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English

Etymology 1

to tie + -er

Pronunciation

  • (RP) tī'ə, /ˈtaɪ.ə/, /"taI.@/
  • (US) /ˈtaɪ.ɚ/, /"taI.@`/
  • Homophones: tire, tyre

Noun

Singular
tier

Plural
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tier ({{{1}}})
  1. One who ties (knots, etc).
  2. Something that ties.

Etymology 2

Maybe from Middle French < Old French, from tirer.

Pronunciation

  • (RP) tî, /ˈtɪə/, /"tI@/
  • (US) tîr, /ˈtɪɚ/, /"tI@`/
  • Homophones: tear (as in droplet from ones' eye)

Noun

Singular
tier

Plural
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tier ({{{1}}})
  1. A layer or rank, especially of seats or a wedding cake.
Translations

Verb

Infinitive
to tier

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to tier (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To arrange in layers.
  2. (transitive) To cascade in an overlapping sequence.

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