• To become sleepy or weary.
  • To make sleepy or weary.
  • To become bored or impatient (with).
  • To bore.
  • To dress or adorn.
  • To seize, pull, and tear prey, as a hawk does.
  • To seize, rend, or tear something as prey; to be fixed upon, or engaged with, anything.



  • From Middle English tiren, tirien, teorien, from Old English tȳrian, tēorian, of uncertain origin. Possibly from Proto-West Germanic *teuʀōn, which is possibly from Proto-Indo-European *dewH-. Compare Ancient Greek δεύομαι, Sanskrit दोष.
  • From Middle English tire aphetic form of attire.
  • From Middle English tire, from Old French tirer, akin to English tear.

Modern English dictionary

Explore and search massive catalog of over 900,000 word meanings.

Word of the Day

Get a curated memorable word every day.

Challenge yourself

Level up your vocabulary by setting personal goals.

And much more

Try out Vedaist now.