tier

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

tie +‎ -er

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

tier (plural tiers)

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

Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle French tier, from Old French tire (rank, sequence, order, kind), probably from tirer (to draw, draw out). Alternatively, from a Germanic source related to Middle English tir (honour, glory, power, rule), Old English tīr (glory, honour, fame), German Zier (adornment, ornament, decoration).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

tier (plural tiers)

  1. A layer or rank, especially of seats or a wedding cake.
    Stoke City were playing in the second tier of English football before being promoted to the Premier League.
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Verb[edit]

tier (third-person singular simple present tiers, present participle tiering, simple 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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Afrikaans[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From a dialectal form or pronunciation of Dutch tijger, from Middle Dutch tiger.

Noun[edit]

tier (plural tiere or tiers)

  1. tiger
  2. leopard
    Synonyms: bergtier, luiperd

Danish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From ti (ten) +‎ er

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈtiːˀər/, [ˈtˢiˀɐ]

Noun[edit]

tier c (singular definite tieren, plural indefinite tiere)

  1. ten (the card between the nine and jack in a given suit)
  2. ten (a monetary denomination worth ten units)
  3. number ten (a person or a thing defined by the number ten, e.g. a bus-line)
  4. (in the plural) tens (the second decade of a century, like the 1910s or 2010s)
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See also[edit]
Playing cards in Danish · kort, spillekort (layout · text)
Ace of spades.svg 2 of spades.svg 3 of spades.svg 4 of spades.svg 5 of spades.svg 6 of spades.svg 7 of spades.svg
es toer treer firer femmer sekser syver
8 of spades.svg 9 of spades.svg 10 of spades.svg Jack of spades2.svg Queen of spades2.svg King of spades2.svg Joker black 02.svg
otter nier tier knægt, bonde dame, dronning konge joker

Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

tier

  1. present tense of tie

Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

tier

  1. first-person singular present indicative of tieren
  2. imperative of tieren

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

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Noun[edit]

tier m (definite singular tieren, indefinite plural tiere, definite plural tierne)

  1. a ten kroner coin, worth about £1 in Britain.
  2. something or someone that has the number ten (ti)

Verb[edit]

tier

  1. present of tie

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Romansch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from German Tier.

Noun[edit]

tier m (plural tiers)

  1. (Sursilvan) animal

Synonyms[edit]

  • (Rumantsch Grischun, Sursilvan, Sutsilvan, Surmiran, Vallader) animal
  • (Rumantsch Grischun, Sursilvan, Surmiran) biestg
  • (Rumantsch Grischun, Sutsilvan) bestga
  • (Sursilvan) bestia
  • (Puter, Vallader) bes-cha