English noun: layer
|1.||layer (artifact) single thickness of usually some homogeneous substance|
|Samples||Slices of hard-boiled egg on a bed of spinach.|
|Broader (hypernym)||artefact, artifact|
|Narrower (hyponym)||backing, blanket, course, cushion, interlayer, lift, mount, overlay, ply, row, tier, wall|
|2.||layer (location) a relatively thin sheetlike expanse or region lying over or under another|
|Broader (hypernym)||part, region|
|Narrower (hyponym)||asthenosphere, cell wall, chromosphere, crust, Earth's crust, Earth's surface, exosphere, geosphere, hydrosphere, lithosphere, lower mantle, mantle, mesosphere, ozone layer, ozonosphere, snow, stratosphere, stratum, surface, thermosphere, tropopause, troposphere, upper mantle|
|3.||layer (cognition) an abstract place usually conceived as having depth|
|Samples||A good actor communicates on several levels.|
A simile has at least two layers of meaning.
The mind functions on many strata simultaneously.
|4.||layer (animal) a hen that lays eggs|
|Broader (hypernym)||biddy, hen|
|5.||layer (animal) thin structure composed of a single thickness of cells|
|Broader (hypernym)||anatomical structure, bodily structure, body structure, complex body part, structure|
|Narrower (hyponym)||blastoderm, blastodisc, germinal area, germinal disc, hypodermis|
English verb: layer
|1.||layer (contact) make or form a layer|
|Samples||Layer the different colored sands.|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s.|
Somebody ----s something.
Something ----s something
|Broader (hypernym)||forge, form, mold, mould, shape, work|