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English noun: tier

1. tier (state) a relative position or degree of value in a graded group


SamplesLumber of the highest grade.


Synonymsgrade, level


Broader (hypernym)rank


Narrower (hyponym)A level, biosafety level, college level, GCSE, General Certificate of Secondary Education, O level

2. tier (person) any one of two or more competitors who tie one another


Broader (hypernym)challenger, competition, competitor, contender, rival

3. tier (person) a worker who ties something


Synonymstier up


Broader (hypernym)worker

4. tier (artifact) something that is used for tying


SamplesThe sail is fastened to the yard with tiers.


Broader (hypernym)rope

5. tier (artifact) one of two or more layers one atop another


SamplesTier upon tier of huge casks.
A three-tier wedding cake.


Broader (hypernym)bed, layer









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