Translation of "layer" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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layernoun [ C ]

uk /ˈleɪ.ər/ us /ˈleɪ.ɚ/

layer noun [ C ] (MATERIAL)

B2 a level of material, such as a type of rock or gas, that is different from the material above or below it, or a thin sheet of a substance

层;涂层
the ozone layer 臭氧层
A thick layer of clay lies over the sandstone. 沙岩上面有一层厚厚的黏土。
There was a thin layer of oil on the surface of the water. 水面上有一层薄薄的油膜。
We stripped several layers of paint off the door. 我们从门上剥落了好几层漆。

More examples

  • Cover the meat with a layer of cheese.
  • Women have a layer of subcutaneous fat that provides them with better insulation than men.
  • The eruption had covered the town with a fine layer of ash.
  • A thick layer of dust had accumulated in the room.
  • If the first layer isn't dry before you add the next one, the colours will run into each other .

layerverb [ T ]

uk /ˈleɪ.ər/ us /ˈleɪ.ɚ/

to arrange something in layers

把…按层排列,把…分层放置
Layer the pasta with slices of tomato. 把西红柿片分层摆放在意大利面里。
potatoes layered with onions 马铃薯夹洋葱片

(Translation of “layer” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)