from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One of a series of rows placed one above another: a stadium with four tiers of seats.
- n. A rank or class.
- transitive v. To arrange (something) into or rise in tiers: tier a wedding cake; balconies that tier upward.
- n. One that ties: a tier of knots.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. One who ties (knots, etc).
- n. Something that ties.
- n. A layer or rank, especially of seats or a wedding cake.
- v. To arrange in layers.
- v. To cascade in an overlapping sequence.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who, or that which, ties.
- n. A chold's apron covering the upper part of the body, and tied with tape or cord; a pinafore.
- n. A row or rank, especially one of two or more rows placed one above, or higher than, another.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A range of mountains.
- n. One who or that which ties.
- n. A child's apron. Also, erroneously, tire.
- n. In entomology, same as leaf-tier.
- n. A row; a rank, particularly when two or more rows are placed one above another: as, a tier of seats in a theater; the old three-decked war-ships had three tiers of guns on each side, the upper, middle, and lower tiers.
- n. In organ-building, same as rank, 1 .
- To pile, build, or arrange in tiers. Compare tierer.
- n. See tire.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a relative position or degree of value in a graded group
- n. a worker who ties something
- n. any one of two or more competitors who tie one another
- n. something that is used for tying
- n. one of two or more layers one atop another
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.
There are a few different tiers of security at our school, but most people (teachers and students) have what I refer to as tier one, which is where everything remotely useful is blocked.
A year later, high-end home buyers were thought to have endless, deep pockets, further insulating the top-tier from the cratering economy.
Store sizes will be upwards of 15,000-25,000 square feet even in tier II towns like Pune.
I work in tier 1 (tier 2-ish tasks many times) HelpDesk at a media company and I'm constantly copying/pasting things in Active Directory, MS Exchange Management Console, and other systems.
The second tier is always there; the issue is: what the first tier should look like.
Because this lower tier is what Medicare will become.
I was just saying that I could empathise with the sense that some authors might not feel ready to pitch to bigger venues and that, as a result, an easier-to-get-in tier of markets was probably no bad thing.
Each tier is filled with chocolate buttercream while being iced with vanilla buttercream.