Definition of Layer

1. Noun. Single thickness of usually some homogeneous substance. "Slices of hard-boiled egg on a bed of spinach"

Exact synonyms: Bed
Generic synonyms: Artefact, Artifact
Specialized synonyms: Backing, Mount, Blanket, Course, Row, Cushion, Interlayer, Lift, Overlay, Ply, Tier, Wall
Group relationships: Laminate



2. Verb. Make or form a layer. "Layer the different colored sands"
Generic synonyms: Forge, Form, Mold, Mould, Shape, Work

3. Noun. A relatively thin sheetlike expanse or region lying over or under another.

4. Noun. An abstract place usually conceived as having depth. "The mind functions on many strata simultaneously"
Exact synonyms: Level, Stratum
Generic synonyms: Place

5. Noun. A hen that lays eggs.
Generic synonyms: Biddy, Hen
Derivative terms: Lay

6. Noun. Thin structure composed of a single thickness of cells.

Definition of Layer

1. n. One who, or that which, lays.

Definition of Layer

1. Noun. A single thickness of some material covering a surface ¹

2. Noun. A (usually) horizontal deposit; a stratum. ¹

3. Noun. A person who lays things, such as tiles. ¹

4. Noun. A hen kept to lay eggs. ¹

5. Noun. An item of clothing worn under or over another. ¹

6. Noun. A shoot of a plant, laid underground for growth. ¹

7. Verb. (ambitransitive) to cut or divide (something) into layers ¹

8. Verb. (ambitransitive) to arrange (something) in layers. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Layer

1. to form a layer (a single thickness, coating, or covering) [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Layer

1. 1. One who, or that which, lays. 2. [Prob. A corruption of lair] That which is laid; a stratum; a bed; one thickness, course, or fold laid over another; as, a layer of clay or of sand in the earth; a layer of bricks, or of plaster; the layers of an onion. 3. A shoot or twig of a plant, not detached from the stock, laid under ground for growth or propagation. 4. An artificial oyster bed. See: Lay to cause to lie flat. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Layer

layaway
layawayed
layawaying
layaways
layback
laybacked
laybacks
layby
laybys
laydeez
laydown
laydowns
laye
layed
layed up
layer (current term)
layer cake
layer of Bechterew
layer of piriform neurons
layer of rods and cones
layerage
layerages
layered
layered closure
layered intrusion
layered intrusions
layeredness
layering
layerings
layers

Literary usage of Layer

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1. Report (1905)
"Mus., Hamburg, XVII) introduced a classification of the Actiniaria in which he made the presence of a columnar nerve layer one of the fundamental features. ..."

2. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by Philadelphia Neurological Society, American Neurological Association, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association (1903)
"Nissl ( 1898) describes a four-layered type as follows: First, or layer poor in cells; second, or layer of pyramidal cells containing 2 equals layer of ..."

3. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by American Neurological Association, Philadelphia Neurological Society, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association, Boston Society of Psychiatry and Neurology (1903)
"Nissl (1898) describes a four-layered type as follows: First, or layer poor in cells; second, or layer of pyramidal cells containing 2 equals layer of small ..."

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