tired / tīrd/ • adj. in need of sleep or rest; weary: Fisher rubbed his tired eyes she was tired out now that the strain was over. ∎ (tired of) bored with: I have to look after these animals when you get tired of them. ∎ (of a thing) no longer fresh or in good condition: a few boxes of tired vegetables. ∎ (esp. of a statement or idea) boring or uninteresting because overfamiliar: tired clichés like the “information revolution.”DERIVATIVES: tired·ly adv.tired·ness n.