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Noun: tier  teer [N. Amer], tee-u [Brit]
  1. A relative position or degree of value in a graded group
    - grade, level
  2. Any one of two or more competitors who tie scores with one another
  3. A worker who ties something
    - tier up
  4. Something that is used for tying
    "the sail is fastened to the yard with tiers"
  5. One of two or more layers one atop another
    "a three-tier wedding cake"; "tier upon tier of huge casks"

Sounds like: tax, tacks

Derived forms: tiers

Type of: bed, challenger, competition, competitor, contender, layer, rank, rival, rope, worker

Encyclopedia: Tier