- Tier means a row or layer.
- An example of a tier is an upper level of chairs in a theater.
- An example of a tier is one of three layers of a wedding cake.
- The definition of a tier is someone who ties things.
An example of a tier is a mother who helps a child with the laces of their shoes.
- a row, or rank, of seats
- any of a series of rows, layers, ranks, etc. arranged one above or behind another
Origin of tierfrom Old French tire, order, rank, dress from Frankish an unverified form teri (akin to Old High German ziari, beauty, Old English tir, glory) from Indo-European an unverified form d?iro- from base an unverified form dei-, to gleam from source deity
- a person or thing that ties
- a type of pinafore formerly worn by children
- One of a series of rows placed one above another: a stadium with four tiers of seats.
- A rank or class.
tr. & intr.v.tiered, tier·ing, tiers
Origin of tierMiddle English tire row, rank from Old French from tirer to draw out ; see tirade .
- One who ties (knots, etc).
- Something that ties.
tie + -er
(third-person singular simple present tiers, present participle tiering, simple past and past participle tiered)
Maybe from Middle French, from Old French tirer, "draw, pull out".