Meaning of LAYER in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ leɪə(r) ]

( layers, layering, layered)

Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English.


A layer of a material or substance is a quantity or piece of it that covers a surface or that is between two other things.

A fresh layer of snow covered the street...

Arrange all the vegetables except the potatoes in layers.

N-COUNT : usu with supp , oft N of n


If something such as a system or an idea has many layers , it has many different levels or parts. astounding ten layers of staff between the factory worker and the chief executive...

Critics and the public puzzle out the layers of meaning in his photos.



If you layer something, you arrange it in layers.

Layer the potatoes, asparagus and salmon in the tin...

VERB : V n

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