Layer

Noun

  • An item of clothing worn under or over another.

    "It's cold now but it will warm up this afternoon. Make sure you wear layers."

  • One of the items in a hierarchy.

    "a software layer that translates keystrokes"

  • A hen kept to lay eggs.
  • A single thickness of some material covering a surface.

    "After the first coat of paint dried, he applied another layer."

  • One of the items in a hierarchy.

    "mired in layers of deceit"

  • A mature female bird, insect, etc. that is able to lay eggs.

    "When dealing with an infestation of headlice, the first step is to eliminate the layers."

  • A single thickness of some material covering a surface.

    "Wrap the loaf in two layers of aluminum foil before putting it in the oven."

  • A (usually) horizontal deposit; a stratum.

    "I find seven-layer cake a bit too rich."

  • A person who lays things, such as tiles.
  • A shoot of a plant, laid underground for growth.

Verb

  • (transitive, intransitive) to arrange (something) in layers.

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

  • (transitive, intransitive) to cut or divide (something) into layers

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