being or arranged in tiers or layers (usually used in combination): a two-tiered box of chocolates.
- mul·ti·tiered, adjective
- un·tiered, adjective
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How to use tiered in a sentence
Many standard joint accounts just give every user entire access to other users’ finances, versus tiered ways to spend.
The state had laid out this tiered system of vaccines, which was what we were planning on.Northam, Hogan, Bowser and others in their own words | Washington Post Staff | February 8, 2021 | Washington Post
Towns use a variety of formulas and tiered calculations to determine the size of an individual officer’s benefit.How We Found Pricey Provisions in New Jersey Police Contracts | by Agnes Chang, Jeff Kao and Agnel Philip, ProPublica, and Andrew Ford, Asbury Park Press | February 8, 2021 | ProPublica
She is worried that unless people who are vaccinated continue to wear masks, the United States could become a two-tiered society in which people who are inoculated say, “I can do what I want.”Many who have received the coronavirus vaccine wonder: What can I safely do? | Laurie McGinley, Lenny Bernstein | February 1, 2021 | Washington Post
She said her 5-year-old son, who is autistic, was excited when schools reopened three weeks ago to prekindergarten and special-ed cluster students, under the district’s tiered plan.Chicago parents say remote learning isn’t working and want their voices heard in a city still grappling with a plan | Dawn Reiss | January 30, 2021 | Washington Post
“All training is tiered to the level of risk each person may encounter,” said USAMRIID spokeswoman Caree Vander Linden.U.S. Soldiers Get Just Four Hours of Ebola Training | Tim Mak | October 17, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
A table on the three-tiered deck of Louie's Backyard is an enchanting place to dine, especially in the evening.A Magical Meal at Louie’s Backyard in the Conch Republic | Jane & Michael Stern | July 13, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
A tiered licensing system could apply to different types of weapons.A Former Navy Firearms Instructor and Proud Gun Owner On Why We Need Common Sense Gun Control | Shawn VanDiver | May 14, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
I do not believe such a two-tiered system will come to pass.Why Nurses Should Be Able to Practice Without Doctors | Russell Saunders | May 9, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
But then he vowed to hold the line against a tiered system of justice in America.
She rose and, lighting the wick at the wavering crown of tiered tapers, placed it so that it dominated all the rest.The Wasted Generation | Owen Johnson
To the right was a dense evergreen forest; small tiered mountains to the left.The Girl Scouts at Camp Comalong | Lillian Garis
The tiered roofs of the royal Messighit rise above the atap dwellings of the rustic Court, still professing a slack Mohammedanism.Through the Malay Archipelago | Emily Richings
If they are used, each side of the wall is increased by two tiles, making each side a double tiered row of 18 tiles side by side.Pung Chow | Lew Lysle Harr
A little girl who boasted curls, yellow curls in tiered rows about her head.Emmy Lou | George Madden Martin