Meaning of LAYER in English


I. ˈlā-ər, ˈler noun

Date: 13th century

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


a. : one thickness, course, or fold laid or lying over or under another

b. : stratum

c. : horizon 2


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 ˈlā-ərd, ˈlerd adjective

II. verb

Date: 1832

transitive verb

1. : to propagate (a plant) by means of layers


a. : to place as a layer

b. : to place a layer on top of

pancakes layer ed with butter and syrup

c. : to form or arrange in layers

intransitive verb


a. : to separate into layers

b. : to form out of superimposed layers

2. of a plant : to form roots where a stem comes in contact with the ground

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.