tier

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Tier \Ti"er\, noun One who, or that which, ties.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Tier \Ti"er\, noun [See {Tire} a headdress.] A chold's apron covering the upper part of the body, and tied with tape or cord; a pinafore. [Written also {tire}.]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Tier \Tier\, noun [Perhaps fr. OF. tire, F. tire; probably of Teutonic origin; cf. OHG. ziar[imac] ornament, G. zier, AS. t[imac]r glory, ti['e]r row, rank. But cf. also F. tirer to draw, pull; of Teutonic origin. Cf. {Attire}, verb (used with an object), {Tire} a headdress, but also {Tirade}.] A row or rank, especially one of two or more rows placed one above, or higher than, another; as, a tier of seats in a theater.

{Tiers of a cable}, the ranges of fakes, or windings, of a cable, laid one within another when coiled.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

tier

noun

1: a relative position or degree of value in a graded group; "lumber of the highest grade" [syn: {grade}, {level}, {tier}]

2: any one of two or more competitors who tie one another

3: a worker who ties something [syn: {tier}, {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; "tier upon tier of huge casks"; "a three-tier wedding cake"

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