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TYRE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Tyre mean? 

TYRE (noun)
  The noun TYRE has 2 senses:

1. a port in southern Lebanon on the Mediterranean Sea; formerly a major Phoenician seaport famous for silks
2. hoop that covers a wheel

  Familiarity information: TYRE used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


TYRE (noun)


Sense 1Tyre [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A port in southern Lebanon on the Mediterranean Sea; formerly a major Phoenician seaport famous for silks

Classified under:

Nouns denoting spatial position

Synonyms:

Sur; Tyre

Instance hypernyms:

city; metropolis; urban center (a large and densely populated urban area; may include several independent administrative districts)

port (a place (seaport or airport) where people and merchandise can enter or leave a country)

Holonyms ("Tyre" is a part of...):

Lebanese Republic; Lebanon (an Asian republic at east end of Mediterranean)


Sense 2tyre [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Hoop that covers a wheel

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

tire; tyre

Context example:

automobile tires are usually made of rubber and filled with compressed air

Hypernyms ("tyre" is a kind of...):

hoop; ring (a rigid circular band of metal or wood or other material used for holding or fastening or hanging or pulling)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "tyre"):

auto tire; automobile tire; car tire; rubber tire (a tire consisting of a rubber ring around the rim of an automobile wheel)

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)


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