Meaning of LAYER in English

LAYER

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.

Phrases and idioms:

layer-out a person who prepares a corpse for burial.

Derivatives:

layered adj.

Etymology: ME f. LAY(1) + -ER(1)

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