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English noun: layer

1. layer (artifact) single thickness of usually some homogeneous substance


SamplesSlices of hard-boiled egg on a bed of spinach.


Synonymsbed


Broader (hypernym)artefact, artifact


Narrower (hyponym)backing, blanket, course, cushion, interlayer, lift, mount, overlay, ply, row, tier, wall


Part meronymlaminate

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


SamplesA good actor communicates on several levels.
A simile has at least two layers of meaning.
The mind functions on many strata simultaneously.


Synonymslevel, stratum


Broader (hypernym)place

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


SamplesLayer the different colored sands.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)forge, form, mold, mould, shape, work









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