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English Dictionary: tier by the DICT Development Group
4 results for tier
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. a relative position or degree of value in a graded group; "lumber of the highest grade"
    Synonym(s): grade, level, tier
  2. any one of two or more competitors who tie one another
  3. a worker who ties something
    Synonym(s): tier, 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"
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Tier \Ti"er\, n. [See {Tire} a headdress.]
      A chold's apron covering the upper part of the body, and tied
      with tape or cord; a pinafore. [Written also {tire}.]

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Tier \Tier\, n. [Perhaps fr. OF. tire, F. tire; probably of
      Teutonic origin; cf. OHG. ziar[c6] ornament, G. zier, AS.
      t[c6]r glory, ti[82]r row, rank. But cf. also F. tirer to
      draw, pull; of Teutonic origin. Cf. {Attire}, v. t., {Tire} a
      headdress, but also {Tirade}.]
      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
      {Tiers of a cable}, the ranges of fakes, or windings, of a
            cable, laid one within another when coiled.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Tier \Ti"er\, n.
      One who, or that which, ties.
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