Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun tier

5 senses of tier

Sense 1
grade, level, tier -- (a relative position or degree of value in a graded group; "lumber of the highest grade")
       => rank -- (relative status; "his salary was determined by his rank and seniority")

Sense 2
tier -- (any one of two or more competitors who tie one another)
       => rival, challenger, competitor, competition, contender -- (the contestant you hope to defeat; "he had respect for his rivals"; "he wanted to know what the competition was doing")

Sense 3
tier, tier up -- (a worker who ties something)
       => worker -- (a person who works at a specific occupation; "he is a good worker")

Sense 4
tier -- (something that is used for tying; "the sail is fastened to the yard with tiers")
       => rope -- (a strong line)

Sense 5
tier -- (one of two or more layers one atop another; "tier upon tier of huge casks"; "a three-tier wedding cake")
       => layer, bed -- (single thickness of usually some homogeneous substance; "slices of hard-boiled egg on a bed of spinach")

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