What does TIER mean?

Definitions for TIERˈtaɪ ər

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word TIER.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. grade, level, tier(noun)

    a relative position or degree of value in a graded group

    "lumber of the highest grade"

  2. tier(noun)

    any one of two or more competitors who tie one another

  3. tier, tier up(noun)

    a worker who ties something

  4. tier(noun)

    something that is used for tying

    "the sail is fastened to the yard with tiers"

  5. tier(noun)

    one of two or more layers one atop another

    "tier upon tier of huge casks"; "a three-tier wedding cake"


  1. tier(Noun)

    One who ties (knots, etc).

  2. tier(Noun)

    Something that ties.

  3. tier(Noun)

    A layer or rank, especially of seats or a wedding cake.

  4. tier(Verb)

    To arrange in layers.

  5. tier(Verb)

    To cascade in an overlapping sequence.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tier(noun)

    one who, or that which, ties

  2. Tier(noun)

    a chold's apron covering the upper part of the body, and tied with tape or cord; a pinafore

  3. Tier(verb)

    a row or rank, especially one of two or more rows placed one above, or higher than, another; as, a tier of seats in a theater

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Tier

    tēr, n. a row or rank, especially when several rows are placed one above another. [Fr. tiretirer, to draw.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of TIER in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of TIER in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Liu Jianwei:

    The average (price) growth of new homes in first-tier cities started to narrow, while it continued to widen in second- and third-tier.

  2. Nicholas McGeehan:

    Putting in place a two-tier labor system, which is what they are talking about, is not much of a legacy, i don't think it's something that we should accept.

  3. Ned Benson:

    Right now, in independent film, everything is crushed down to budgets below $5 million, so you end shooting in 20 days, in the next tier, there is such an expansion with the potential of projects that filmmakers are very eager for.

  4. Wang Jianlin:

    Sales are highly concentrated in first- and second-tier cities, where 36 top cities account for three-quarters of the total sales value. So the portion from third- and fourth-tier cities is very low. As long as they destock slowly, there is no problem.

  5. Chief Executive Henrik Ehrnrooth:

    If you look at a Tier 1 city the market development continues to be positive. If you on the other hand look at some of the lower tier cities we see a clearly more challenging situation and we can see that our customers have challenges in getting financing and also inventory levels are at quite a high level in some of the cities, the market remains uncertain and in some places very challenging.

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