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 for Tier
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Tier \Ti"er\, n.
     One who, or that which, ties.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Tier \Ti"er\, n. [See Tire a headdress.]
     A chold's apron covering the upper part of the body, and tied
     with tape or cord; a pinafore. [Written also tire.]
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Tier \Tier\, n. [Perhaps fr. OF. tire, F. tire; probably of
     Teutonic origin; cf. OHG. ziar[imac] ornament, G. zier, AS.
     t[imac]r glory, ti['e]r row, rank. But cf. also F. tirer to
     draw, pull; of Teutonic origin. Cf. Attire, v. t., Tire a
     headdress, but also Tirade.]
     A row or rank, especially one of two or more rows placed one
     above, or higher than, another; as, a tier of seats in a
     theater.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     Tiers of a cable, the ranges of fakes, or windings, of a
        cable, laid one within another when coiled.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  tier
      n 1: a relative position or degree of value in a graded group;
           "lumber of the highest grade" [syn: grade, level,
           tier]
      2: any one of two or more competitors who tie one another
      3: a worker who ties something [syn: tier, tier up]
      4: something that is used for tying; "the sail is fastened to
         the yard with tiers"
      5: one of two or more layers one atop another; "tier upon tier
         of huge casks"; "a three-tier wedding cake"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  91 Moby Thesaurus words for "tier":
     Indian file, array, articulation, band, bank, bed, bedding, belt,
     buzz, category, catena, catenation, chain, chain reaction,
     chaining, concatenation, connection, consecution, continuum,
     couche, course, cycle, deck, descent, drone, echelon, endless belt,
     endless round, file, filiation, floor, gallery, gamut, gradation,
     grade, group, grouping, hum, layer, league, ledge, level, line,
     lineage, measures, monotone, nexus, order, overlayer, overstory,
     pendulum, periodicity, pigeonhole, plenum, powder train,
     progression, queue, range, rank, recurrence, reticulation,
     rotation, round, routine, row, run, scale, seam, sequence, series,
     shelf, single file, spectrum, stage, step, story, stratum, string,
     substratum, succession, superstratum, swath, thickness, thread,
     topsoil, train, underlayer, understory, understratum, windrow,
     zone
  
  

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