layer etymology

English word layer comes from Middle English leyare

Detailed word origin of layer

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
leyare Middle English (enm)
layer English (eng) (ambitransitive) to arrange (something) in layers.. (ambitransitive) to cut or divide (something) into layers A (usually) horizontal deposit; a stratum.. A single thickness of some material covering a surface.. An item of clothing worn under or over another.. One of the items in a hierarchy.