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Meaning of TIER

Pronunciation:  'tIur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  one of two or more layers one atop another; "tier upon tier of huge casks"; "a three-tier wedding cake"
  2. [n]  something that is used for tying; "the sail is fastened to the yard with tiers"
  3. [n]  a worker who ties something
  4. [n]  any one of two or more competitors who tie one another
  5. [n]  a relative position or degree of value in a graded group; "lumber of the highest grade"

TIER is a 4 letter word that starts with T.


 Synonyms: grade, level, tier up
 See Also: A level, challenger, college level, competition, competitor, contender, layer, O level, rank, rival, rope, worker



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Ti"er\, n.
    One who, or that which, ties.
  2. \Ti"er\, n. [See {Tire} a headdress.]
    A chold's apron covering the upper part of the body, and tied
    with tape or cord; a pinafore. [Written also {tire}.]
  3. \Tier\, n. [Perhaps fr. OF. tire, F. tire; probably of
    Teutonic origin; cf. OHG. ziar[=i] ornament, G. zier, AS.
    t[=i]r glory, ti['e]r row, rank. But cf. also F. tirer to
    draw, pull; of Teutonic origin. Cf. {Attire}, v. t., {Tire} a
    headdress, but also {Tirade}.]
    A row or rank, especially one of two or more rows placed one
    above, or higher than, another; as, a tier of seats in a
    {Tiers of a cable}, the ranges of fakes, or windings, of a
       cable, laid one within another when coiled.