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  Definition of layer
  1. thin structure composed of a single thickness of cells
  2. a hen that lays eggs
  3. single thickness of usually some homogeneous substance; "slices of hard-boiled egg on a bed of spinach"
  4. an abstract place usually conceived as having depth; "a good actor communicates on several levels"; "a simile has at least two layers of meaning"; "the mind functions on many strata simultaneously"
  5. a relatively thin sheetlike expanse or region lying over or under another
  6. make or form a layer; "layer the different colored sands"
Similar Words: bed, level, stratum

 

Hyponyms: blastoderm, germinal disc, blastodisc, germinal area, hypodermis, backing, mount, blanket, course, row, interlayer, lift, ply, tier, wall, stratum, asthenosphere, chromosphere, crust, Earth's crust, exosphere, hydrosphere, lithosphere, geosphere, lower mantle, mantle, mesosphere, ozone layer, ozonosphere, stratosphere, surface, Earth's surface, thermosphere, tropopause, troposphere, upper mantle, snow

 

Part Meronyms: laminate

 

Derivational Morphology: lay, level, stratum, bed

 

Anagrams: relay, Leary, early

 

Language Translations:
Bulgarian: Слои   Catalan: capa  
Dutch: laag   Finnish: kerros  
French: couche   German: Lage  
Portuguese: camada   Spanish: capa  
Telugu: పొర   Turkish: tabaka  
 
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