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Definition of "layer" []

  • One that lays: a tile layer. (noun)
  • A hen kept for laying eggs. (noun)
  • A single thickness of a material covering a surface or forming an overlying part or segment: a layer of dust on the windowsill; a cake with four layers. (noun)
  • A usually horizontal deposit or expanse; a stratum: layers of sedimentary rock; a layer of warm air. (noun)
  • A depth or level: a poem with several layers of meaning. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "layer" in a sentence
  • "The pumpkin layer is all done in a food processor which made the labor and cleaning up a cinch and the pecan layer is a few ingredients whisked together in a bowl -- also, very easy."
  • "Also, I noticed the edges of the title layer when it was blurring."
  • "Definition - The definition layer drives the configuration of the data collection services."