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tier

row, rank, or layer, one atop the other: Their seats are on the third tier.
Not to be confused with:
tear – (tear as in teardrop) a drop of the saline solution that is secreted by the lacrimal glands: I won’t shed a tear if you go.

tier 1

 (tîr)
n.
1. One of a series of rows placed one above another: a stadium with four tiers of seats.
2. A rank or class.
tr. & intr.v. tiered, tier·ing, tiers
To arrange (something) into or rise in tiers: tier a wedding cake; balconies that tier upward.

[Middle English tire, row, rank, from Old French, from tirer, to draw out; see tirade.]

ti·er 2

 (tī′ər)
n.
One that ties: a tier of knots.

tier

(tɪə)
n
1. one of a set of rows placed one above and behind the other, such as theatre seats
2.
a. a layer or level
b. (in combination): a three-tier cake.
3. a rank, order, or row
vb
to be or arrange in tiers
[C16: from Old French tire rank, of Germanic origin; compare Old English tīr embellishment]

tier

(ˈtaɪə)
n
a person or thing that ties

tier1

(tɪər)

n.
1. one of a series of rows or ranks rising one behind or above another, as of seats in an amphitheater.
2. one of a number of galleries, as in a theater.
3. a layer; level; stratum: a wedding cake with six tiers.
v.t.
4. to arrange in tiers.
v.i.
5. to rise in tiers.
[1560–70; earlier also tire, tyre, teare < Middle French, Old French tire, tiere order, row, rank < Germanic; compare Old English, Old Saxon tīr, Old High German zēri glory, adornment]

ti•er2

(ˈtaɪ ər)

n.
a person or thing that ties.
[1625–35]

tier

- From French tire, "order, sequence."
See also related terms for sequence.

Tier

 a row or rank; a series; ships moored or at anchor, 1732.
Examples: tier of galleries; of guns; of organ pipes; of shelves; of shipping (moored), 1858; of snakes, 1646; of theatre boxes; the lower tier of society, 1882.

tier


Past participle: tiered
Gerund: tiering

Imperative
tier
tier
Present
I tier
you tier
he/she/it tiers
we tier
you tier
they tier
Preterite
I tiered
you tiered
he/she/it tiered
we tiered
you tiered
they tiered
Present Continuous
I am tiering
you are tiering
he/she/it is tiering
we are tiering
you are tiering
they are tiering
Present Perfect
I have tiered
you have tiered
he/she/it has tiered
we have tiered
you have tiered
they have tiered
Past Continuous
I was tiering
you were tiering
he/she/it was tiering
we were tiering
you were tiering
they were tiering
Past Perfect
I had tiered
you had tiered
he/she/it had tiered
we had tiered
you had tiered
they had tiered
Future
I will tier
you will tier
he/she/it will tier
we will tier
you will tier
they will tier
Future Perfect
I will have tiered
you will have tiered
he/she/it will have tiered
we will have tiered
you will have tiered
they will have tiered
Future Continuous
I will be tiering
you will be tiering
he/she/it will be tiering
we will be tiering
you will be tiering
they will be tiering
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been tiering
you have been tiering
he/she/it has been tiering
we have been tiering
you have been tiering
they have been tiering
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been tiering
you will have been tiering
he/she/it will have been tiering
we will have been tiering
you will have been tiering
they will have been tiering
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been tiering
you had been tiering
he/she/it had been tiering
we had been tiering
you had been tiering
they had been tiering
Conditional
I would tier
you would tier
he/she/it would tier
we would tier
you would tier
they would tier
Past Conditional
I would have tiered
you would have tiered
he/she/it would have tiered
we would have tiered
you would have tiered
they would have tiered
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tier - a relative position or degree of value in a graded grouptier - a relative position or degree of value in a graded group; "lumber of the highest grade"
biosafety level - the level of safety from exposure to infectious agents; depends on work practices and safety equipment and facilities
rank - relative status; "his salary was determined by his rank and seniority"
A level - the advanced level of a subject taken in school (usually two years after O level)
GCSE, General Certificate of Secondary Education, O level - the basic level of a subject taken in school
college level - the level of education that college students are assumed to have attained
2.tier - any one of two or more competitors who tie one another
challenger, competitor, contender, rival, competition - the contestant you hope to defeat; "he had respect for his rivals"; "he wanted to know what the competition was doing"
3.tier - a worker who ties something
worker - a person who works at a specific occupation; "he is a good worker"
4.tier - something that is used for tying; "the sail is fastened to the yard with tiers"
rope - a strong line
5.tier - one of two or more layers one atop another; "tier upon tier of huge casks"; "a three-tier wedding cake"
layer, bed - single thickness of usually some homogeneous substance; "slices of hard-boiled egg on a bed of spinach"

tier

noun row, bank, layer, line, order, level, series, file, rank, storey, stratum, echelon an auditorium with tiers of seats around and above it

tier

noun
1. A group of people or things arranged in a row:
2. A division of persons or things by quality, rank, or grade:
Translations
صَف مَقاعِد مُدَرَّج
řada
række
sætaröî
rinda

tier

[tɪəʳ] N
1. (in stadium, amphitheatre) (= row of seats) → grada f; [of cake] → piso m
to arrange in tiersdisponer en gradas or pisos
2. (fig) (in management, system) → nivel m
a two-tier health serviceun sistema sanitario que hace distinciones entre dos grupos

tier

[ˈtɪər] n
[seats] → gradin m
We were sitting in the top tier → Nous étions assis dans le gradin du haut.
tier of seats → gradin m
[cake] → étage m

tier

n (of cake)Etage f, → Stufe f; (of amphitheatre)Reihe f; (Theat, of stadium) → Rang m; (fig, in hierarchy etc) → Stufe f, → Rang m; a cake with three tiersein dreistöckiger Kuchen; a three-tier hierarchyeine dreigestufte Hierarchie; to arrange something in tiersetw stufenförmig aufbauen

tier

[tɪəʳ] n (in theatre) → fila; (in stadium) → gradinata; (layer) → strato; (of cake) → piano
to arrange in tiers → disporre in file (or in strati)

tier

(tiə) noun
a row of seats. They sat in the front/first tier.
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