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Webster 1913 Edition


Tier

Ti′er

,
Noun.
One who, or that which, ties.

Ti′er

,
Noun.
[See
Tire
a headdress.]
A chold’s apron covering the upper part of the body, and tied with tape or cord; a pinafore.
[Written also
tire
.]

Tier

,
Noun.
[Perhaps fr. OF.
tire
, F.
tire
; probably of Teutonic origin; cf. OHG.
ziarī
ornament, G.
zier
, AS.
tīr
glory,
tiér
row, rank. But cf. also F.
tirer
to draw, pull; of Teutonic origin. Cf.
Attire
,
Verb.
T.
,
Tire
a headdress, but also
Tirade
.]
A row or rank, especially one of two or more rows placed one above, or higher than, another;
as, a
tier
of seats in a theater
.
Tiers of a cable
,
the ranges of fakes, or windings, of a cable, laid one within another when coiled.

Definition 2021


Tier

Tier

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German

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Noun

Tier n (genitive Tieres or Tiers, plural Tiere)

  1. animal
    • 2010, Der Spiegel, issue 25/2010, page 140:
      Mit seinen 30 Meter Länge und mitunter mehr als 150 Tonnen Gewicht übertrifft der Blauwal jedes andere Tier auf Erden.
      With its length of 30 meters and weight of sometimes more than 150 tons the blue whale surpasses every other animal on Earth.
  2. (hunting jargon) hind (female red deer)
  3. (informal, slang) someone who has animalistic features (of strength, appearance etc.)
    Dieser Junge ist so stark wie ein wildes Tier!
    This boy is as strong as a wild animal!

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Related terms

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English

Pronunciation

  • (UK) enPR: tī'ə(r), IPA(key): /ˈtaɪ.ə(ɹ)/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈtaɪ.ɚ/
  • Hyphenation: tier
  • Homophones: tire, tyre

Noun

tier (plural tiers)

  1. One who ties (knots, etc).
  2. Something that ties.

Etymology 2

From Middle French, Old French tire (rank, sequence, order, kind), probably from tirer (to draw, draw out).

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) enPR: , IPA(key): /ˈtɪə/
  • (US) enPR: tîr, IPA(key): /ˈtɪɚ/
  • Hyphenation: tier
  • Homophones: tear (as in droplet from one's eye)

Noun

tier (plural tiers)

  1. A layer or rank, especially of seats or a wedding cake.
Translations

Verb

tier (third-person singular simple present tiers, present participle tiering, simple past and past participle tiered)

  1. (transitive) To arrange in layers.
  2. (transitive) To cascade in an overlapping sequence.

Anagrams


Afrikaans

Etymology

From Dutch tijger.

Noun

tier (plural tiere)

  1. tiger

Danish

Etymology 1

From ti (ten) + -er

Alternative forms

  • 10'er

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /tiːər/, [ˈtˢiːˀɐ]

Noun

tier c (singular definite tieren, plural indefinite tiere)

  1. ten (the card between the nine and jack in a given suit)
  2. ten (a monetary denomination worth ten units)
Inflection
See also
Playing cards in Danish · kort, spillekort (layout · text)
es toer treer firer femmer sekser syver
otter nier tier knægt, bonde dame, dronning konge joker

Etymology 2

See tie (be silent).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /tiːər/, [ˈtˢiːɐ]
  • Homophone: tiger

Verb

tier

  1. present tense of tie

Dutch

Pronunciation

Verb

tier

  1. first-person singular present indicative of tieren
  2. imperative of tieren

Anagrams


Norwegian Bokmål

Noun

tier m (definite singular tieren, indefinite plural tiere, definite plural tierne)

  1. a ten kroner coin, worth about £1 in Britain.

Romansch

Etymology

Borrowing from German Tier.

Noun

tier m (plural tiers)

  1. (Sursilvan) animal

Synonyms

  • (Rumantsch Grischun, Sursilvan, Sutsilvan, Surmiran, Vallader) animal
  • (Rumantsch Grischun, Sursilvan, Surmiran) biestg
  • (Rumantsch Grischun, Sutsilvan) bestga
  • (Sursilvan) bestia
  • (Puter, Vallader) bes-cha