Meaning of LAYER in English

LAYER

(~s, ~ing, ~ed)

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

1.

A ~ 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 ~ of snow covered the street...

Arrange all the vegetables except the potatoes in ~s.

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

2.

If something such as a system or an idea has many ~s, it has many different levels or parts.

...an astounding ten ~s of staff between the factory worker and the chief executive...

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

N-COUNT

3.

If you ~ something, you arrange it in ~s.

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

VERB: V n

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