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Noun: layer  ley-u(r)
  1. Single thickness of usually some homogeneous substance
    "slices of hard-boiled egg on a layer of spinach";
    - bed
     
  2. A relatively thin sheetlike expanse or region lying over or under another
     
  3. An abstract place usually conceived as having depth
    "a simile has at least two layers of meaning";
    - level, stratum
     
  4. A hen that lays eggs
     
  5. Thin structure composed of a single thickness of cells
Verb: layer  ley-u(r)
  1. Make or form a layer
    "layer the different coloured sands"

Derived forms: layered, layering, layers

Type of: anatomical structure, artefact [Brit], artifact [N. Amer], biddy, bodily structure, body structure, complex body part, forge, form, hen, mold [N. Amer], mould [Brit, Cdn], part, place, region, shape, structure, work

Part of: laminate

Encyclopedia: Layer