\ˈtird \

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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There were tiered dresses in violet or emerald, and one incredible lace suit in silver, that were coordinated with the color of the model’s hair to add to the otherworldliness of the fashion mise-en-scène being played out in front of us. Luke Leitch, Vogue, "Dolce & Gabbana’s Como Chameleons: Naomi Campbell, Halima Aden, and Maye Musk Model Alta Moda in Italy," 6 July 2018 The two-tiered white and gold confection featured a top layer that resembled a ruffle and was nearly identical to the top half of Vergara’s birthday outfit. Madison Roberts, PEOPLE.com, "Sofia Vergara Celebrated Her 46th Birthday with a Cake That Matched Her Dress Exactly," 11 July 2018 Some critics have complained that the African-American museum’s three-tiered crown, which was inspired by a wood sculpture made by an early 20th Century Yoruba artist, turns a dull brown when there’s no sunlight to make the aluminum sparkle. Blair Kamin, chicagotribune.com, "The national African-American museum still stirs the soul — and drops hints of what to expect at the Obama Presidential Center," 11 July 2018 Sundance, held each January in Park City, Utah, currently accredits more than 1,000 journalists, assigning each media credential according to a three-tiered system of prioritized access. Jen Yamato, latimes.com, "Sundance and Toronto film festivals pledge increased access for underrepresented critics," 15 June 2018 Mikos serves on the city’s Planning and Zoning Commission and cites a three-tiered approach that would tackle public safety, education and economic development. azcentral, "Election 2018: Here's who wants to run your Valley city," 1 June 2018 The Pass Situation: Full-day lift tickets are $79 for adults and are 25 percent off when bought online in advance (there are tiered lower rates for seniors and children). Myers Reece, Condé Nast Traveler, "Montana Ski Resorts Don't Get As Much Love As They Should," 23 Jan. 2018 As concerns about residents not being able to use their licenses to board domestic flights increased, state lawmakers passed a measure last year creating the two-tiered licensing system. Rachel La Corte, The Seattle Times, "Changes coming to standard Washington licenses, IDs," 28 June 2018 The Childs is a study in cool minimalism, arranged above and below a two-tiered set designed by Frank Gehry, with shimmering musical accompaniment by John Adams. Marina Harss, The New Yorker, "Summer Dance Preview," 11 May 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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