—v.t. 1. to reduce or exhaust the strength of, as by exertion; make weary; fatigue: The long walk tired him. 2. to exhaust the interest, patience, etc., of; make weary; bore: Your stories tire me.
—v.i. 1. to have the strength reduced or exhausted, as by labor or exertion; become fatigued; be sleepy.
2. to have one's appreciation, interest, patience, etc., exhausted; become or be weary; become bored (usually fol. by of): He soon tired of playing billiards.
—n. 1. a ring or band of rubber, either solid or hollow and inflated, or of metal, placed over the rim of a wheel to provide traction, resistance to wear, or other desirable properties.
2. a metal band attached to the outside of the felloes and forming the tread of a wagon wheel.