Academic Word List

The 570 most common words in English academic texts

Type: verb, noun

Definitions: (verb) If you layer something, you place one thing on top of another. (noun) A layer is a level in an organisation, idea, or plan. (noun) A layer is a material that covers something.

Examples: (verb) To make the soil more fertile, layer the ground with compost. (noun) The governments’ plan to reduce the number of homeless people has many layers. (noun) The company is trying to reduce the number of management layers. (noun) In the north, people must wear many layers of clothes to stay warm. (noun) In the morning, most of the country was covered by a thin layer of snow.

Synonyms: nouns: cover, coat, sheet. level. verbs: cover, coat, sheet.

Academic Word List Sublist and Group: 3 E