Definitions for TIERˈtaɪ ər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. one of a series of rows or ranks rising one behind or above another, as of seats in an amphitheater.

  2. one of a number of galleries, as in a theater.

  3. a layer; level; stratum:

    a wedding cake with six tiers.

  4. (v.t.)to arrange in tiers.

  5. (v.i.)to rise in tiers.

Origin of tier:

1560–70; earlier also tire, tyre, teare < MF, OF tire, tiere order, row, rank < Gmc; cf. OE, OS tīr, OHG zēri glory, adornment

ti•erˈtaɪ ər(n.)

  1. a person or thing that ties.

Origin of 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

Anagrams of TIER

  1. REIT

  2. Rite

Translations for TIER

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a row of seats

They sat in the front/first tier.

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