KJV Dictionary Definition: tire


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.


TI'RED, pp. Wearied; fatigued.


TI'RING, ppr. Wearying; fatiguing; exhausting strength or patience.