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ve·neer

 (və-nîr′)
n.
1. A thin surface layer, as of finely grained wood, glued to a base of inferior material.
2. Any of the thin layers glued together to make plywood.
3. A decorative facing, as of brick.
4. A deceptive, superficial show; a façade: a veneer of friendliness.
tr.v. ve·neered, ve·neer·ing, ve·neers
1. To overlay (a surface) with a thin layer of a fine or decorative material.
2. To glue together (layers of wood) to make plywood.
3. To conceal, as something common or crude, with a deceptively attractive outward show.

[Alteration of obsolete faneering, from German Furnierung, from furnieren, to furnish, veneer, from French fournir, to furnish, from Old French furnir, of Germanic origin; see per in Indo-European roots.]

ve·neer′er n.

veneer

(vɪˈnɪə)
n
1. a thin layer of wood, plastic, etc, with a decorative or fine finish that is bonded to the surface of a less expensive material, usually wood
2. a superficial appearance, esp one that is pleasing: a veneer of gentility.
3. any facing material that is applied to a different backing material
4. any one of the layers of wood that is used to form plywood
vb (tr)
5. to cover (a surface) with a veneer
6. to bond together (thin layers of wood) to make plywood
7. to conceal (something) under a superficially pleasant surface
[C17: from German furnieren to veneer, from Old French fournir to furnish]
veˈneerer n

ve•neer

(vəˈnɪər)

n.
1. a thin layer of wood or other material for facing or inlaying wood.
2. any of the thin layers of wood glued together to form plywood.
3. a facing of a certain material applied to a different one or to a type of construction not ordinarily associated with it.
4. a superficially good or pleasing appearance: a thief with a veneer of respectability.
v.t.
5. to overlay or face (wood) with thin sheets of some material, as a fine wood, ivory, or tortoiseshell.
6. to face or cover (an object) with a more desirable material than the existing basic one.
7. to cement (layers of wood veneer) to form plywood.
8. to give a superficially good or pleasing appearance to.
[1695–1705; < German Fourni(e)rung, Furni(e)rung=furni(e)ren to furnish (< French fournir) + -ung -ing1]

veneer


Past participle: veneered
Gerund: veneering

Imperative
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Present
I veneer
you veneer
he/she/it veneers
we veneer
you veneer
they veneer
Preterite
I veneered
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we veneered
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Present Continuous
I am veneering
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he/she/it is veneering
we are veneering
you are veneering
they are veneering
Present Perfect
I have veneered
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he/she/it has veneered
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they have veneered
Past Continuous
I was veneering
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he/she/it was veneering
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they were veneering
Past Perfect
I had veneered
you had veneered
he/she/it had veneered
we had veneered
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they had veneered
Future
I will veneer
you will veneer
he/she/it will veneer
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Future Perfect
I will have veneered
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Future Continuous
I will be veneering
you will be veneering
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Present Perfect Continuous
I have been veneering
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he/she/it has been veneering
we have been veneering
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Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been veneering
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you will have been veneering
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Past Perfect Continuous
I had been veneering
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he/she/it had been veneering
we had been veneering
you had been veneering
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Conditional
I would veneer
you would veneer
he/she/it would veneer
we would veneer
you would veneer
they would veneer
Past Conditional
I would have veneered
you would have veneered
he/she/it would have veneered
we would have veneered
you would have veneered
they would have veneered
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.veneer - coating consisting of a thin layer of superior wood glued to a base of inferior woodveneer - coating consisting of a thin layer of superior wood glued to a base of inferior wood
coating, coat - a thin layer covering something; "a second coat of paint"
2.veneer - an ornamental coating to a building
coating, coat - a thin layer covering something; "a second coat of paint"
Verb1.veneer - cover with veneer; "veneer the furniture to protect it"
cover - provide with a covering or cause to be covered; "cover her face with a handkerchief"; "cover the child with a blanket"; "cover the grave with flowers"

veneer

noun
1. mask, show, façade, front, appearance, guise, pretence, semblance, false front He was able to fool people with his veneer of intellectuality.
2. layer, covering, finish, facing, film, gloss, patina, laminate, cladding, lamination bath panels fitted with a mahogany veneer

veneer

nounverb
To give a deceptively attractive appearance to:
Idioms: paper over, put a good face on.
Translations
finér
julkisivuviilu
furniroplatica

veneer

[vəˈnɪəʳ]
A. Nchapa f, enchapado m (fig) → barniz m, apariencia f
to give or lend sth a veneer of respectabilitydar a algo un barniz or una apariencia de respetabilidad
B. VTchapear

veneer

[vɪˈnɪər] n
[wood] → placage m; [plastic] → revêtement m
(fig) [culture, education, respectability] → vernis m

veneer

n (lit)Furnier nt; (fig)Politur f; it’s just a veneeres ist nur Politur or schöner Schein; he had a veneer of respectabilitynach außen hin machte er einen sehr ehrbaren Eindruck; the cities with their thin veneer of civilizationdie Städte mit ihrem dünnen Lack or Putz der Zivilisation
vt woodfurnieren

veneer

[vəˈnɪəʳ] nimpiallacciatura (fig) → parvenza, vernice f

ve·neer

n. barniz, enchapado.

veneer

n (dent) carilla; porcelain — carilla de porcelana
References in classic literature ?
The majority of the guests--who were somewhat empty-headed, after all, in spite of their aristocratic bearing--never guessed, in their self-satisfied composure, that much of their superiority was mere veneer, which indeed they had adopted unconsciously and by inheritance.
With cold, reptilian eyes the creature seemed to bore through the thin veneer of my deceit and read my inmost thoughts.
His civilization was at best but an outward veneer which he gladly peeled off with his uncomfortable European clothes whenever any reasonable pretext presented itself.
When necessity demanded, Tarzan of the Apes sloughed the thin veneer of his civilization and with it the hampering apparel that was its badge.
Never had his civilization been more than a veneer put on for the sake of her he loved because he thought it made her happier to see him thus.
Yet even with that burden he fell into the little habits and manners of his early life that were in reality more a part of him than the thin veneer of civilization that the past three years of his association with the white men of the outer world had spread lightly over him--a veneer that only hid the crudities of the beast that Tarzan of the Apes had been.
Presently, as he sat there, the sudden feeling came over him that eyes were watching from behind, and the old instinct of the wild beast broke through the thin veneer of civilization, so that Tarzan wheeled about so quickly that the eyes of the young woman who had been surreptitiously regarding him had not even time to drop before the gray eyes of the ape-man shot an inquiring look straight into them.
Nor did they talk like gentlemen, despite the fact that there was nothing offensive in their bearing and that the veneer of ordinary social nicety was theirs.
The table was flanked on one side by a gaudy bureau, manufactured for profit and not for service, the thin veneer of which was shed day by day.
Always, everywhere, man is man, nor has he altered greatly beneath his veneer since he scurried into a hole between two rocks to escape the tyrannosaurus six million years ago.
Mugridge's face turned white under its sooty veneer, and when Wolf Larsen called for a rope and a couple of men, the miserable Cockney fled wildly out of the galley and dodged and ducked about the deck with the grinning crew in pursuit.
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