stratum (plural stratums or strata)
- One of several parallel horizontal layers of material arranged one on top of another.
- (geology) A layer of sedimentary rock having approximately the same composition throughout.
- Any of the regions of the atmosphere, such as the stratosphere, that occur as layers.
- (biology) A layer of tissue.
- A class of society composed of people with similar social, cultural, or economic status.
- (ecology) A layer of vegetation, usually of similar height.
- (layer of material arranged one on top of another): tier
- (layer of sedimentary rock): bed, layer
one of several parallel horizontal layers of material arranged one on top of another
layer of sedimentary rock having approximately the same composition throughout
any of the regions of the atmosphere
layer of vegetation
- Swedish: skikt (sv) n (used as a suffix, -skikt, to a determinative noun, e.g. fältskikt, trädskikt), vegetationsskikt n, växtskikt n
- stratum on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
- stratum in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
- stratum in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
From strātus, perfect passive participle of sternō (“spread”).
strātum n (genitive strātī); second declension
- a bed-covering, coverlet, quilt, blanket
- a pillow, bolster
- a bed, couch
- a horse-blanket, saddle-cloth
- a pavement
- accusative singular of strātum
- vocative singular of strātum
- supine of sternō
- stratum in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
- stratum in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
- STRATUM in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
- Félix Gaffiot (1934), “stratum”, in Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Paris: Hachette.
- Meissner, Carl; Auden, Henry William (1894) Latin Phrase-Book, London: Macmillan and Co.
(ambiguous) a street, a made road: via strata
(ambiguous) to prostrate oneself before a person: ad pedes alicuius iacēre, stratum esse (stratum iacēre)
(ambiguous) all have perished by the sword: omnia strata sunt ferro