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Synonyms for layer
ˈleɪ ərlay·er

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  1. layerverb

    to arrange (something) in layers.

    Layer the ribbons on top of one another to make an attractive pattern.


Princeton's WordNet

  1. layer, bednoun

    single thickness of usually some homogeneous substance

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

    bed, seam, level, bottom, stratum

  2. layernoun

    a relatively thin sheetlike expanse or region lying over or under another

    bed, level, stratum

  3. level, layer, stratumnoun

    an abstract place usually conceived as having depth

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

    horizontal surface, grade, storey, degree, tier, story, class, point, spirit level, social class, socio-economic class, bed, floor, stage, level, stratum

  4. layernoun

    a hen that lays eggs

    bed, level, stratum

  5. layerverb

    thin structure composed of a single thickness of cells

    bed, level, stratum

  6. layerverb

    make or form a layer

    "layer the different colored sands"

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. layernoun

    stratum, bed, LAY

  2. layernoun

    course (as of bricks)

  3. layernoun

    shoot or twig (laid in the ground for propagation)

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. layernoun

    stratum, course, tier

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "layer":

    capa, diaper, ozone, coat, tier, sleeps, stratum, layers, coating, level, sleep, sleeping, strata

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  1. President Barack Obama:

    And to address the specific terrorism concerns we are talking about now, we've instituted another layer of checks just for Syrian refugees.

  2. Bonnie Alcid:

    I’m restructuring my company from top to bottom and adding on this new layer of management, i really think this will help me take things to the next level over the next six years.

  3. Ole Arve Misund:

    Normally by March, these waters would be frozen over, a layer of ice so thick that people would take their snowmobiles from town to outlying areas, but the last time they froze was a decade ago.

  4. Teresa Ewins:

    If someone feels the right to go into a business or a coliseum or an arena [ while concealed carrying ], then there's going to be an argument, then law enforcement will have to respond and try to deescalate. This is just another layer of difficulty for them because it's hard to understand who has a gun, who doesn't have a gun and then having people who are not trained.

  5. Joanna Barstow:

    Gliese 1214 b is a type of planet we call a Super-Earth -- a bit bigger than Earth, a bit smaller than Neptune. It's not dense enough to be rocky so it's probably like a warm mini-Neptune. There's nothing like it in our solar system and we don't really know what to expect, on my wish list for the future is a telescope to study exoplanets like Gliese 1214 b in more detail. I want to know what's going on beneath that cloud layer !

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