layering

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈleɪərɪŋ/US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(lāər ing)


WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
lay•er•ing  (lāər ing),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Clothingthe wearing of lightweight or unconstructed garments one upon the other, as to create a fashionable ensemble or to provide warmth without undue bulkiness or heaviness.
  2. Clothing[Tailoring.]the trimming of multiple layers of fabric at the seam allowance of a garment so as to prevent a ridge on the face of the garment when the seam is sewn.
[Hort.]Also,  lay•er•age  (lāər ing),USA pronunciation a method of propagating plants by causing their shoots to take root while still attached to the parent plant.
  • layer + -ing1

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
layering /ˈleɪərɪŋ/ n
  1. a method of propagation that induces a shoot or branch to take root while it is still attached to the parent plant
  2. the banded appearance of certain igneous and metamorphic rocks, each band being of a different mineral composition
WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
lay•er /ˈleɪɚ/USA pronunciation   n. 
    [countable]
  1. a thickness of some material laid on or spread over a surface:a layer of soot on the window sill.
  2. a bed;
    stratum:alternating layers of basalt and sandstone.
  3. a person or thing that lays:a carpet layer.
  4. a hen kept for egg production.
  5. Clothingone of several items of clothing worn one on top of the other:wore layers of warm clothing.

v. [+ object]
  1. to make a layer of.
  2. to form, put down, or arrange in layers.
  3. Clothingto arrange or wear (clothing) in layers.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
lay•er  (lāər),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. a thickness of some material laid on or spread over a surface:a layer of soot on the window sill; two layers of paint.
  2. bed;
    stratum:alternating layers of basalt and sandstone.
  3. a person or thing that lays:a carpet layer.
  4. a hen kept for egg production.
  5. Clothingone of several items of clothing worn one on top of the other.
  6. [Hort.]
    • Botanya shoot or twig that is induced to root while still attached to the living stock, as by bending and covering with soil.
    • Botanya plant so propagated.
  7. Textiles[Ropemaking.]a machine for laying rope or cable.

v.t. 
  1. to make a layer of.
  2. to form or arrange in layers.
  3. Clothingto arrange or wear (clothing) in layers:You can layer this vest over a blouse or sweater.
  4. Botany[Hort.]to propagate by layering.

v.i. 
  1. to separate into or form layers.
  2. Clothing(of a garment) to permit of wearing in layers;
    be used in layering:Frilly blouses don't layer well.
layer•a•ble, adj. 
  • Middle English leyer, legger. See lay1, -er1 1350–1400

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
layer /ˈleɪə/ n
  1. a thickness of some homogeneous substance, such as a stratum or a coating on a surface
  2. a laying hen
  3. a shoot or branch rooted during layering
vb
  1. to form or make a layer of (something)
  2. to take root or cause to take root by layering
Etymology: 14th Century leyer, legger, from lay1 + -er1
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