HyperDic: tier

English > 5 senses of the word tier:
NOUNstatetier, grade, levela relative position or degree of value in a graded group
person tierany one of two or more competitors who tie one another
person tier, tier upa worker who ties something
artifacttiersomething that is used for tying
artifacttierone of two or more layers one atop another
tier > pronunciation
Soundstiy'r
Rhymesbier ... weir: 21 rhymes with iyr...
English > tier: 5 senses > noun 1, state
MeaningA relative position or degree of value in a graded group.
Synonymsgrade, level
NarrowerA levelThe advanced level of a subject taken in school (usually two years after O level)
General Certificate of Secondary Education, GCSE, O levelThe basic level of a subject taken in school
biosafety levelThe level of safety from exposure to infectious agents
college levelThe level of education that college students are assumed to have attained
Broaderrankrelative status
Spanishgrado, nivel
Catalangrau
English > tier: 5 senses > noun 2, person
MeaningAny one of two or more competitors who tie one another.
Broaderrival, challenger, competitor, competition, contenderThe contestant you hope to defeat
Spanishhilera
Catalanrenglera
Verbstiefinish a game / game / game with an equal number of points, goals, etc.
English > tier: 5 senses > noun 3, person
MeaningA worker who ties something.
Synonymtier up
BroaderworkerA person who works at a specific occupation
Verbstiefasten or secure with a rope, string, or cord
English > tier: 5 senses > noun 4, artifact
MeaningSomething that is used for tying.
Example"the sail is fastened to the yard with tiers"
BroaderropeA strong line
Verbstiefasten or secure with a rope, string, or cord
English > tier: 5 senses > noun 5, artifact
MeaningOne of two or more layers one atop another.
Examples
  • "tier upon tier of huge casks"
  • "a three-tier wedding cake"
Broaderlayer, bedSingle thickness of usually some homogeneous substance
Adjectivestieredhaving or arranged in tiers

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