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Synonyms for layer
ˈleɪ ər

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. layer, bed(noun)

    single thickness of usually some homogeneous substance

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

    bed, seam, level, bottom, stratum

  2. layer(noun)

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

    bed, level, stratum

  3. level, layer, stratum(noun)

    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. layer(noun)

    a hen that lays eggs

    bed, level, stratum

  5. layer(verb)

    thin structure composed of a single thickness of cells

    bed, level, stratum

  6. layer(verb)

    make or form a layer

    "layer the different colored sands"


  1. layer(verb)

    A (usually) horizontal deposit; a stratum.

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


Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. layer(n.)

    stratum, bed, LAY

  2. layer(n.)

    course (as of bricks)

  3. layer(n.)

    shoot or twig (laid in the ground for propagation)

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. layer(n)

    stratum, course, tier

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

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

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How to use layer in a sentence?

  1. Mariko Hirose:

    The major implication for Facebook users is not having a way to have their privacy rights protected before the government obtains their data, if Facebook doesn't have the right to challenge those search warrants, its customers lose one layer of protection against the violation of their privacy rights.

  2. Michael Kelly:

    [In season 4] I try to put in this layer of [Doug] being somewhat vulnerable from what happened with Rachel, i think that's something he's always going to carry with him.

  3. Joshua Zeichner:

    Soap has a high pH that can disrupt the outer layer of your skin and cause inflammation and dryness.

  4. Brad Burns:

    The data on our webpages will now be encrypted, making it significantly harder for third parties to penetrate, now, our community members can peruse our site even more safely, knowing they have that extra layer of security.

  5. John McCain:

    Maybe it was through some medium that I'm not familiar with. Maybe bouncing it off the ozone layer, for all I know, there's a lot of holes in the ozone layer, so maybe it wasn't the ozone layer that he bounced it off of. Maybe it was through hand telegraph, maybe sign language, who knows?

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