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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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