varnish

  • 1 Varnish — is a transparent, hard, protective finish or film primarily used in wood finishing but also for other materials. Varnish is traditionally a combination of a drying oil, a resin, and a thinner or solvent. Varnish finishes are usually glossy but… …

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  • 2 Varnish — Aktuelle Version 3.0.1 (30. August 2011) Betriebssystem Unix Programmier­sprache C Kategorie Proxy Lizenz …

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  • 3 Varnish — Var nish, n. [OE. vernish, F. vernis, LL. vernicium; akin to F. vernir to varnish, fr. (assumed) LL. vitrinire to glaze, from LL. vitrinus glassy, fr. L. vitrum glass. See {Vitreous}.] [1913 Webster] 1. A viscid liquid, consisting of a solution… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 Varnish — Var nish, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Varnished}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Varnishing}.] [Cf. F. vernir, vernisser. See {Varnish}, n.] [1913 Webster] 1. To lay varnish on; to cover with a liquid which produces, when dry, a hard, glossy surface; as, to varnish a …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 varnish — [vär′nish] n. [ME vernisch < OFr verniz < ML veronix, veronice, a resin < Gr Berenikē (now Benghazi), ancient city in Cyrenaica] 1. a) a preparation made of resinous substances dissolved in oil (oil varnish) or in alcohol, turpentine,… …

    English World dictionary

  • 6 varnish — ► NOUN ▪ a substance consisting of resin dissolved in a liquid, applied to wood or another surface to give a hard, clear, shiny surface when dry. ► VERB ▪ apply varnish to. ORIGIN Old French vernis, from Latin veronix fragrant resin …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 varnish — index embellish, invent (falsify), mislead, slant Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 8 varnish — [v] add a layer to; embellish adorn, coat, cover, decorate, enamel, finish, gild, glaze, gloss, japan, lacquer, luster, paint, polish, shellac, surface, veneer, wash, wax; concepts 172,177 Ant. strip …

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  • 9 varnish — varnisher, n. varnishy, adj. /vahr nish/, n. 1. a preparation consisting of resinous matter, as copal or lac, dissolved in an oil (oil varnish) or in alcohol (spirit varnish) or other volatile liquid. When applied to the surface of wood, metal,… …

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  • 10 varnish — [[t]vɑ͟ː(r)nɪʃ[/t]] varnishes, varnishing, varnished 1) N MASS Varnish is an oily liquid which is painted onto wood or other material to give it a hard, clear, shiny surface. The varnish comes in six natural wood shades. 2) N SING The varnish on… …

    English dictionary

  • 11 varnish — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ clear, transparent ▪ gloss, glossy ▪ discoloured/discolored ▪ The painting was obscured by discoloured/discolored varnish and a heavy layer of grime …

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  • 12 varnish — /ˈvanɪʃ / (say vahnish) noun 1. a preparation which consists of resinous matter (as copal, lac, etc.) dissolved in an oil (oil varnish) or in alcohol (spirit varnish) or other volatile liquid, and which, when applied to the surface of wood, metal …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 13 varnish — I UK [ˈvɑː(r)nɪʃ] / US [ˈvɑrnɪʃ] noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms varnish : singular varnish plural varnishes a) a clear sticky liquid used for covering wood or other surfaces. It forms a shiny transparent surface that gives protection. b) …

    English dictionary

  • 14 varnish — {{11}}varnish (n.) mid 14c., from O.Fr. vernis varnish (12c.), from M.L. vernix odorous resin, perhaps from Late Gk. verenike, from Gk. Berenike, name of an ancient city in Libya (modern Bengasi) credited with the first use of varnishes. The town …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 15 varnish — I. noun Etymology: Middle English vernisch, from Anglo French vernis, from Old Italian or Medieval Latin; Old Italian vernice, from Medieval Latin veronic , veronix sandarac Date: 14th century 1. a. a liquid preparation that when applied to a… …

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  • 16 varnish — n. 1) to apply varnish 2) nail varnish (BE; AE has nail polish) * * * [ vɑːnɪʃ] to apply varnish nail varnish (BE; AE has nail polish) …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 17 varnish — 1. noun a) A type of paint with a solvent that evaporates to leave a hard, transparent, glossy film. b) Anything resembling such a paint. See Also: nail varnish 2 …

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  • 18 varnish — var|nish1 [ˈva:nıʃ US ˈva:r ] n [U and C] [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: vernis, from Medieval Latin veronix type of resin used for making varnish] a clear liquid that is painted onto things, especially things made of wood, to protect… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 varnish — var|nish1 [ varnıʃ ] noun count or uncount 1. ) a clear sticky liquid used for covering wood or other surfaces. It forms a shiny transparent surface that gives protection. 2. ) the surface formed when varnish dries varnish var|nish 2 [ varnıʃ ]… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 20 varnish — noun 1》 a substance consisting of resin dissolved in a liquid, applied to wood to give a hard, clear, shiny surface when dry.     ↘nail varnish. 2》 literary an external or superficial appearance: an outward varnish of civilization. verb apply… …

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