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TIER

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does tier mean? 

TIER (noun)
  The noun TIER has 5 senses:

1. a relative position or degree of value in a graded group
2. any one of two or more competitors who tie one another
3. a worker who ties something
4. something that is used for tying
5. one of two or more layers one atop another

  Familiarity information: TIER used as a noun is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


TIER (noun)


Sense 1tier [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A relative position or degree of value in a graded group

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

tier; grade; level

Context example:

lumber of the highest grade

Hypernyms ("tier" is a kind of...):

rank (relative status)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "tier"):

biosafety level (the level of safety from exposure to infectious agents; depends on work practices and safety equipment and facilities)

A level (the advanced level of a subject taken in school (usually two years after O level))

O level (the basic level of a subject taken in school)

college level (the level of education that college students are assumed to have attained)


Sense 2tier [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Any one of two or more competitors who tie one another

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Hypernyms ("tier" is a kind of...):

challenger; competition; competitor; contender; rival (the contestant you hope to defeat)


Sense 3tier [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A worker who ties something

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

tier up; tier

Hypernyms ("tier" is a kind of...):

worker (a person who works at a specific occupation)


Sense 4tier [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Something that is used for tying

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Context example:

the sail is fastened to the yard with tiers

Hypernyms ("tier" is a kind of...):

rope (a strong line)


Sense 5tier [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

One of two or more layers one atop another

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms ("tier" is a kind of...):

bed; layer (single thickness of usually some homogeneous substance)


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