layer


layer
noun
ADJECTIVE
fine, thin

Everything was covered with a fine layer of dust.

deep, dense, heavy, thick

Mulch with a generous layer of peat or compost.

bottom, inner, innermost, lower, middle, outer, outermost, surface, top, upper, uppermost

the upper layers of the earth's atmosphere

double, single

The product is made from a single layer of plastic.

added, additional, extra

They put on thick hats and extra layers of clothing.

alternating

The recipe calls for alternating layers of meat sauce and pasta.

protective

a protective layer of black plastic

ozone

holes in the ozone layer

cloud

We're flying just below a cloud layer at 33 000 feet.

VERB + LAYER
form

Use enough gravel to form a layer about 50mm thick.

add, apply

He paints a base coat, allows it to dry, and then adds layers of paint.

be covered by, be covered with

The body had been covered with a thin layer of soil.

peel away, peel back, remove

I decided to peel back the layers of this story. (figurative)

LAYER + NOUN
cake (esp. AmE)
PREPOSITION
beneath a/the layer, under a/the layer

Beneath the surface layer of the skin are several further layers.

in layers

The building is constructed in layers.

layer of

an extra layer of clothing

a layer of bureaucracy

multiple layers of meaning (figurative)

PHRASES
layer after layer, layer upon layer

The remains lay buried under layer upon layer of black earth.


Collocations dictionary. 2013.

Synonyms:
, , / (as of bricks) / (laid in the ground for propagation)


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