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Meaning of LAYER

Pronunciation:  'leyur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  thin structure composed of a single thickness of cells
  2. [n]  a hen that lays eggs
  3. [n]  single thickness of usually some homogeneous substance
  4. [n]  an abstract place usually conceived as having depth; "a good actor communicates on several levels"; "a simile has at least two layers of meaning"; "the mind functions on many strata simultaneously"
  5. [n]  a relatively thin sheetlike expanse or region lying over or under another
  6. [v]  make or form a layer; "layer the different colored sands"

LAYER is a 5 letter word that starts with L.


 Synonyms: level, stratum
 See Also: anatomical structure, asthenosphere, backing, biddy, blanket, blastoderm, blastodisc, bodily structure, body structure, chromosphere, complex body part, course, crust, Earth's crust, Earth's surface, exosphere, flat solid, form, geosphere, germinal area, germinal disc, hen, hydrosphere, hypodermis, interlayer, laminate, lift, lithosphere, lower mantle, mantle, mesosphere, mount, ozone layer, ozonosphere, part, place, ply, region, row, sheet, snow, stratosphere, stratum, structure, surface, thermosphere, tier, tropopause, troposphere, upper mantle, wall



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Lay"er\, n. [See {Lay} to cause to lie flat.]
1. One who, or that which, lays.

2. [Prob. a corruption of lair.] That which is laid; a
   stratum; a bed; one thickness, course, or fold laid over
   another; as, a layer of clay or of sand in the earth; a
   layer of bricks, or of plaster; the layers of an onion.

3. A shoot or twig of a plant, not detached from the stock,
   laid under ground for growth or propagation.

4. An artificial oyster bed.

Computing Dictionary

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