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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tyre (plural tyres)

  1. (British spelling, Irish, South African, Australian and NZ spelling) 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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Verb[edit]

tyre (third-person singular simple present tyres, present participle tyring, simple past and past participle tyred)

  1. (transitive) To fit tyres to (a vehicle).
    • 1929, The Listener (issues 41-50, page 552)
      The circular iron platform over there is used in the task of tyring the wheels, a warm job, too, by the way.

Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowed from Tamil தயிர் (tayir), itself from Sanskrit दधि (dádhi). Doublet of dahi.

Noun[edit]

tyre (uncountable)

  1. (India) Curdled milk.
    • 1809, The Annual Register, Or, A View of the History, Politics, [] [1], page 954:
      The boiled milk, that the family has not used, is allowed to cool in the same vessel; and a little of the former days tyre, or curdled milk, is added to promote its coagulation, and the acid fermentation. Next morning it has become tyre, or coagulated acid milk.

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tyre (uncountable)

  1. (obsolete) Attire.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Edmund Spenser to this entry?)

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tyre (third-person singular simple present tyres, present participle tyring, simple past and past participle tyred)

  1. (obsolete) To adorn.

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

  1. their

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tyre c

  1. indefinite plural of tyr

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tyre m or n (definite singular tyren or tyret, indefinite plural tyrar or tyre, definite plural tyrane or tyra)

  1. form removed with the spelling reform of 2012; superseded by tyri

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