- vi. 疲劳；厌倦
- vt. 使…疲倦；使…厌烦
- n. 轮胎；头饰
- n. (Tire)人名；(土)蒂雷
CET4 TEM4 GRE 考 研 CET6
2. ti-re, 两部分分别发音，其谐音为“太累”。
4. tyre <===> tire.
来自古英语 teorian,耗尽，停止，厌倦，来自 PIE*deu-s,*deu,缺乏，缺少，滞后，由该 PIE 词衍生前缀 dys-,坏的，差的，如 dysfunction,dyslexia.引申词义使疲劳，厌倦。tire 轮胎
来自中古英语 tire,装备，缩写自 attire,装备，准备，盛装，词源同 tier,tirade.该词原指马车或 战车轮子的外边缘铁板，后引申词义轮胎。
- tire: [OE] Tire is something of a mystery word. It was relatively common in the Old English period (where it originally meant ‘fail, cease, come to an end’ – ‘become weary’ is a secondary development), but then it disappeared, to return in the 14th century. Nor is anything certain known about its pre-English ancestry, although it may go back to the Indo-European base *deus- (source also of Sanskrit dosa- ‘fault, lack’). The use of the past participle tired as an adjective dates from the late 14th century.
- tire (v.1)
- "to weary," also "to become weary," Old English teorian (Kentish tiorian) "to fail, cease; become weary; make weary, exhaust," of uncertain origin; according to Watkins possibly from a PIE *deu-s-, suffixed form of root *deu- (1) "to lack, be wanting." Related: Tired; tiring.
- tire (n.)
- late 15c., "iron plates forming a rim of a carriage wheel," probably from tire "equipment, dress, covering" (c. 1300), a shortened form of attire (n.). The notion is of the tire as the dressing of the wheel. The original spelling was tyre, which had shifted to tire in 17c.-18c., but since early 19c. tyre has been revived in Great Britain and become standard there. Rubber ones, for bicycles (later automobiles) are from 1877. A tire-iron originally was one of the iron plates; as a device for separating a tire from a wheel, by 1909.
- tire (v.2)
- "furnish with a tire," 1899, from tire (n.).
- 1. Sooner or later he may tire of constantly putting himself last.
- 2. McKee suddenly noticed tire tracks on the bank ahead.
- 3. He felt he would never tire of international cricket.
- 4. His objective was to tire out the climbers.
- 5. Her legs were beginning to tire.
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