\ 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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Leaning into the western theme, Cash sported the tiered boots with a fringed leather jacket and classic skyblue jeans. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, "First Rihanna, Now This Estonian Rapper Is Wearing Fashion’s Most Outrageous Thigh-High Boot," 14 Dec. 2018 Out here, farmers in sarongs work in tiered rice paddies, whose packed-earth Subak system of irrigation is UNESCO protected. Alex Postman, Condé Nast Traveler, "Finding the Bali You Came For," 16 Nov. 2018 NYC Parks also has a tiered rating system that identifies how accessible a playground is; level one is a playground for all children, while a level four playground includes transfer platforms and ground-level play features, but no adaptive swings. Megan Barber, Curbed, "Why cities need accessible playgrounds," 20 July 2018 Chandeliers dripping with crystals are in every room, from a pair in the living room which each have 300 strings of crystal, to a tiered structure over the king-size bed in the master suite. Diane Cowen, Houston Chronicle, "Tilman Fertitta goes all in on his swanky new Presidential Suite," 7 June 2018 Three of his penny-stock ventures—two drink makers and a vitamin company with a tiered sales structure—enjoyed bursts of investor enthusiasm. Kyle Stock, Bloomberg.com, "How Two Million People Loved MoviePass Nearly to Death," 16 May 2018 Airbnb opposes the tiered tax structure in that bill and is concerned about its registration and licensing requirements. Jon Chesto, BostonGlobe.com, "Homing in at the State House," 30 Mar. 2018 School officials recommended to county commissioners a tiered structure that would raise impact fees gradually over two years to be fair to developers. Martin E. Comas, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Seminole likely to change school impact fees after protest from apartment developers," 30 Mar. 2018 Chinese phone maker Xiaomi is planning an IPO in Hong Kong, under the territory’s reformed rules allowing companies to issue a two-tiered share structure with different voting rights. Clay Chandler, Fortune, "China's wounded rhinos," 3 Feb. 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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