- layer board,
- layer cake,
- layer of rods and cones,
- laying on of hands,
Origin of layering
- a shoot or twig that is induced to root while still attached to the living stock, as by bending and covering with soil.
- a plant so propagated.
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of layer
Examples from the Web for layering
Minaj further mystifies her motives by layering these terrifying, offensive visual cues with her own totally incongruous lyrics.Nicki Minaj’s ‘Only’ Lyrics Video Is Like a Loose Adaptation of ‘Mein Kampf’ ft. Drake|Amy Zimmerman|November 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“I think every cyclist including me will be layering it on,” she said.
Another key theme was layering—such as textured miniskirts over longer, narrow skirts—and suede or tutus over layers.
The bust detail on his dresses often mimicked the layering of petals, for instance.Raf Simons Debuts at Christian Dior With Couture Collection|Robin Givhan|July 2, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The final dresses, in fuchsia with embroidery, appliqué, layering and all manner of technical wizardry were a Cinderella dream.Paris Fall Fashion Week Ends With Vuitton and Kanye|Robin Givhan|March 7, 2012|DAILY BEAST
This operation is variously known as “summer,” "herbaceous," “green” and “soft” layering.The Nursery Book|Liberty Hyde Bailey
The summer is the best period for layering the young shoots.Parsons on the Rose|Samuel Browne Parsons
Experimentally, I have been able to produce new plants from this tree by layering young shoots coming from the roots.Growing Nuts in the North|Carl Weschcke
The varieties may be propagated by cuttings, or by layering; but they root, by both modes, with great difficulty.Woodland Gleanings|Charles Tilt
Increase roses and American shrubs, by layering, budding or cuttings, and go on with the layering of carnations and picotees.
- a shoot or branch rooted during layering
- a plant produced as a result of layering
Word Origin for layer
1832, from layer (n.). Related: Layered; layering.
late 14c., "one who or that lays" (especially stones, "a mason"), agent noun from lay (v.). Passive sense of "that which is laid over a surface" first recorded 1610s, but because earliest English use was in cookery, this is perhaps from French liue "binding," used of a thickened sauce. Layer cake attested from 1881.