one of a series of rows or ranks rising one behind or above another, as of seats in an amphitheater, boxes in a theater, guns in a man-of-war, or oars in an ancient galley.
one of a number of galleries, as in a theater.
to arrange in tiers.
to rise in tiers.
Other definitions for tier (2 of 2)
a person or thing that ties.
Nautical. a short rope or band for securing a furled sail.
New England. a child's apron or pinafore.
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How to use tier in a sentence
While currently free, Sunshine plans to add a paid tier of service sometime in the future.
Unclear, however, is whether Amazon will be able to sell HBO Max’s ad inventory after the streamer adds an ad-supported tier next year.‘We get nothing’: Media companies want more detailed audience, revenue breakdowns from free, ad-supported streaming TV platforms | Tim Peterson | November 18, 2020 | Digiday
Now it’s time to build different tiers of your links that you can also use in your future content.
Digitization enables visibility into who supplies your suppliers and spots vulnerabilities hidden deep in the lower tiers of the network.
For perspective, the whole county had to go into the purple, most restrictive tier of lockdowns this week, because it had a case rate above 7 per 100,000 people.Morning Report: County Must Provide COVID-19 Death Data | Voice of San Diego | November 13, 2020 | Voice of San Diego
A foot above the top of these, another line may be made; and so on, tiering them up to the height intended to devote to them.Rural Architecture | Lewis Falley Allen
British Dictionary definitions for tier (1 of 2)
one of a set of rows placed one above and behind the other, such as theatre seats
a layer or level
(in combination): a three-tier cake
a rank, order, or row
to be or arrange in tiers
British Dictionary definitions for tier (2 of 2)
a person or thing that ties
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