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1tier

noun \ˈtir\

Definition of TIER

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a :  a row, rank, or layer of articles; especially :  one of two or more rows, levels, or ranks arranged one above another
b :  a group of political or geographic divisions that form a row across the map <the southern tier of states>
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Origin of TIER

Middle French tire rank, from Old French — more at attire
First Known Use: 1569

2tier

verb

Definition of TIER

transitive verb
:  to place or arrange in tiers
intransitive verb
:  to rise in tiers

First Known Use of TIER

circa 1889

Rhymes with TIER

3tier

noun ti·er \ˈtī(-ə)r\

Definition of TIER

:  one that ties

Variants of TIER

ti·er or ty·er \ˈtī(-ə)r\

First Known Use of TIER

1633
TIER Defined for Kids

tier

noun \ˈtir\

Definition of TIER for Kids

:  a row, rank, or layer usually arranged in a series one above the other

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