English 10: Writing Portfolio
Catholic Memorial High School
|The Word Tired is known to have
many different meanings. This word is often used in many different
ways, it that it sometimes can be used in the wrong way. The word Tired true actual meaning dates
back far enough in time that there may have been many different spellings for it as well as having
many different meanings and as time goes on it will continue. when the word Tired was researched
there were a couple of different spellings as it said in the OED.
Tired is known as "drained of strength and of energy, fatigued often to the point of
exhaustion, and obviously worn by hard use" this word is defined in the Webster-Merriam
Dictionary. What they state here is that from doing tings we become tired, stressed and have a loss
of energy to do things. This definition of Tired today is most likely what we know as it to be used
as. Tired used by many writers in newspaper articles was used as recent as 10/22/07 ports section of
the Boston Globe " The Sox look tired and have tried to show what they can do, but it is just
not good enough," this basically defines of how it would be used in a dictionary's word-
exhausted, the Sox were worn out.
In the American Heritage dictionary Tired is defined as "over used, exhausted of strength,
energy, fatigued, or impatient". These definitions are what you would find used over hundred
years ago, with an example like " After playing nine hard innings of a baseball game, the
player showed signs of tiredness and impatience by snapping at his coach."
The Webster Dictionary the word Tired is defined as "weary, Exhauseted - Fully Stressed out,
lazy, lack of rest." This Definition coincides with the two previous dictionary definitions
listed above. A word so true to its definition is amazing to think it was used at least as far back
as 500 years ago by our ancestors, a word that may be used at least as it was then is intresting to
In the OED the word Tired is described first being used in 1470 by Henry Wallace IV, "The Hors
was Tyryt and Forthyr pas"and then by Dunbar in 1508 " Tua Mariit Wemen." Tired was
Spelt Tyryt not tired and even women was spelt Wemen with tyryt in their text leading us to see it
as a different spelling but the same meaning. Then in 1562 Mr. Shakes spelt it as tyrede with the
same meaning but a different spelling, to be out of energy and non enthusiastic. In 1672 Mr. Marvel
changes his spelling of tired as tyred and then again in 1590 Tired is Spelt the way it is currently
being used today all having the same definition.
Sports Illustrated, U.S NEWS, People Magazine and London Times Tired was used to describe players
feelings, public figures ways after elections, celeberties actions after a movie performance and
Prince's feelings after his training period. These all described the players, public figures,
celeberties and important figures as being Tired but spelt it differently or used the word in a
different text, but they all had the same meaning. An example of this was "Britney Spears
appeared tired after pulling an all night party with her friends," she was exhausted.
To place all three of these dictionary's side by side with their meanings it is surprising to
see they all had many different spellings of the word Tired but they all showed the same type of
definition or gave you the same example of its meaning.
As time goes on the word Tired will be spelt a couple of more different ways, but the definition of
the word will still have the same meaning in my eyes. The word Tired will go on being a word known
as exhausted and effortless, Tired id we think about it, is pretty much well used word for its
meaning. Its great way too look back on something just like thinking of its creativity.
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