Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun One that lays.
  • noun A hen kept for laying eggs.
  • noun A single thickness of a material covering a surface or forming an overlying part or segment.
  • noun A usually horizontal deposit or expanse; a stratum.
  • noun A depth or level.
  • noun Botany A stem that is covered with soil for rooting while still part of the living plant.
  • noun An item of clothing worn over or under another.
  • intransitive verb To divide or form into layers.
  • intransitive verb To cut (hair) into different, usually overlapping lengths.
  • intransitive verb Botany To propagate (a plant) by means of a layer.
  • intransitive verb To wear (clothing) in layers.
  • intransitive verb To form or come apart as layers.
  • intransitive verb Botany To take root as a result of layering.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In oyster culture, an artificial oyster-bed.
  • noun In cattle-raising, a field or yard in which cattle ready for shipment are kept.
  • noun In phytogeography, one of several strata of plants of different vegetation forms met with in some formations, especially in forests.
  • noun One who or that which lays, in any sense of the verb lay: as, a brick layer; specifically, a hen that lays eggs: as, she is a good layer.
  • noun A thickness of some material laid or resting upon or spread over a surface of any kind; a stratum of moderate thickness: as, a layer of paint; successive layers of clay, shale, and slate; a cake made in layers; the five layers of the muscles of the back.
  • noun In masonry and bricklaying:
  • noun Same as course, 16 .
  • noun A bed of mortar or cement.
  • noun In leather manufacturing, a welt or strengthening strip.
  • noun A shoot or twig of a plant, not detached from the stock, partly laid under ground for growth or propagation.
  • noun In tanning, a pit or vat containing a strong solution of tannin, in which hides are laid near the end of the tanning process. Also called bloomer-pit.
  • In horticulture, to propagate by bending the shoot of a living stem into the soil, the shoot striking root while still fed by the parent plant.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One who, or that which, lays.
  • noun That which is laid; a stratum; a bed; one thickness, course, or fold laid over another
  • noun A shoot or twig of a plant, not detached from the stock, laid under ground for growth or propagation.
  • noun An artificial oyster bed.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A single thickness of some material covering a surface.
  • noun A (usually) horizontal deposit; a stratum.
  • noun A person who lays things, such as tiles.
  • noun A mature female bird, insect, etc. that is able to lay eggs.
  • noun A hen kept to lay eggs.
  • noun A shoot of a plant, laid underground for growth.
  • verb transitive, intransitive to cut or divide (something) into layers
  • verb transitive, intransitive to arrange (something) in layers.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb make or form a layer
  • noun an abstract place usually conceived as having depth
  • noun a hen that lays eggs
  • noun thin structure composed of a single thickness of cells
  • noun single thickness of usually some homogeneous substance
  • noun a relatively thin sheetlike expanse or region lying over or under another

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Middle English leyer, leyare ("a layer of stones or bricks"), equivalent to lay +‎ -er.

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