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Tyre

 (tīr)
An ancient Phoenician city on the eastern Mediterranean Sea in present-day southern Lebanon. The capital of Phoenicia after the 11th century bc, it was a flourishing commercial center noted for its purple dyestuffs and rich, silken clothing. Tyre was besieged and captured by Alexander the Great in 332 bc and was destroyed by a Mameluke army in ad 1291.

tyre

 (tīr)
n. Chiefly British
Variant of tire2.

tyre

(ˈtaɪə) or

tire

n
1. (Automotive Engineering) a rubber ring placed over the rim of a wheel of a road vehicle to provide traction and reduce road shocks, esp a hollow inflated ring (pneumatic tyre) consisting of a reinforced outer casing enclosing an inner tube. See also tubeless tyre, cross-ply, radial-ply
2. (Railways) a ring of wear-resisting steel shrunk thermally onto a cast-iron railway wheel
3. a metal band or hoop attached to the rim of a wooden cartwheel
vb
(Automotive Engineering) (tr) to fit a tyre or tyres to (a wheel, vehicle, etc)
[C18: variant of C15 tire, probably from tire3]

Tyre

(ˈtaɪə) or

Tyr

n
(Placename) a port in S Lebanon, on the Mediterranean: founded about the 15th century bc; for centuries a major Phoenician seaport, famous for silks and its Tyrian-purple dye; now a small market town. Pop: 141 000 (2005 est). Arabic name: Sur

tyre

(taɪər)

n., v.t. tyred, tyr•ing. Brit.

Tyre

(taɪər)

n.
an ancient seaport and trading center of Phoenicia: site of modern Sur.

tyre


Past participle: tyred
Gerund: tyring

Imperative
tyre
tyre
Present
I tyre
you tyre
he/she/it tyres
we tyre
you tyre
they tyre
Preterite
I tyred
you tyred
he/she/it tyred
we tyred
you tyred
they tyred
Present Continuous
I am tyring
you are tyring
he/she/it is tyring
we are tyring
you are tyring
they are tyring
Present Perfect
I have tyred
you have tyred
he/she/it has tyred
we have tyred
you have tyred
they have tyred
Past Continuous
I was tyring
you were tyring
he/she/it was tyring
we were tyring
you were tyring
they were tyring
Past Perfect
I had tyred
you had tyred
he/she/it had tyred
we had tyred
you had tyred
they had tyred
Future
I will tyre
you will tyre
he/she/it will tyre
we will tyre
you will tyre
they will tyre
Future Perfect
I will have tyred
you will have tyred
he/she/it will have tyred
we will have tyred
you will have tyred
they will have tyred
Future Continuous
I will be tyring
you will be tyring
he/she/it will be tyring
we will be tyring
you will be tyring
they will be tyring
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been tyring
you have been tyring
he/she/it has been tyring
we have been tyring
you have been tyring
they have been tyring
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been tyring
you will have been tyring
he/she/it will have been tyring
we will have been tyring
you will have been tyring
they will have been tyring
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been tyring
you had been tyring
he/she/it had been tyring
we had been tyring
you had been tyring
they had been tyring
Conditional
I would tyre
you would tyre
he/she/it would tyre
we would tyre
you would tyre
they would tyre
Past Conditional
I would have tyred
you would have tyred
he/she/it would have tyred
we would have tyred
you would have tyred
they would have tyred
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tyre - a port in southern Lebanon on the Mediterranean SeaTyre - a port in southern Lebanon on the Mediterranean Sea; formerly a major Phoenician seaport famous for silks
Lebanese Republic, Lebanon - an Asian republic at east end of Mediterranean
2.tyre - hoop that covers a wheeltyre - hoop that covers a wheel; "automobile tires are usually made of rubber and filled with compressed air"
auto tire, automobile tire, car tire, rubber tire - a tire consisting of a rubber ring around the rim of an automobile wheel
hoop, ring - a rigid circular band of metal or wood or other material used for holding or fastening or hanging or pulling; "there was still a rusty iron hoop for tying a horse"
pneumatic tire, pneumatic tyre - a tire made of reinforced rubber and filled with compressed air; used on motor vehicles and bicycles etc
wagon tire - a metal hoop forming the tread of a wheel
Translations
إِطَارُ العَجَلَةإطار هواءإطار، عَجَلَه
pneumatika
dæk
rengas
guma
autógumibicikligumigumigumiabroncskerékpárgumi
banbandajo
hjólbarîi
タイヤ
타이어
padanga
riepa
pneumatika
obročpnevmatikazračnica
däck
ยางรถยางรถยนต์
araba dış lâstiğilastik
шина
lốp xevỏ

Tyre

[ˈtaɪəʳ] NTiro m

tyre

tire (US) [ˈtaɪəʳ]
A. N [of car, bus, bicycle etc] → neumático m (Sp), llanta f (LAm), caucho m (S. Cone); (= outer cover) → cubierta f; (= inner tube) → cámara f (de aire); [of cart] → llanta f, calce m; [of pram] → rueda f de goma
to have a burst/flat tyretener una rueda pinchada or (Mex) ponchada
B. CPD tyre burst Npinchazo m, reventón m
tyre gauge Nmedidor m de presión
tyre lever Npalanca f para desmontar neumáticos
tyre pressure Npresión f de los neumáticos
tyre valve Nválvula f de neumático

tyre

[ˈtaɪər] tire (US) npneu mtyre lever n (British)démonte-pneu mtyre marks npltraces fpl de pneutyre pressure npression f des pneus

tyre

, (US) tire
n
(Aut) → Reifen m; a burst (Brit) or blown tyreein geplatzter Reifen
he has tyres (hum inf)er hat Speckrollen am Bauch (inf)

tyre

, (US) tire:
tyre gauge
nReifendruckmesser m
tyre lever
nMontiereisen nt
tyre pressure
nReifendruck m

tyre

tire (Am) [ˈtaɪəʳ] n (Aut) → gomma, pneumatico

tyre

(American) tire (ˈtaiə) noun
a thick, rubber, usually air-filled strip around the edge of the wheel of a car, bicycle etc. The tyres of this car don't have enough air in them.

tyre

إِطَارُ العَجَلَة pneumatika dæk Autoreifen λάστιχο neumático rengas pneu guma ruota タイヤ 타이어 band dekk opona pneu шина däck ยางรถ lastik lốp xe 轮胎
References in classic literature ?
Besides though New Bedford has of late been gradually monopolizing the business of whaling, and though in this matter poor old Nantucket is now much behind her, yet Nantucket was her great original --the Tyre of this Carthage; --the place where the first dead American whale was stranded.
Ere long Marseilles presented herself to view, -- Marseilles, white, fervid, full of life and energy, -- Marseilles, the younger sister of Tyre and Carthage, the successor to them in the empire of the Mediterranean, -- Marseilles, old, yet always young.
The end hairs of a horse's tail touch the tyre of the wheel, and there is never much space between wheel and horse when the chariot is going; Menelaus was no further than this behind Antilochus, though at first he had been a full disc's throw behind him.
For example we burst a tyre within a mile of Credence Green, and, to save time, walked into the beautifully kept little village.
we came to a halt here on the breezy summit of a shapely mountain overlooking the sea, and the handsome valley where dwelt some of those enterprising Phoenicians of ancient times we read so much about; all around us are what were once the dominions of Hiram, King of Tyre, who furnished timber from the cedars of these Lebanon hills to build portions of King Solomon's Temple with.
Then perhaps the bell would jam or a brake fail to act on a hill; or the seat-pillar would get loose, and the saddle drop three or four inches with a disconcerting bump; or the loose and rattling chain would jump the cogs of the chain-wheel as the machine ran downhill, and so bring the mechanism to an abrupt and disastrous stop without at the same time arresting the forward momentum of the rider; or a tyre would bang, or sigh quietly, and give up the struggle for efficiency.
One was annoyed because his left pedal had come off, and the other because his tyre had become deflated, small and indeed negligible accidents by Bun Hill standards, due entirely to the ungentle handling of the delicate machines entrusted to them--and they failed to see clearly how they put themselves in the wrong by this method of argument.
They had come up the hill in the twilight; Bert was anxious to get as far as possible before he lit--or attempted to light, for the issue was a doubtful one--his lamps, and they had scorched past a number of cyclists, and by a four-wheeled motor-car of the old style lamed by a deflated tyre.
In answer to the challenge of this ambitious structure Time had laid his destroying hand upon it, and it would soon be "one with Nineveh and Tyre.
This thought has let states with a limited territorial basis like Tyre, Carthage, Venice, Holland, and England, for instance, to secure the carrying trade.
Babylon, Troy, Tyre, Palestine, and even early Rome are passing already into fiction.
I remember in the early days of motor-cars being with a friend when a tyre burst with a loud report.