Etymology: Middle English tyren, from Old English tēorian, tȳrian
Date: before 12th century
to become weary
1. to exhaust or greatly decrease the physical strength of ; fatigue
2. to wear out the patience of ; bore
tire, weary, fatigue, exhaust, jade, fag mean to make or become unable or unwilling to continue. tire implies a draining of one's strength or patience <the long ride tired us out>. weary stresses tiring until one is unable to endure more of the same thing <wearied of the constant arguing>. fatigue suggests causing great lassitude through excessive strain or undue effort <fatigued by the day's chores>. exhaust implies complete draining of strength by hard exertion <shoveling snow exhausted him>. jade suggests the loss of all freshness and eagerness <appetites jaded by overindulgence>. fag implies a drooping with fatigue <shoppers all fagged out by the Christmas rush>. II. noun Etymology: Middle English, short for attire Date: 14th century 1. obsolete attire 2. archaic a woman's headband or hair ornament III. transitive verb (tired; tiring) Date: 14th century 1. obsolete attire 2. archaic to adorn (the hair) with an ornament IV. noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: Middle English, probably from 2tire Date: 15th century 1. a metal hoop forming the tread of a wheel 2. a rubber cushion that fits around a wheel (as of an automobile) and usually contains compressed air
New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.