Definitions for layerˈleɪ ər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

lay•erˈleɪ ər(n.)

  1. a thickness of some material laid on or spread over a surface:

    a layer of soot on the window sill; two layers of paint.

  2. bed; stratum:

    alternating layers of basalt and sandstone.

  3. a person or thing that lays:

    a carpet layer.

  4. a hen kept for egg production.

  5. one of several items of clothing worn one on top of the other.

    Category: Clothing

  6. a shoot or twig that is induced to root while still attached to the living stock, as by bending and covering with soil.

    Category: Botany

  7. a person or thing that lays.

  8. (v.t.)to make a layer of.

  9. to form or arrange in layers.

  10. to arrange or wear (clothing) in layers:

    to layer a vest over a blouse.

    Category: Clothing

  11. to propagate by layering.

    Category: Botany

  12. (v.i.)to separate into or form layers.

  13. (of a garment) to permit of wearing in layers; be used in layering.

    Category: Clothing

Origin of layer:

1350–1400; ME leyer, legger. See lay1, -er1

Princeton's WordNet

  1. layer, bed(noun)

    single thickness of usually some homogeneous substance

    "slices of hard-boiled egg on a bed of spinach"

  2. layer(noun)

    a relatively thin sheetlike expanse or region lying over or under another

  3. 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"

  4. layer(noun)

    a hen that lays eggs

  5. layer(verb)

    thin structure composed of a single thickness of cells

  6. layer(verb)

    make or form a layer

    "layer the different colored sands"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. layer(noun)ˈeɪɚ

    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.

  2. layerˈeɪɚ

    a level within a system or organization

    several layers of security protecting the computer network

Wiktionary

  1. layer(Noun)

    A single thickness of some material covering a surface

  2. layer(Noun)

    A (usually) horizontal deposit; a stratum.

  3. layer(Noun)

    A person who lays things, such as tiles.

  4. layer(Noun)

    A hen kept to lay eggs.

  5. layer(Noun)

    An item of clothing worn under or over another.

  6. layer(Noun)

    A shoot of a plant, laid underground for growth.

  7. layer(Verb)

    to cut or divide (something) into layers

  8. layer(Verb)

    to arrange (something) in layers.

    Layer the ribbons on top of one another to make an attractive pattern.

  9. Origin: From leyer, leyare, from lay + -er

Webster Dictionary

  1. Layer(noun)

    one who, or that which, lays

  2. Layer(noun)

    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

  3. Layer(noun)

    a shoot or twig of a plant, not detached from the stock, laid under ground for growth or propagation

  4. Layer(noun)

    an artificial oyster bed

Freebase

  1. Layer

    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

CrunchBase

  1. Layer

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'layer' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3801

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'layer' in Nouns Frequency: #1142


Translations for layer

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

layer(noun)

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.

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