Meaning of LAYER in English
n. & v.
n. 1 a thickness of matter, esp. one of several, covering a surface. 2 a person or thing that lays. 3 a hen that lays eggs. 4 a shoot fastened down to take root while attached to the parent plant.
v.tr. 1 a arrange in layers. b cut (hair) in layers. 2 propagate (a plant) as a layer. layer-out a person who prepares a corpse for burial. layered adj.
[ ME f. LAY(1) + -ER(1) ]
Concise Oxford English dictionary. Краткий оксфордский словарь английского языка. 2012