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Definition of tiered

: having or arranged in tiers, rows, or layers often used in combination triple-tiered

Examples of tiered in a Sentence

The hors d'oeuvres were served on tiered platters.

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The two-tiered pot system consists of a main compartment above, containing your plant and filter, and a water reservoir below. Ann Lien, House Beautiful, "This Planter Takes Care of Your Plant for Three Weeks Straight," 13 Mar. 2019 The Black is a big ballpark, with large ridges and meadows, fairways full of bumps and humps, sizeable bunkers and enormous tiered greens. Steve Dimeglio, USA TODAY, "Streamsong is unlike any golf resort you'd expect in Florida," 12 Apr. 2018 Enter Giambattista Valli's string of finale ball gowns for his latest Haute Couture presentation, each one grander and more pleated, tiered and saccharine pink than the next. Carrie Goldberg, Harper's BAZAAR, "Can You Wear Haute Couture In Real Life?," 7 Aug. 2017 The focal point of the spread is a two-tiered cake covered in what looks like edible pearls and gold-tone accents. Nicole Saunders, Harper's BAZAAR, "See the Adorable Dessert & Flowers from Meghan Markle's New York City Baby Shower," 27 Feb. 2019 Social media posts showed the reception had a dessert bar complete with mini pies and a three tiered wedding cake topped with flowers. Elise Taylor, Vogue, "Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas Had Another Wedding Reception—This Time in North Carolina," 28 Jan. 2019 Her other favorite feature is a two-tiered deck that Rodney — a Philadelphia firefighter — built by hand. Shannon Rooney, Philly.com, "For sale in Philly: A family home with room for in-laws for $585,000," 20 Apr. 2018 Photos emerged on Instagram of the couple cutting a tiered cake, with Liam in a tux and Miley in a white, off-the-shoulder dress. Carolyn Twersky, Seventeen, "A Complete Timeline of Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth's Relationship," 27 Dec. 2018 Tatyana and Vaughn exchanged written vows during the ceremony, and the wedding featured a tiered two-flavor cake that was inspired by the couple’s one point of disagreement. Emma Dibdin, Country Living, "All About Hallmark's Tatyana Ali and Her Life with Her Husband Vaughn," 24 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of tiered

1807, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of tiered was in 1807

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English Language Learners Definition of tiered

: arranged in layers or tiers

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