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Related to veneer: Wood veneer
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 per1 in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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
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]
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.
Past participle: veneered
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|Noun||1.||veneer - coating consisting of a thin layer of superior wood glued to a base of inferior wood|
|2.||veneer - an ornamental coating to a building|
|Verb||1.||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"
n (lit) → Furnier nt; (fig) → Politur f; it’s just a veneer → es ist nur Politur or schöner Schein; he had a veneer of respectability → nach außen hin machte er einen sehr ehrbaren Eindruck; the cities with their thin veneer of civilization → die Städte mit ihrem dünnen Lack or Putz der Zivilisation
vt wood → furnieren
n. barniz, enchapado.