- to form or place in strata or layers.
- to preserve or germinate (seeds) by placing them between layers of earth.
- Sociology. to arrange in a hierarchical order, especially according to graded status levels.
- to form strata.
- Geology. to lie in beds or layers.
- Sociology. to develop hierarchically, especially as graded status levels.
Origin of stratify
Examples from the Web for stratified
Decadent, venal, ineffective, stratified, anxiety-ridden, stumbling from one declared crisis to the next—who wants that?The Real Clash of Civilizations
March 1, 2014
There is nothing hypothetical about a stratified system of laws for people based on their ethnicity.Apartheid Ambiguity
November 5, 2012
The U.S. is polarized, as well as stratified, and even the most basic facts become ideologically charged.Pop Culture and the Recession
April 30, 2012
What is the nature of the fossils in the earliest layers of stratified rock?The Meaning of Evolution
Samuel Christian Schmucker
The stone was sandy, stratified and easily cut, and the air was dry.Mazes and Labyrinths
W. H. Matthews
It lies horizontally, and is stratified with unusual regularity.Letters from Palestine
J. D. Paxton
These rocks are stratified, or divided into distinct layers, or strata.
Here they often become mingled with shells, and are stratified.
- to form or be formed in layers or strata
- (tr) to preserve or render fertile (seeds) by storing between layers of sand or earth
- sociol to divide (a society) into horizontal status groups or (of a society) to develop such groups
Word Origin and History for stratified
1660s, from French stratifier, from Modern Latin stratificare, from stratum (see stratum). Related: Stratified; stratifying.
- Arranged in the form of layers or strata.