What does layer mean?
Definitions for layer
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word layer.
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, stratumnoun
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.
Etymology: From leyer, leyare, from lay + -er
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: from lay.
A layer of rich mould beneath, and about this natural earth to nourish the fibres. John Evelyn, Kalendar.
The terrestrial matter is disposed into strata or layers, placed one upon another, in like manner as any earthy sediment, settling down from a flood in great quantity, will naturally be. John Woodward, Natural History.
Many trees may be propagated by layers: this is to be performed by slitting the branches a little way, and laying them under the mould about half a foot; the ground should be first made very light, and, after they are laid, they should have a little water given them: if they do not comply well in the laying of them down, they must be pegged down with a hook or two; and if they have taken sufficient root by the next winter, they must be cut off from the main plants, and planted in the nursery: some twist the branch, or bare the rind; and if it be out of the reach of the ground, they fasten a tub or basket near the branch, which they fill with good mould, and lay the branch in it. Philip Miller.
Transplant also carnation seedlings, give your layers fresh earth, and set them in the shade for a week. John Evelyn, Kal.
The oldest are always reckoned the best sitters, and the youngest the best layers. John Mortimer, Husbandry.
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
Etymology: [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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Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Layer is ranked #20165 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Layer surname appeared 1,323 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Layer.
90.7% or 1,200 total occurrences were White.
4.3% or 58 total occurrences were Black.
2.7% or 36 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
1.6% or 22 total occurrences were of two or more races.
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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
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The numerical value of layer in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of layer in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Examples of layer in a Sentence
A duplicative layer of new federal regulation is unnecessary, we urge the BLM to work carefully with the states to minimize costs and delays created by the new rules to ensure that public lands can still be a source of job creation and economic growth.
Common sense is that layer of prejudices which we acquire before we are sixteen.
When someone whose job it is to ensure the safety of the weapon hands someone else whose job was to be the secondary layer of protection for safety, and they hand it over to and you declare that that weapon is safe — that’s how I’ve lived my whole life, i’ve relied on the safety experts there to declare the gun is safe and hand me the gun. Never had a problem.
The quality of your workout and the quality of your overall diet are going to go a lot farther, then the timing of it starts to layer on and makes it that much more effective, is there an optimal time ? Yes, it's the one you'll consistently do.
The bulk of Mount Sharp is kind of a horizontal layer cake that built up over time.
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Translations for layer
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- capaCatalan, Valencian
- schichten, Lage, Absenker, -leger, Bekleidungsschicht, Kindel, Legehenne, Ableger, SchichtGerman
- διάστρωση, καταβολεύω, καρπερή, στιβάδα, στρώμα, στρώσηGreek
- capa, gallina ponedora, onedora, hijueloSpanish
- vaatekerros, laatoittaja, munituskana, kerrostaa, pinota, kerros, kerrostumaFinnish
- couche, pondeuse, marcotteFrench
- strato, ovaiolaItalian
- apa, tāpatupatuMāori
- наслојка, несилка, наслага, изданок, раслојува, наслојува, слојMacedonian
- legger, legster, laagDutch
- [[układać]] [[warstwa]]mi, nioska, warstwaPolish
- camada, botadeiraPortuguese
- укладчик, несушка, пласт, слойRussian
- avsugare, lager, stickling, skott, takläggare, värphöna, äggläggare, golvläggare, varv, sugymp, skiktSwedish
- పొదుగుట, పొరTelugu
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