- 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 tier; from 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 dēiro- ; 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".