• (British) enPR: tī'ə(r), IPA: /ˈtaɪ.ə(ɹ)/
  • (America) enPR: tī'ər, IPA: /ˈtaɪ.ɚ/

tier (plural tiers)

  1. One who ties (knots, etc).
  2. Something that ties.
  3. (archaic) A child's apron.
Pronunciation Noun

tier (plural tiers)

  1. A layer or rank, especially of seats or a wedding cake.
Translations Verb

tier (tiers, present participle tiering; past and past participle tiered)

  1. (transitive) To arrange in layers.
  2. (transitive) To cascade in an overlapping sequence.
  3. (transitive, computing) To move (data) from one storage medium to another as an optimization, based on how frequently it is accessed.

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