of a plant: to form roots where a stem comes in contact with the ground
Examples of layer in a Sentence
Everything was covered by a thin layer of sand.
The top layer of the rug is badly worn but the bottom layer is still OK.
The cake has three layers.
She glued together several layers of paper.
He was wearing several layers of clothing.
rocks that formed in layers from flows of lava Verb
We layered the fruit with whipped cream and served it with cookies. See More
Recent Examples on the Web
Dakota, 29, wore a long white dress with a white button-down top as an extra layer while Elle, 25, paired a white lace blouse with dark denim.—Julia Moore, Peoplemag, 25 Sep. 2023 Go a step further with decorative millwork that adds an extra layer of depth and dimension to this striking black.—Maria Sabella, Better Homes & Gardens, 23 Sep. 2023 Try adding a splash of bourbon: Bourbon has an underlying sweetness that pairs nicely with tart apples, so adding a bit of whiskey to this recipe gives it an extra layer of flavor dimension and complexity.—Taylor Tobin, Southern Living, 22 Sep. 2023 This extra layer of security can prevent unauthorized access to your accounts, even if the scammer manages to guess or steal your password.—Kurt Knutsson, Fox News, 22 Sep. 2023 All told, the Pixel Watch is a Fitbit with an extra layer of smartphone integrations.—Jon Bitner, wsj.com, 22 Sep. 2023 As Schlozman noted, modern political parties rest on a layer of intersecting cleavages going back to the Civil War, and each new alignment leads to new coalitions and new points of contention.—Ben Jacobs, The New Republic, 21 Sep. 2023 Peel back those silken surface layers, and there are further signs of Hamilton’s tone of voice.—Robin Swithinbank, Robb Report, 21 Sep. 2023 The actor's silver hair was parted in the middle and worn in gentle curls and twirls, with the layers closest to her face styled in subtle waves.—Kara Nesvig, Allure, 20 Sep. 2023
While layering for a plane is a comfy styling move, her sky-high pumps were not.—Christian Allaire, Vogue, 26 Sep. 2023 Our Beef Bourguignon recipe is layered with rich, delicious ingredients.—Southern Living Editors, Southern Living, 26 Sep. 2023 It can be layered with a denim jacket, or paired with trousers for an elevated work look.—Kelsey Glennon, Travel + Leisure, 22 Sep. 2023 Lastly, layer the complementing linen chenille throw draped effortlessly over the sofa for that cozy ‘come snuggle’ vibe.—Leslie J. Thompson, Dallas News, 19 Sep. 2023 Still, the emotional weight of these sentimental storylines won’t overwhelm youngsters, as it’s all layered in with finesse.—Courtney Howard, Variety, 18 Sep. 2023 Some opted for a blazer to achieve a put together look without layering too many items while others wore graphic T-shirts or crewneck sweatshirts and elevated their ‘fit with accessories like necklaces or sunglasses.—Kerane Marcellus, Essence, 13 Sep. 2023 Select: Online Shopping, Simplified With hundreds of skin care products on the market, figuring out the correct way to layer them can be tricky.—Elizabeth Robinson, NBC News, 15 Sep. 2023 The Doge's Palace, in Piazza San Marco, is a building that was influenced by 500 years of architecture, from Byzantine to Eastern European and Asian to Roman Classical, and those ideas are layered over a lot of periods of construction.—Emily Zemler, Condé Nast Traveler, 15 Sep. 2023 See More
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