Laminate vs Layer - What's the difference?

laminate | layer |

As nouns the difference between laminate and layer

is that laminate is while layer is a single thickness of some material covering a surface.

As a verb layer is

(ambitransitive) to cut or divide (something) into layers.




  • To assemble from thin sheets glued together.
  • * We'll laminate the piece of wood with grain going in different directions to make a really strong hull for the boat.
  • To cover something flat, usually paper, in adhesive protective plastic.
  • To form, as metal, into a thin plate, as by rolling.
  • To cause to separate into thin plates or layers; to divide into thin plates.
  • Noun

    (wikipedia laminate) (en noun)
  • Material formed of thin sheets glued together.
  • Derived terms

    * laminate flooring


  • Consisting of, or covered with, laminae, or thin plates, scales, or layers, one over another; laminated.
  • Anagrams

    * English heteronyms ----




    (en noun)
  • A single thickness of some material covering a surface.
  • Wrap the loaf in two layers of aluminum foil before putting it in the oven.
    After the first coat of paint dried, he applied another layer .
  • # An item of clothing worn under or over another.
  • It's cold now but it will warm up this afternoon. Make sure you wear layers .
  • A (usually) horizontal deposit; a stratum.
  • I find seven-layer cake a bit too rich.
  • A person who lays things, such as tiles.
  • A mature female bird, insect, etc. that is able to lay eggs.
  • When dealing with an infestation of headlice, the first step is to eliminate the layers .
  • A hen kept to lay eggs.
  • A shoot of a plant, laid underground for growth.
  • Synonyms

    * (stratum) stratum

    Derived terms

    * boundary layer * ozone layer


    (en verb)
  • (ambitransitive) to cut or divide (something) into layers
  • (ambitransitive) to arrange (something) in layers.
  • Layer the ribbons on top of one another to make an attractive pattern.


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