Layer vs Put - What's the difference?

layer | put |

As a noun layer

is a single thickness of some material covering a surface.

As a verb layer

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

As an acronym put is


As an initialism put is





(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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    (wikipedia put)

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) putten, puten, poten, from (etyl) .


  • To place something somewhere.
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  • To bring or set into a certain relation, state or condition.
  • (finance) To exercise a put option.
  • To express something in a certain manner.
  • * Hare
  • All this is ingeniously and ably put .
  • (athletics) To throw a heavy iron ball, as a sport.
  • To steer; to direct one's course; to go.
  • * (John Dryden)
  • His fury thus appeased, he puts to land.
  • To play a card or a hand in the game called put.
  • To attach or attribute; to assign.
  • to put a wrong construction on an act or expression
  • (obsolete) To lay down; to give up; to surrender.
  • * Wyclif Bible, John xv. 13
  • No man hath more love than this, that a man put his life for his friends.
  • To set before one for judgment, acceptance, or rejection; to bring to the attention.
  • to put''' a question; to '''put a case
  • * Berkeley
  • Put' the perception and you ' put the mind.
  • * Milton
  • These verses, originally Greek, were put in Latin.
  • (obsolete) To incite; to entice; to urge; to constrain; to oblige.
  • * Jonathan Swift
  • These wretches put us upon all mischief.
  • * Sir Walter Scott
  • Put me not to use the carnal weapon in my own defence.
  • * Milton
  • Thank him who puts me, loath, to this revenge.
  • (mining) To convey coal in the mine, as for example from the working to the tramway.
  • (Raymond)
    Derived terms
    * put about * put across * put aside * put away * put back * put by * put down * put end * put forth * put forward * put in * put in place * put in practice * put into * put off * put on * put on airs * put on a pedestal * put one over * put one's cards on the table * put one's house in order * put one's money where one's mouth is * put one's name in the hat * put out * put out feelers * put over * put paid to * put someone in mind of * put through * put to * put together * put to rest * put two and two together * put under * put up * put up with * put upon * put with * put wise * put words in someone's mouth * putable * puttable * input * output
    See also


    (en noun)
  • (business) A right to sell something at a predetermined price.
  • (finance) A contract to sell a security at a set price on or before a certain date.
  • He bought a January '08 put for Procter and Gamble at 80 to hedge his bet.
  • * Johnson's Cyc.
  • A put and a call may be combined in one instrument, the holder of which may either buy or sell as he chooses at the fixed price.
  • The act of putting; an action; a movement; a thrust; a push.
  • the put of a ball
  • * L'Estrange
  • The stag's was a forc'd put , and a chance rather than a choice.
  • An old card game.
  • (Young)
    See also
    * (Stock option) * call * option

    Etymology 2

    Origin unknown. Perhaps related to (etyl) pwt.


    (en noun)
  • (obsolete) An idiot; a foolish person.
  • * Bramston
  • Queer country puts extol Queen Bess's reign.
  • * F. Harrison
  • What droll puts the citizens seem in it all.
  • * 1749 , Henry Fielding, Tom Jones , Folio Society 1973, p. 244:
  • The old put wanted to make a parson of me, but d—n me, thinks I to myself, I'll nick you there, old cull; the devil a smack of your nonsense shall you ever get into me.

    Etymology 3

    (etyl) pute.


    (en noun)
  • (obsolete) A prostitute.
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