(noun, verb)


1. single thickness of usually some homogeneous substance

Similar word(s): bed

Definition categories: man–made, artefact, artifact

2. a relatively thin sheetlike expanse or region lying over or under another

Definition categories: location, part, region

3. an abstract place usually conceived as having depth

- a simile has at least two layers of meaning

Similar word(s): level, stratum

Definition categories: thought, place

4. a hen that lays eggs

Definition categories: animal, biddy, hen

5. thin structure composed of a single thickness of cells

Definition categories: animal, structure

Sentences with layer as a noun:

- Wrap the loaf in two layers of aluminum foil before putting it in the oven.

- After the first coat of paint dried, he applied another layer.

- It's cold now but it will warm up this afternoon. Make sure you wear layers.

- I find seven-layer cake a bit too rich.

- mired in layers of deceit

- a software layer that translates keystrokes

- When dealing with an infestation of headlice, the first step is to eliminate the layers.


1. make or form a layer

- layer the different colored sands

Definition categories: contact, forge, form, mold, mould, shape, work

Sentences with layer as a verb:

- Layer the ribbons on top of one another to make an attractive pattern.