veneer

[[t]vɪnɪ͟ə(r)[/t]]
veneers
1) N-SING: usu with supp, oft N of n, adj N (disapproval) If you refer to the pleasant way that someone or something appears as a veneer, you are critical of them because you believe that their true, hidden nature is not good.

He was able to fool the world with his veneer of education...

They made him acting president, hoping to give their actions a veneer of constitutional authority.

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2) N-VAR Veneer is a thin layer of wood or plastic which is used to improve the appearance of something.

The wood was cut into large sheets of veneer...

Only the finest timbers and veneers are used.


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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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