Meaning of LAYER in English

— layerable , adj.

/lay"euhr/ , n.

1. a thickness of some material laid on or spread over a surface: a layer of soot on the window sill; two layers of paint.

2. bed; stratum: alternating layers of basalt and sandstone.

3. a person or thing that lays: a carpet layer.

4. a hen kept for egg production.

5. one of several items of clothing worn one on top of the other.

6. Hort.

a. a shoot or twig that is induced to root while still attached to the living stock, as by bending and covering with soil.

b. a plant so propagated.

7. Ropemaking. a machine for laying rope or cable.


8. to make a layer of.

9. to form or arrange in layers.

10. to arrange or wear (clothing) in layers: You can layer this vest over a blouse or sweater.

11. Hort. to propagate by layering.


12. to separate into or form layers.

13. (of a garment) to permit of wearing in layers; be used in layering: Frilly blouses don't layer well.

[ 1350-1400; ME leyer, legger. See LAY 1 , -ER 1 ]

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