Meaning of LAYER in English

LAYER

noun

ADJECTIVE

▪ fine , thin

Everything was covered with a fine ~ of dust.

▪ deep , dense , heavy , thick

Mulch with a generous ~ of peat or compost.

▪ bottom , inner , innermost , lower , middle , outer , outermost , surface , top , upper , uppermost

the upper ~s of the earth's atmosphere

▪ double , single

The product is made from a single ~ of plastic.

▪ added , additional , extra

They put on thick hats and extra ~s of clothing.

▪ alternating

The recipe calls for alternating ~s of meat sauce and pasta.

▪ protective

a protective ~ of black plastic

▪ ozone

holes in the ozone ~

▪ cloud

We're flying just below a cloud ~ at 33 000 feet.

VERB + LAYER

▪ form

Use enough gravel to form a ~ about 50mm thick.

▪ add , apply

He paints a base coat, allows it to dry, and then adds ~s of paint.

▪ be covered by , be covered with

The body had been covered with a thin ~ of soil.

▪ peel away , peel back , remove

I decided to peel back the ~s of this story. ( figurative )

LAYER + NOUN

▪ cake ( esp. AmE )

PREPOSITION

▪ beneath a/the ~ , under a/the ~

Beneath the surface ~ of the skin are several further layers.

▪ in ~s

The building is constructed in ~s.

▪ ~ of

an extra ~ of clothing

a ~ of bureaucracy

multiple ~s of meaning ( figurative )

PHRASES

▪ ~ after ~ , ~ upon ~

The remains lay buried under ~ upon ~ of black earth.

Oxford Collocations English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь словосочетаний .