from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To form, arrange, or deposit in layers.
- transitive v. To preserve (seeds) by placing them between layers of moist sand or similar material.
- transitive v. To arrange or separate into castes, classes, or social levels.
- transitive v. To separate into a sequence of graded status levels.
- intransitive v. To become layered; form strata.
- intransitive v. To develop different levels of caste, class, privilege, or status.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To become separated out into distinct layers or strata.
- v. To separate out into distinct layers or strata.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To form or deposit in strata, or layers, as substances in the earth; to arrange in strata.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To form into a layer or layers, as substances in the earth; lay or arrange in strata.
- To preserve (tree-seeds) by spreading them in layers alternating with layers of earth or sand.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. form, arrange, or deposit in layers
- v. develop different social levels, classes, or castes
- v. render fertile and preserve by placing between layers of earth or sand
- v. form layers or strata
- v. divide society into social classes or castes
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