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Definition 1: thin structure composed of a single thickness of cells - [noun denoting animal]

(layer is a kind of ...) a particular complex anatomical part of a living thing and its construction and arrangement

"he has good bone structure"

(... is a kind of layer ) a layer of cells on the inside of the blastula

(... is a kind of layer ) layer of cells that secretes the chitinous cuticle in e.g. arthropods

Definition 2: a hen that lays eggs - [noun denoting animal]

(layer is a kind of ...) adult female chicken

Definition 3: single thickness of usually some homogeneous substance - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where layer or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for layer in the sense of this definition

(layer is a kind of ...) a man-made object taken as a whole

(... is a kind of layer ) one of two or more layers one atop another

"tier upon tier of huge casks" "a three-tier wedding cake"

(... is a kind of layer ) (usually in combinations) one of several layers of cloth or paper or wood as in plywood

(... is a kind of layer ) a layer of decorative material (such as gold leaf or wood veneer) applied over a surface

(... is a kind of layer ) one of the layers forming the heel of a shoe or boot

(... is a kind of layer ) a layer of material that encloses space

"the walls of the cylinder were perforated" "the container's walls were blue"

(... is a kind of layer ) a layer placed between other layers

(... is a kind of layer ) the layer of air that supports a hovercraft or similar vehicle

(... is a kind of layer ) (construction) a layer of masonry

"a course of bricks"

(... is a kind of layer ) a layer of lead surrounding the highly reactive core of a nuclear reactor

(... is a kind of layer ) something forming a back that is added for strengthening

(... is part of layer) a sheet of material made by bonding two or more sheets or layers

Definition 4: an abstract place usually conceived as having depth - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where layer or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for layer in the sense of this definition

(layer is a kind of ...) an abstract mental location

"he has a special place in my thoughts" "a place in my heart" "a political system with no place for the less prominent groups"

Definition 5: a relatively thin sheetlike expanse or region lying over or under another - [noun denoting location]

(layer is a kind of ...) the extended spatial location of something

"the farming regions of France" "religions in all parts of the world" "regions of outer space"

(... is a kind of layer ) a layer in the stratosphere (at approximately 20 miles) that contains a concentration of ozone sufficient to block most ultraviolet radiation from the sun

(... is a kind of layer ) the atmospheric layer between the troposphere and the mesosphere

(... is a kind of layer ) the outermost level of the land or sea

"earthquakes originate far below the surface" "three quarters of the Earth's surface is covered by water"

(... is a kind of layer ) the atmospheric layer between the mesosphere and the exosphere

(... is a kind of layer ) the region of discontinuity between the troposphere and the stratosphere

(... is a kind of layer ) the lowest atmospheric layer; from 4 to 11 miles high (depending on latitude)

(... is a kind of layer ) the upper part of the mantle

(... is a kind of layer ) a rigid layer of polysaccharides enclosing the membrane of plant and prokaryotic cells; maintains the shape of the cell and serves as a protective barrier

(... is a kind of layer ) the atmospheric layer between the stratosphere and the thermosphere

(... is a kind of layer ) the layer of the earth between the crust and the core

(... is a kind of layer ) one of several parallel layers of material arranged one on top of another (such as a layer of tissue or cells in an organism or a layer of sedimentary rock)

(... is a kind of layer ) the lower layer of the crust

(... is a kind of layer ) a gaseous layer of the sun's atmosphere (extending from the photosphere to the corona) that is visible during a total eclipse of the sun

(... is a kind of layer ) the outer layer of the Earth

(... is a kind of layer ) the outermost atmospheric layer

(... is a kind of layer ) the watery layer of the earth's surface; includes water vapor

(... is a kind of layer ) the solid part of the earth consisting of the crust and outer mantle

(... is a kind of layer ) the deeper part of the mantle

(... is a kind of layer ) a layer of snowflakes (white crystals of frozen water) covering the ground

Definition 6: make or form a layer - [verb of contact]

Samples where layer or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • layer the different colored sands

(layer is a kind of ...) make something, usually for a specific function

"She molded the rice balls carefully" "Form cylinders from the dough" "shape a figure" "Work the metal into a sword"

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