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

Example Sentences

The hors d'oeuvres were served on tiered platters.
Recent Examples on the Web Analysts say that solving the energy crisis would require bold measures, like going into debt or putting in place a tiered tariff system in which the poor are subsidized while big companies pay more. Lynsey Chutel, New York Times, 9 Feb. 2023 Workers want to get rid of a two tiered system that's based on when workers were hired. Ricardo Torres, Journal Sentinel, 24 Jan. 2023 Damrei Krap is a temple that dates back to the late eighth century and consists of a trio of tiered brick towers: an intact central tower flanked by the unfinished stumps of its fellows. Simon Willis, Travel + Leisure, 21 Feb. 2023 Its tiered, warm bronze facade, whose color shifts with the sun, riffs on Yoruba caryatids and ironwork designs by a former South Carolina slave, playing off a phalanx of white marble mausoleums lining the National Mall. Michael Kimmelman, New York Times, 15 Feb. 2023 But food-delivery companies have also had to make concessions to appease restaurateurs, particularly given the latter’s big lobbying power, including rolling out a tiered commission pricing model and adding alcohol delivery on their apps. Michelle Cheng, Quartz, 13 Feb. 2023 Seating in the tiered terrace areas is on cushioned cocktail stools. David L. Coddoncontributor, San Diego Union-Tribune, 4 Feb. 2023 Mattress and bedding brand Helix has a couple of tiered deals on its sleep products this weekend. Sarah Madaus, SELF, 9 Feb. 2023 The proposal also calls for additional cuts in Arizona, California and Nevada on a tiered scale if Lake Mead continues to decline. Los Angeles Times, 3 Feb. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1807, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of tiered was in 1807

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Cite this Entry

“Tiered.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tiered. Accessed 29 Mar. 2023.

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