Definitions for layerˈleɪ ər
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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
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
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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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