Meaning of LAYER in English



Pronunciation: ' l ā - ə r, ' ler

Function: noun

Date: 13th century

1 : one that lays (as a worker who lays brick or a hen that lays eggs)

2 a : one thickness, course, or fold laid or lying over or under another b : STRATUM c : HORIZON 2

3 a : a branch or shoot of a plant that roots while still attached to the parent plant b : a plant developed by layering

– lay · ered \ ' l ā - ə rd, ' lerd \ adjective

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