Juggling probabilities
In append ix G, we propose an en tire ly new approach, based on un i form superposi tions over large subsets of f ( DN ).
The Hidden Subgroup Problem
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)
A scale expanding cosmology, in which all four dimensions expand, as do bound ob jects, and some of the redshift comes from tired light.
Astrophysics in 2006
The tired light redshift is a result of the photon energy loss due to some unknown physical process.
FACTS AND IDEAS IN MODERN COSMOLOGY
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