Pronunciation: (tēr),[key] —n. 1. 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.
2. one of a number of galleries, as in a theater.
3. a layer; level; stratum: The wedding cake had six tiers. All three tiers of the firm's management now report to one director. 4. Australian.a mountain range.
—v.t. to arrange in tiers.
—v.i. to rise in tiers.
Pronunciation: (tī'ur),[key] —n. 1. a person or thing that ties.
2. Naut.a short rope or band for securing a furled sail.
3. New Eng.a child's apron or pinafore.