— 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.
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 ]