Definitions for layerˈleɪ ər
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a thickness of some material laid on or spread over a surface:
a layer of soot on the window sill; two layers of paint.
alternating layers of basalt and sandstone.
a person or thing that lays:
a carpet layer.
a hen kept for egg production.
one of several items of clothing worn one on top of the other.
a shoot or twig that is induced to root while still attached to the living stock, as by bending and covering with soil.
a person or thing that lays.
(v.t.)to make a layer of.
to form or arrange in layers.
to arrange or wear (clothing) in layers:
to layer a vest over a blouse.
to propagate by layering.
(v.i.)to separate into or form layers.
(of a garment) to permit of wearing in layers; be used in layering.
Origin of layer:
1350–1400; ME leyer, legger. See lay1, -er1
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"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
an amount of a substance covering a surface, or between other substances
a thin layer of ice on the water; First add a layer of tomato sauce, and then a layer of cheese.
a level within a system or organization
several layers of security protecting the computer network
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
Translations for layer
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a thickness or covering
The ground was covered with a layer of snow; There was a layer of clay a few feet under the ground.
- camadaPortuguese (BR)
- die LageGerman
- στρώμα (μτφ.)Greek
- (쌓인 것, 페인트 등의) 층Korean
- sluoksnis, klodasLithuanian
- kārta; slānisLatvian
- ،پوش لایهPersian
- lager, skiktSwedish
- kat, tabakaTurkish
- 層Chinese (Trad.)
- шар, пластUkrainian
- 层Chinese (Simp.)
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