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4 letters words from 'tire'

RITE 4TIER 4
TIRE 4TRIE 4

3 letters words from 'tire'

IRE 3REI 3
RET 3RIT 3
TIE 3 

2 letters words from 'tire'

ER 2ET 2
IT 2RE 2
TE 2TI 2

All 4 letters words made out of tire

tire itre trie rtie irte rite tier iter teir etir ietr eitr trei rtei teri etri reti erti iret riet iert eirt reit erit

Note: these 'words' (valid or invalid) are all the permutations of the word tire. These words are obtained by scrambling the letters in tire.

Definitions and meaning of tire

tire

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈtaɪ̯ə(ɹ)/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈtaɪ̯ɚ/, [ˈtʰaɪ̯ɚ]
    • (Southern American English, Appalachia) IPA(key): /ˈtɑːɚ/
    • (Midwestern US, Canada) IPA(key): /ˈtʌɪ̯ɚ/
  • Rhymes: -aɪə(r)
  • Homophone: tyre

Etymology 1

From Middle English tiren, tirien, teorien, from Old English tȳrian, tēorian (to fail, cease, become weary, be tired, exhausted; tire, weary, exhaust), of uncertain origin. Possibly from Proto-Germanic *tiuzōną (to cease), which is possibly from Proto-Indo-European *dewH- (to fail, be behind, lag). Compare Ancient Greek δεύομαι (deúomai, to lack), Sanskrit दोष (dóṣa, crime, fault, vice, deficiency).

Alternative forms

  • tyre (dialectal)

Verb

tire (third-person singular simple present tires, present participle tiring, simple past and past participle tired)

  1. (intransitive) To become sleepy or weary.
  2. (transitive) To make sleepy or weary.
  3. (intransitive) To become bored or impatient (with).
    I tire of this book.
  4. (transitive) To bore.
Synonyms
  • (make sleepy or weary): See Thesaurus:tire
  • (bore): See Thesaurus:cause boredom
Related terms
  • tiresome
Translations

References

Etymology 2

From Middle English tire (equipment) aphetic form of attire.

Alternative forms

  • (rubber covering on a wheel): tyre

Noun

tire (plural tires)

  1. (obsolete) Accoutrements, accessories.
    • (Can we date this quote by Philips and provide title, author’s full name, and other details?)
      the tire of war
  2. (obsolete) Dress, clothes, attire.
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, I.vii:
      Ne spared they to strip her naked all. / Then when they had despoild her tire and call, / Such as she was, their eyes might her behold.
    • , New York Review of Books 2001, p.66:
      men like apes follow the fashions in tires, gestures, actions: if the king laugh, all laugh […].
  3. A covering for the head; a headdress.
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, London: William Ponsonbie, Book 1, Canto 10, p. 144,[2]
      And on her head she wore a tyre of gold,
  4. (American spelling) Metal rim of a wheel, especially that of a railroad locomotive.
  5. (American spelling, Canadian spelling) The rubber covering on a wheel; a tyre.
  6. A child's apron covering the upper part of the body, and tied with tape or cord; a pinafore. Also tier.
Usage notes
  • Tire is one of the few words where Canadian usage prefers the US spelling over the British spelling.
Derived terms
Translations

Verb

tire (third-person singular simple present tires, present participle tiring, simple past and past participle tired)

  1. (transitive, obsolete) To dress or adorn.
    • [Jezebel] painted her face, and tired her head.
Related terms
  • tiring-house
Translations

Etymology 3

From Middle English tire, from Old French tirer (to draw or pull), akin to English tear (to rend).

Alternative forms

  • tyre

Verb

tire (third-person singular simple present tires, present participle tiring, simple past and past participle tired)

  1. (obsolete) To seize, pull, and tear prey, as a hawk does.
    • 1593, William Shakespeare, Venus and Adonis
      Even as an empty eagle, sharp by fast, / Tires with her beak on feathers, flesh, and bone.
    • Ye dregs of baseness, vultures amongst men, / That tire upon the hearts of generous spirits.
  2. (obsolete) To seize, rend, or tear something as prey; to be fixed upon, or engaged with, anything.
    • 1616, George Chapman, Iliad
      Thus made she her remove, / And left wrath tyring on her son.
    • c. 1605–1608, William Shakespeare, Timon of Athens
      Upon that were my thoughts tiring.

Etymology 4

Noun

tire (plural tires)

  1. A tier, row, or rank.

Further reading

  • tire in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
  • tire in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911.

Anagrams

  • REIT, Teri, iter, iter., reit, rite, tier, trie

Asturian

Verb

tire

  1. first-person singular present subjunctive of tirar
  2. third-person singular present subjunctive of tirar

Azerbaijani

Etymology

From Russian тире (tire), ultimately from French tiret.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [tiˈre]
  • Hyphenation: ti‧re

Noun

tire (definite accusative tireni, plural tirelər)

  1. dash (punctuation mark)

Declension


French

Etymology 1

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /tiʁ/

Verb

tire

  1. first-person singular present indicative of tirer
  2. third-person singular present indicative of tirer
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of tirer
  4. third-person singular present subjunctive of tirer
  5. second-person singular imperative of tirer

Etymology 2

From English.

Noun

tire m (plural tires)

  1. (Canada, Louisiana) tire, tyre (of a car, truck, etc)

Anagrams

  • trie, trié

Haitian Creole

Etymology

From French tirer (shoot).

Verb

tire

  1. To shoot (hit with a bullet or arrow)

Hausa

Etymology

Borrowed from English tray.

Noun

tìr̃ê m (possessed form tìr̃ên)

  1. tray

Portuguese

Verb

tire

  1. first-person singular present subjunctive of tirar
  2. third-person singular present subjunctive of tirar
  3. first-person singular imperative of tirar
  4. third-person singular imperative of tirar

Scots

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈtəiər/

Verb

tire (third-person singular present tires, present participle tirin, past tiret, past participle tiret)

  1. to tire

Spanish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈtiɾe/, [ˈt̪iɾe]

Verb

tire

  1. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of tirar.
  2. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of tirar.
  3. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of tirar.
  4. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of tirar.

Turkish

Noun

tire (definite accusative tireyi, plural tireler)

  1. "-" Hyphen-minus symbol, used as a hyphen, minus sign, and a dash.

Declension


Source: wiktionary.org
  • TIRAMISU, (Italian) a dessert made with pieces of sponge soaked in coffee and marsala, layered with mascarpone and chocolate.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)