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tier

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noun \ˈtir\

Definition of tier

  1. 1a :  a row, rank, or layer of articles; especially :  one of two or more rows, levels, or ranks arranged one above anotherb :  a group of political or geographic divisions that form a row across the map <the southern tier of states>

  2. 2 :  class, category



Origin of tier

Middle French tire rank, from Old French — more at attire


First Known Use: 1569


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tier

verb

Definition of tier

  • transitive verb
    1. :  to place or arrange in tiers

    2. intransitive verb
    3. :  to rise in tiers



    Circa 1889

    First Known Use of tier

    circa 1889

    Rhymes with tier


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    tier

    noun ti·er \ˈtī(-ə)r\

    Definition of tier

    1. :  one that ties



    1633

    First Known Use of tier

    1633

    Variants of tier

    or ty·er \ˈtī(-ə)r\


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