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Definitions and Synonyms of tier | Another word for tier | What is tier?

Definition 1: one of two or more layers one atop another - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where tier or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • tier upon tier of huge casks
  • a three-tier wedding cake

(tier is a kind of ...) single thickness of usually some homogeneous substance

"slices of hard-boiled egg on a bed of spinach"

Definition 2: something that is used for tying - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where tier or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the sail is fastened to the yard with tiers

(tier is a kind of ...) a strong line

Definition 3: a worker who ties something - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for tier in the sense of this definition

(tier is a kind of ...) a person who works at a specific occupation

"he is a good worker"

Definition 4: any one of two or more competitors who tie one another - [noun denoting person]

(tier is a kind of ...) the contestant you hope to defeat

"he had respect for his rivals" "he wanted to know what the competition was doing"

Definition 5: a relative position or degree of value in a graded group - [noun denoting state]

Samples where tier or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • lumber of the highest grade

Synonyms for tier in the sense of this definition

(tier is a kind of ...) relative status

"his salary was determined by his rank and seniority"

(... is a kind of tier ) the level of safety from exposure to infectious agents; depends on work practices and safety equipment and facilities

(... is a kind of tier ) the advanced level of a subject taken in school (usually two years after O level)

(... is a kind of tier ) the basic level of a subject taken in school

(... is a kind of tier ) the level of education that college students are assumed to have attained

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