tier meaning

Pronunciation:   "tier" in a sentence
  • Noun: tier  teer [N. Amer], teeu [Brit]
    1. A relative position or degree of value in a graded group
      - grade, level 
    2. Any one of two or more competitors who tie one another 
    3. A worker who ties something
      - tier up 
    4. Something that is used for tying
      "the sail is fastened to the yard with tiers" 
    5. One of two or more layers one atop another
      "tier upon tier of huge casks"; "a three-tier wedding cake"

    Sounds like: tear

    Derived forms: tiers

    See also: tie, tiered

    Type of: bed, challenger, competition, competitor, contender, layer, rank, rival, rope, worker

    Encyclopedia: Tier

  • [Architecture]

    A row, or a group of rows placed one above the other, as rows of seats in a theater or of beams in construction.

  • [Business]
    AmE / noun [C]



    one of several levels in an organization or a system:

    More women are reaching the top tier of management.

    a two-tier pay structure


    one of several levels of quality:

    a place in the top tier of biotech companies

    second-tier stocks

    (= not as safe an investment as top tier or blue chip)


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  1. heated air is forced into the upper tier of ducts.
  2. each tier of cells is earmarked for a particular function.
  3. ai now effectively assaults 2nd tier of a fortress
  4. data access in client and middle-tier programming
  5. the middle tier can then send back either a new

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