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layer

lay·er

layer

 
 
pronunciation:
leI r
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a thickness of something that is spread over a surface.
Everything had a thin layer of dust on it.
synonyms:
blanket, coat, covering
similar words:
application, coating, mantle, overlay, sheet, shell, skin, veneer
definition 2: a thickness of something that alternates with a different material.
The students examined the layers of rock and sand.
synonyms:
stratum
similar words:
band, bed, level, story, substratum, tier
definition 3: one that lays.
These hens are good layers.
similar words:
hen
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: layered, layering, layers
definition: to create a layer or layer of.
He layered the dough in the pan.
synonyms:
smear, spread
similar words:
apply, daub
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to divide something into layers.
similar words:
divide, separate