1. [ noun ] single thickness of usually some homogeneous substance
Synonyms: bed

"slices of hard-boiled egg on a bed of spinach"

Related terms: sheet wall interlayer backing course tier tier lift blanket ply laminate
2. [ verb ] make or form a layer

"layer the different colored sands"

Related terms: form
3. [ noun ] a relatively thin sheetlike expanse or region lying over or under another
Related terms: region snow surface stratum crust upper_mantle exosphere thermosphere hydrosphere lithosphere mesosphere tropopause asthenosphere mantle ozone_layer lower_mantle chromosphere stratosphere troposphere
4. [ noun ] (zoology) a hen that lays eggs
Related terms: hen lay
5. [ noun ] (horse racing) an abstract place usually conceived as having depth
Synonyms: stratum level

"a good actor communicates on several levels" "a simile has at least two layers of meaning" "the mind functions on many strata simultaneously"

Related terms: place
6. [ noun ] (zoology) thin structure composed of a single thickness of cells
Related terms: structure hypodermis blastoderm
Similar spelling:   Lawyer