Synonyms of stratum
1 classDictionary • It was an enormous task that affected every stratum of society.
class • the relationship between different social classes
group • The recipes are divided into groups according to their main ingredients.
level • in order according to their level of difficulty
station • The vast majority knew their station in life and kept to it.
estate • a king or queen or other person of high estate
rank • Each rank of the peerage was respected.
grade • Staff turnover is high among junior grades.
category • The entries were organised into six different categories.
bracket • Do you fall outside the age bracket?
caste • Most of these people are from the socially-disadvantaged lower castes.
2 layerDictionary • The rock strata show that the region was intensely dry 15,000 years ago.
layer • Critics and the public puzzle out the layers of meaning in his photos.
seam • The average UK coal seam is one metre thick.
bed • Heat the curry thoroughly and serve it on a bed of rice.
vein • a rich deep vein of copper in the rock
tier • an auditorium with tiers of seats around and above it
usage note:The word strata is the plural form of stratum, and should not be used as if it is a singular form: so you would say This stratum of society is often disregarded, or These strata of society are often disregarded, but not This strata of society is often disregarded.
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bedIf a recipe or a menu says that something is served on a bed of a food such as rice or vegetables, it means it is served on a layer of that food.
• Heat the curry thoroughly and serve it on a bed of rice.
bracketIf you say that someone or something is in a particular bracket, you mean that they come within a particular range, for example a range of incomes, ages, or prices.
• Do you fall outside the age bracket?
casteA caste is one of the traditional social classes into which people are divided in a Hindu society.
• Most of these people are from the socially-disadvantaged lower castes.
Thesaurus for stratum from the Collins English Thesaurus
any of the distinct layers into which sedimentary rocks are divided