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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A layer; level; stratum; To arrange in layers.

Watch out! You may see this word with another pronunciation and its meaning is then different.
Used as a noun, listen here, it means: A layer; level; stratum; To arrange in layers. Used as a noun, listen here, it means: A person or thing that fastens by tightening and knotting the string or strings of.

Usage examples (40)
  • tier upon tier of huge casks
  • A three-tier wedding cake
  • These guys operated on what we call a tier one level.
  • We've got a lot of franchisee interest on our business from what I call tier-1 franchisees. for more
Tutoring comment
  • ''tier" is a heteronym, which means you may find it with different pronunciations and different meanings.
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