Definition of Tyre in English:

Tyre

Syllabification: Tyre
Pronunciation: /tī(ə)r
 
/
A port on the Mediterranean Sea in southern Lebanon; population 41,800 (est. 2009). Founded in the 2nd millennium bc as a colony of Sidon, it was for centuries a Phoenician port and trading center.

Derivatives

Tyrian

Pronunciation: /ˈtirēən/
adjective & noun
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  • He laid her on a couch spread with cloths of Tyrian dye, and called her his wife, and put her head upon a pillow of the softest feathers, as if she could enjoy their softness.
  • She gathered all the Tyrians who opposed Pygmalion and came to North Africa where she leased all the land she could surround with the skin of a bull from the natives.
  • This means that, unlike the interior of the island, which is populated only by Tyrians, the coast is held by both the Tyrians and the Iberians.

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