Definitions for tyretaɪər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

tyre*taɪər(n.; v.t.)tyred, tyr•ing.

  1. Category: British

    Ref: tire2. 2

* Brit..


  1. an ancient seaport and trading center of Phoenicia: site of modern Sur.

    Category: Ancient History, Geography (places)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Sur, Tyre(noun)

    a port in southern Lebanon on the Mediterranean Sea; formerly a major Phoenician seaport famous for silks

  2. tire, tyre(noun)

    hoop that covers a wheel

    "automobile tires are usually made of rubber and filled with compressed air"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. tyre(noun)ɪər

    a tire


  1. tyre(Noun)

    The ring-shaped protective covering around a wheel which is usually made of rubber or plastic composite and is either pneumatic or solid.

  2. Tyre(ProperNoun)

    An ancient sea port and city state of Phoenecia, in present-day Lebanon.

  3. Origin: The Oxford English Dictionary suggests that the word derives from attire, while other sources suggest a connection with the verb to tie. The spelling tyre is used in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand after being revived in the 19th century. Both tyre and tire were used in the 15th and 16th centuries, but tire became the settled term in the 17th century and tyre became obsolete. The United States did not adopt the revival of tyre, and tire is the only spelling currently used there and in Canada.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tyre

    curdled milk

  2. Tyre

    attire. See 2d and 3d Tire

  3. Tyre(verb)

    to prey. See 4th Tire

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Tyre

    a famous city of ancient Phoenicia (q. v.), about 30 m. N. of Acre; comprised two towns, one on the mainland, the other on an island opposite; besieged and captured in 332 B.C. by Alexander the Great, who connected the towns by a causeway, which, by silting sands, has grown into the present isthmus; its history goes back to the 10th century B.C., when it was held by Hiram, the friend of Solomon, and sustained sieges by Nebuchadnezzar and others; was reduced by Cæsar Augustus, but again rose to be one of the most flourishing cities of the East in the 4th century A.D.; fell into ruins under the Turks, and is now reduced to some 5000 of a population.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'tyre' in Nouns Frequency: #2430

Translations for tyre

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a thick, rubber, usually air-filled strip around the edge of the wheel of a car, bicycle etc

The tyres of this car don't have enough air in them.

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