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tier

noun [C] uk   /tɪər/ us    /tɪr/
one of several layers or levels: We sat in one of the upper tiers of the football stands. My wedding cake had four tiers, each supported by small pillars. I don't understand why you think we need yet another tier of management.

tier

verb [T often passive] uk   /tɪər/ us    /tɪr/
to arrange or organize something in tiers: The seats in the theatre were steeply tiered.
-tiered
suffix uk   /tɪəd/ us    /tɪrd/
a two-tiered structure a three-tiered cake
Translations of “tier”
in Spanish fila…
in French rangée…
in German die Reihe…
in Chinese (Traditional) (多層、多層次中的)一層…
in Russian ряд, ярус…
in Turkish sıra, dizi, kat…
in Chinese (Simplified) (多层、多层次中的)一层…
in Polish rząd, poziom, warstwa…
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