# Layer vs. Sphere: What's the Difference?

## Layer and Sphere Definitions

One that lays
A tile layer.

#### Sphere

(Mathematics) A three-dimensional surface, all points of which are equidistant from a fixed point.

#### Layer

A hen kept for laying eggs.

#### Sphere

A spherical object or figure.

#### Layer

A single thickness of a material covering a surface or forming an overlying part or segment
A layer of dust on the windowsill.
A cake with four layers.

#### Sphere

A celestial body, such as a planet or star.

#### Layer

A usually horizontal deposit or expanse; a stratum
Layers of sedimentary rock.
A layer of warm air.

#### Sphere

The sky, appearing as a hemisphere to an observer
The sphere of the heavens.

#### Layer

A depth or level
A poem with several layers of meaning.

#### Sphere

Any of a series of concentric, transparent, revolving globes that together were once thought to contain the moon, sun, planets, and stars.

#### Layer

(Botany) A stem that is covered with soil for rooting while still part of the living plant.

#### Sphere

A range or extent of knowledge, interest, or activity
A problem that falls within the sphere of biophysics.

#### Layer

An item of clothing worn over or under another.

#### Sphere

A social level or part of society or group
Knew few people beyond his partner's sphere.

#### Layer

To divide or form into layers
Layered gravel and charcoal to make a filter.

#### Sphere

A range of power or influence
Within the sphere of the empire.

#### Layer

To cut (hair) into different, usually overlapping lengths.

#### Sphere

To form into a sphere.

#### Layer

(Botany) To propagate (a plant) by means of a layer.

#### Sphere

To put in or within a sphere.

#### Layer

To wear (clothing) in layers.

#### Sphere

(mathematics) A regular three-dimensional object in which every cross-section is a circle; the figure described by the revolution of a circle about its diameter . Category:en:Surfaces

#### Layer

To form or come apart as layers.

#### Sphere

A spherical physical object; a globe or ball.

#### Layer

(Botany) To take root as a result of layering.

#### Sphere

The apparent outer limit of space; the edge of the heavens, imagined as a hollow globe within which celestial bodies appear to be embedded.

#### Layer

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.

#### Sphere

Any of the concentric hollow transparent globes formerly believed to rotate around the Earth, and which carried the heavenly bodies; there were originally believed to be eight, and later nine and ten; friction between them was thought to cause a harmonious sound (the music of the spheres).

#### 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.

#### Sphere

(mythology) An area of activity for a planet; or by extension, an area of influence for a god, hero etc.

#### Layer

A (usually) horizontal deposit; a stratum.
I find seven-layer cake a bit too rich.

#### Sphere

(figuratively) The region in which something or someone is active; one's province, domain.

#### Layer

One of the items in a hierarchy.
Mired in layers of deceit

#### Sphere

(geometry) The set of all points in three-dimensional Euclidean space (or n-dimensional space, in topology) that are a fixed distance from a fixed point .

#### Layer

One in a stack of (initially transparent) drawing surfaces that comprise an image; used to keep elements of an image separate so that they can be modified independently from one another.

#### Sphere

(logic) The extension of a general conception, or the totality of the individuals or species to which it may be applied.

#### Layer

A person who lays anything, such as tiles or a wager.

#### Sphere

(transitive) To place in a sphere, or among the spheres; to ensphere.

#### Layer

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.

#### Sphere

(transitive) To make round or spherical; to perfect.

#### Layer

A hen kept to lay eggs.

#### Sphere

A body or space contained under a single surface, which in every part is equally distant from a point within called its center.

#### Layer

A shoot of a plant, laid underground for growth.

#### Sphere

Hence, any globe or globular body, especially a celestial one, as the sun, a planet, or the earth.
Of celestial bodies, first the sun,A mighty sphere, he framed.

#### Layer

(ambitransitive) To cut or divide into layers.

#### Sphere

The apparent surface of the heavens, which is assumed to be spherical and everywhere equally distant, in which the heavenly bodies appear to have their places, and on which the various astronomical circles, as of right ascension and declination, the equator, ecliptic, etc., are conceived to be drawn; an ideal geometrical sphere, with the astronomical and geographical circles in their proper positions on it.

#### Layer

(ambitransitive) To arrange in layers.
Layer the ribbons on top of one another to make an attractive pattern.

#### Sphere

The extension of a general conception, or the totality of the individuals or species to which it may be applied.

#### Layer

One who, or that which, lays.

#### Sphere

Circuit or range of action, knowledge, or influence; compass; province; employment; place of existence.
To be called into a huge sphere, and not to be seen to move in 't.
Taking her out of the ordinary relations with humanity, and inclosing her in a sphere by herself.
Each in his hidden sphere of joy or woeOur hermit spirits dwell.

#### Layer

That which is laid; a stratum; a bed; one thickness, course, or fold laid over another; as, a layer of clay or of sand in the earth; a layer of bricks, or of plaster; the layers of an onion.

#### Sphere

Rank; order of society; social positions.

#### Layer

A shoot or twig of a plant, not detached from the stock, laid under ground for growth or propagation.

#### Sphere

An orbit, as of a star; a socket.

#### Layer

An artificial oyster bed.

#### Sphere

To place in a sphere, or among the spheres; to insphere.
The glorious planet SolIn noble eminence enthroned and spheredAmidst the other.

#### Layer

Single thickness of usually some homogeneous substance;
Slices of hard-boiled egg on a bed of spinach

#### Sphere

To form into roundness; to make spherical, or spheral; to perfect.

#### Layer

A relatively thin sheetlike expanse or region lying over or under another

#### Sphere

A particular environment or walk of life;
His social sphere is limited
It was a closed area of employment
He's out of my orbit

#### Layer

An abstract place usually conceived as having depth;
A good actor communicates on several levels
A simile has at least two layers of meaning
The mind functions on many strata simultaneously

#### Sphere

Any spherically shaped artifact

#### Layer

A hen that lays eggs

#### Sphere

The geographical area in which one nation is very influential

#### Layer

Thin structure composed of a single thickness of cells

#### Sphere

A particular aspect of life or activity;
He was helpless in an important sector of his life

#### Layer

Make or form a layer;
Layer the different colored sands

#### Sphere

A solid figure bounded by a spherical surface (including the space it encloses)

#### Sphere

A three-dimensional closed surface such that every point on the surface is equidistant from the center

#### Sphere

The apparent surface of the imaginary sphere on which celestial bodies appear to be projected