veneer
I. noun Etymology: German Furnier, from furnieren to veneer, from French fournir to furnish, equip — more at furnish Date: 1702 1. a thin sheet of a material: as a. a layer of wood of superior value or excellent grain to be glued to an inferior wood b. any of the thin layers bonded together to form plywood c. a plastic or porcelain coating bonded to the surface of a cosmetically imperfect tooth 2. a protective or ornamental facing (as of brick or stone) 3. a superficial or deceptively attractive appearance, display, or effect ; facade, gloss <
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II. transitive verb Date: 1742 1. to overlay or plate (as a common wood) with a thin layer of finer wood for outer finish or decoration; broadly to face with a material giving a superior surface 2. to cover over with a veneer; especially to conceal (as a defect of character) under a superficial and deceptive attractiveness • veneerer noun

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  • Veneer — (englisch: Furnier) ist eine hauchdünne, lichtdurchlässige Keramikschale für die Zähne, die mit Spezialkleber auf die Zahnoberfläche  vor allem von Frontzähnen  aufgebracht wird. Die Haftschale besteht aus Keramik (Porzellan). Abgesehen …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Veneer — Ve*neer , n. [Cf. G. furnier or fournier. See {Veneer}, v. t.] A thin leaf or layer of a more valuable or beautiful material for overlaying an inferior one, especially such a thin leaf of wood to be glued to a cheaper wood; hence, external show;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Veneer — Álbum de José González Publicación 29 de octubre de 2003 (Suecia) 25 de abril de 2004 (Europa) 6 de septiembre de 2005 (Estados Unidos) Género(s) Folk, indie rock Duración 30:50 …   Wikipedia Español

  • veneer — [və nir′] vt. [Ger furnieren, to veneer < Fr fournir, to FURNISH] 1. to cover with a thin layer of more costly material; esp., to cover (wood) with wood of finer quality 2. to give a superficially attractive appearance to 3. to glue together… …   English World dictionary

  • Veneer — Ve*neer , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Veneered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Veneering}.] [G. furnieren, fourniren, fr. F. fournir to furnish. See {Furnish}.] To overlay or plate with a thin layer of wood or other material for outer finish or decoration; as, to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Veneer — Album par José Gonzalez Sortie 29 octobre 2003 Durée 30:48 Genre Indie, Folk Producteur José Gonzalez …   Wikipédia en Français

  • veneer — 1702, from Ger. Furnier, from furnieren to cover with a veneer, inlay, from Fr. fournir to furnish, accomplish, from M.Fr. fornir to furnish, from a Germanic source (Cf. O.H.G. frumjan to provide; see FURNISH (Cf. furnish)). A word batted back… …   Etymology dictionary

  • veneer — [n] pretense, front appearance, coating, cover, covering, disguise, exterior, facade, face, finish, gloss, guise, layer, leaf, mask, overlay, semblance, show, surface, window dressing*; concepts 633,673,716 Ant. reality veneer [v] cover, overlay… …   New thesaurus

  • veneer — ► NOUN 1) a thin decorative covering of fine wood applied to a coarser wood or other material. 2) an attractive appearance that covers or disguises true nature or feelings. ► VERB (veneered) ▪ covered with a veneer. DERIVATIVES veneering noun …   English terms dictionary

  • veneer — index cover (protection), disguise Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • veneer — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ thin VERB + VENEER ▪ acquire, add ▪ maintain ▪ peel away, peel back …   Collocations dictionary

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