tiered

adjective
\ ˈtird How to pronounce tiered (audio) \

Definition of tiered

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

Examples of tiered in a Sentence

The hors d'oeuvres were served on tiered platters.
Recent Examples on the Web Rebecca Minkoff’s chic statement leather jackets, ruffled blouses and patterned mini dresses are part of a tiered sale that kicks in and goes up to 40% off on Black Friday through Cyber Monday (deals in general run through December 1). Krystin Arneson, CNN Underscored, "The best fashion and beauty deals to shop this Black Friday," 27 Nov. 2020 With its tiered rewards system, spending $250 gets you a $25 gift card and $500 gets you a $75 gift card. Leigh-ann Jackson, Los Angeles Times, "Black Friday 2020: 17 places to shop in L.A. and online," 17 Nov. 2020 Elsewhere in California, the virus is rebounding and for the first time since the state enacted its tiered reopening system, no counties made forward progress in the past week. Bloomberg.com, "San Francisco Pares Reopening; Newark Curfews: Virus Update," 9 Nov. 2020 The mayor proposed shutdowns based on those ZIP codes, but Cuomo instead issued the orders on a tiered cluster system. Ryan W. Miller, USA TODAY, "New virus restrictions in New York spark anti-lockdown protests in Orthodox Jewish community," 8 Oct. 2020 The tiered plan that public health officials and experts set forth for the gradual reopening the country was almost completely ignored as states raced to restart their economies. Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN, "The pandemic has become a humanitarian disaster in the United States," 13 Nov. 2020 The tiered altar features photos of the 12-year-old Santos Rodriguez, who was shot in the head by a Dallas police officer in 1973 during a police interrogation. Dianne Solis, Dallas News, "Day of the Dead takes on deeper meaning during the pandemic as Latinos honor lost lives," 30 Oct. 2020 French doors open to the tiered backyard, where fountains and lounges are tucked into arched openings on a flagstone patio. Jack Flemming, Los Angeles Times, "Director Eli Roth eyes $3.48 million for Hollywood Hills Tudor," 27 Oct. 2020 New Orleans, which has continually embraced restrictions that are stricter than elsewhere in the state, adopted a tiered approach to Phase 3 that would see the city come the closest to the state's rules by Halloween. Jessica Williams, NOLA.com, "LaToya Cantrell: Mask-wearing is mandatory in New Orleans. The penalty? Up to a $500 fine," 22 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of tiered

1807, in the meaning defined above

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29 Nov 2020

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“Tiered.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tiered. Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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tiered

adjective
How to pronounce tiered (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of tiered

: arranged in layers or tiers

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