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tier

noun \ ˈtir \

Definition of tier

1 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

Origin and Etymology of tier

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


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tier

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


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tier

noun ti·er \ ˈtī(-ə)r \
variants: or

Definition of tier

:one that ties

First Known Use of tier

1633


TIER Defined for Kids

tier

noun \ ˈtir \

Definition of tier for Students

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


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