thin structure composed of a single thickness of cells
a hen that lays eggs
single thickness of usually some homogeneous substance; "slices of hard-boiled egg on a bed of spinach"
make or form a layer; "layer the different colored sands"
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"
a relatively thin sheetlike expanse or region lying over or under another
avail oneself to;
seek or achieve an end by using to one's advantage;
exerting shrewd or devious influence especially for one's own advantage; "his manipulation of his friends was scandalous"
(psychology) an automatic pattern of behavior in reaction to a specific situation; may be inherited or acquired through frequent repetition; "owls have nocturnal habits"; "she had a habit twirling the ends of her hair"; "long use had hardened him to it"
the act of using; "he warned against the use of narcotic drugs"; "skilled in the utilization of computers"
what something is used for; "the function of an auger is to bore holes"; "ballet is beautiful but what use is it?"
a particular service; "he put his knowledge to good use"; "patrons have their uses"
(law) the exercise of the legal right to enjoy the benefits of owning property; "we were given the use of his boat"
(economics) the utilization of economic goods to satis