|Origin:||LAY1 + -er|
lay‧er1 S3 W3 [countable]
an amount or piece of a material or substance that covers a surface or that is between two other things
A thick layer of dust lay on the furniture.
The moon was shining through a thin layer of cloud.
He pulled off layer upon layer of clothing (=many layers of clothing).
in layers➔ ozone layer
Arrange the peppers, garlic and tomatoes in layers.
one of several different levels in a complicated organization, system, set of ideas etc
We are operating with fewer layers of management.
There are multiple layers of meaning in the story.
the multi-layered nature of organizations (=they have many layers)