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layer

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noun lay·er \ˈlā-ər, ˈler\

Simple Definition of layer

  • : an amount of something that is spread over an area

  • : a covering piece of material or a part that lies over or under another

  • : a bird that lays eggs

Full Definition of layer

  1. 1 :  one that lays (as a worker who lays brick or a hen that lays eggs)

  2. 2 a :  one thickness, course, or fold laid or lying over or under another b :  stratum c :  horizon 2

  3. 3 a :  a branch or shoot of a plant that roots while still attached to the parent plant b :  a plant developed by layering

lay·ered play \ˈlā-ərd, ˈlerd\ adjective

Examples of layer

  1. Everything was covered by a thin layer of sand.

  2. The top layer of the rug is badly worn but the bottom layer is still OK.

  3. The cake has three layers.

  4. She glued together several layers of paper.

  5. He was wearing several layers of clothing.

  6. rocks that formed in layers from flows of lava



13th Century

First Known Use of layer

13th century


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layer

verb lay·er

Simple Definition of layer

  • : to form or arrange parts or pieces of something on top of each other : to form or arrange (something) in layers

Full Definition of layer

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to propagate (a plant) by means of layers

  3. 2 a :  to place as a layer b :  to place a layer on top of <pancakes layered with butter and syrup> c :  to form or arrange in layers

  4. intransitive verb
  5. 1 a :  to separate into layers b :  to form out of superimposed layers

  6. 2 of a plant :  to form roots where a stem comes in contact with the ground

Examples of layer

  1. We layered the fruit with whipped cream and served it with cookies.



1832

First Known Use of layer

1832



LAYER Defined for Kids

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layer

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noun lay·er \ˈlā-ər\

Definition of layer

  1. 1 :  one thickness of something laid over another <a layer of rock>

  2. 2 :  a person who lays something

  3. 3 :  a bird that lays eggs




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layer

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verb lay·er

Definition of layer

lay·eredlay·er·ing

  1. :  to form or arrange one thickness of something over another <We layered the fruit with whipped cream.>




Medical Dictionary

layer

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noun lay·er \ˈlā-ər, ˈle(-ə)r\

Medical Definition of layer

  1. 1:  one thickness, course, or fold laid or lying over or under another

  2. 2:  stratum 1 <the outer layers of the skin>

  3. layer verb




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