tyre

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English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

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. The United States did not adopt the revival of tyre, and tire is the only spelling currently used there and in Canada.

an antique tyre

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Noun[edit]

tyre (plural tyres)

  1. (Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, UK) The ring-shaped protective covering around a wheel which is usually made of rubber or plastic composite and is either pneumatic or solid.
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Tyre is one of the few words where Canadian usage prefers the US spelling over the British / Commonwealth spelling.

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Etymology 2[edit]

From Tamil.

Noun[edit]

tyre (uncountable)

  1. (India) curdled milk

Etymology 3[edit]

Noun[edit]

tyre (uncountable)

  1. (obsolete) attire

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.

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Albanian[edit]

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i tyre m (feminine e tyre, m plural e tyre, f plural e tyre)

  1. their

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Danish[edit]

Noun[edit]

tyre c

  1. plural indefinite of tyr