single thickness of usually some homogeneous substance
"slices of hard-boiled egg on a bed of spinach"
a relatively thin sheetlike expanse or region lying over or under another
level, layer, stratum(noun)
an abstract place usually conceived as having depth
"a good actor communicates on several levels"; "a simile has at least two layers of meaning"; "the mind functions on many strata simultaneously"
a hen that lays eggs
thin structure composed of a single thickness of cells
make or form a layer
"layer the different colored sands"
A single thickness of some material covering a surface
A (usually) horizontal deposit; a stratum.
A person who lays things, such as tiles.
A hen kept to lay eggs.
An item of clothing worn under or over another.
A shoot of a plant, laid underground for growth.
to cut or divide (something) into layers
to arrange (something) in layers.
Layer the ribbons on top of one another to make an attractive pattern.
Origin: From leyer, leyare, from lay + -er
one who, or that which, lays
that which is laid; a stratum; a bed; one thickness, course, or fold laid over another; as, a layer of clay or of sand in the earth; a layer of bricks, or of plaster; the layers of an onion
a shoot or twig of a plant, not detached from the stock, laid under ground for growth or propagation
an artificial oyster bed
Origin: [See Lay to cause to lie flat.]
In object-oriented design, a layer is a group of classes that have the same set of link-time module dependencies to other modules. In other words, a layer is a group of reusable components that are reusable in similar circumstances. In programming languages, the layer distinction is often expressed as "import" dependencies between software modules. Layers are often arranged in a tree-form hierarchy, with dependency relationships as links between the layers. Dependency relationships between layers are often either inheritance, composition or aggregation relationships, but other kinds of dependencies can also be used. Layers is an architectural pattern described in many books, for example Pattern-Oriented Software Architecture
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
lā′ėr, n. a stratum—better Lair (q.v.). See Lay.
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'layer' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3801
Rank popularity for the word 'layer' in Nouns Frequency: #1142
The numerical value of layer in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of layer in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Life is like an onion. You peel off one layer at a time and sometimes you weep.
Common sense is that layer of prejudices which we acquire before we are sixteen.
Changing the pension clause really only changes one layer of the protection. You’ve still got to deal with the second layer, which is the contracts clause.
At the center of each human heart is goodness, layered over with hurt, confusion, and mistaken ideas. Our task is to gently peel off layer after layer until the unfettered heart can shed its love upon the world.
Liberia's very much like an onion... there's layer after layer after layer of trauma and grief, so we're going back to not only read into that but, as a survivor, to bear that burden with the Liberians who have come through that.
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Translations for layer
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- capaCatalan, Valencian
- Ableger, Kindel, Lage, -leger, Legehenne, schichten, Absenker, Bekleidungsschicht, SchichtGerman
- στρώση, στρώμα, καρπερή, διάστρωση, στιβάδα, καταβολεύωGreek
- capa, gallina ponedora, onedora, hijueloSpanish
- vaatekerros, laatoittaja, munituskana, kerrostaa, pinota, kerros, kerrostumaFinnish
- couche, pondeuse, marcotteFrench
- strato, ovaiolaItalian
- apa, tāpatupatuMāori
- слој, наслојка, несилка, изданок, наслојува, наслага, раслојуваMacedonian
- laag, legger, legsterDutch
- nioska, warstwa, [[układać]] [[warstwa]]miPolish
- camada, botadeiraPortuguese
- слой, пласт, укладчик, несушкаRussian
- lager, avsugare, takläggare, värphöna, skikt, sugymp, varv, golvläggare, äggläggare, stickling, skottSwedish
- పొదుగుట, పొరTelugu
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