[ley-er] /ˈleɪ ər/
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.
Ropemaking. a machine for laying rope or cable.
verb (used with object)
to make a layer of.
to form or arrange in layers.
to arrange or wear (clothing) in layers:
You can layer this vest over a blouse or sweater.
Horticulture. to propagate by layering.
verb (used without object)
to separate into or form layers.
(of a garment) to permit of wearing in layers; be used in layering:
Frilly blouses don’t layer well.
a thickness of some homogeneous substance, such as a stratum or a coating on a surface
one of four or more levels of vegetation defined in ecological studies: the ground or moss layer, the field or herb layer, the shrub layer, and one or more tree layers
a laying hen
to form or make a layer of (something)
to take root or cause to take root by layering
late 14c., “one who or that lays” (especially stones, “a mason”), agent noun from lay (v.). Passive sense of “that which is laid over a surface” first recorded 1610s, but because earliest English use was in cookery, this is perhaps from French liue “binding,” used of a thickened sauce. Layer cake attested from 1881.
1832, from layer (n.). Related: Layered; layering.
layer lay·er (lā’ər)
A single thickness of a material covering a surface or forming an overlying part or segment. v. lay·ered, lay·er·ing, lay·ers
To divide or form into layers.
noun 1. a cake made in layers, with a cream, jelly, or other filling between them. noun 1. a cake made in layers with a filling
[ley-er] /ˈleɪ ər/ noun 1. a thickness of some material laid on or spread over a surface: a layer of soot on the window sill; two layers of paint. 2. bed; stratum: alternating layers of basalt and sandstone. 3. a person or thing that lays: a carpet layer. 4. a hen kept for egg production. […]
[ley-er-ing] /ˈleɪ ər ɪŋ/ noun 1. the wearing of lightweight or unconstructed garments one upon the other, as to create a fashionable ensemble or to provide warmth without undue bulkiness or heaviness. 2. Tailoring. the trimming of multiple of fabric at the seam allowance of a garment so as to prevent a ridge on the […]
- Layer of rods and cones
layer of rods and cones n. The retinal layer containing visual receptors. Also called bacillary layer.