Definitions for veneervəˈnɪər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. a thin layer of wood or other material for facing or inlaying wood.

    Category: Building Trades, Furniture

  2. any of the thin layers of wood glued together to form plywood.

    Category: Building Trades, Furniture

  3. a facing of a certain material applied to a different one or to a type of construction not ordinarily associated with it.

    Category: Building Trades

  4. a superficially good or pleasing appearance:

    a thief with a veneer of respectability.

  5. (v.t.)to overlay or face (wood) with thin sheets of some material, as a fine wood, ivory, or tortoiseshell.

    Category: Furniture

  6. to face or cover (an object) with a more desirable material than the existing basic one.

    Category: Building Trades

  7. to cement (layers of wood veneer) to form plywood.

    Category: Building Trades, Furniture

  8. to give a superficially good or pleasing appearance to.

Origin of veneer:

1695–1705; < G Fourni(e)rung, Furni(e)rung=furni(e)ren to furnish (< F fournir) +-ung -ing1

Princeton's WordNet

  1. veneer, veneering(noun)

    coating consisting of a thin layer of superior wood glued to a base of inferior wood

  2. facing, veneer(verb)

    an ornamental coating to a building

  3. veneer(verb)

    cover with veneer

    "veneer the furniture to protect it"


  1. veneer(Noun)

    A thin decorative covering of fine wood applied to coarser wood or other material.

  2. veneer(Noun)

    An attractive appearance that covers or disguises true nature or feelings.

  3. veneer(Verb)

    To apply veneer.

  4. Origin: From Furnier, from furnieren, from fournir, from fornir, from fornir, furnir, from Old *, from frumjanan. Cognate with frumjan, frummen, fremian. More at furnish.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Veneer(verb)

    to overlay or plate with a thin layer of wood or other material for outer finish or decoration; as, to veneer a piece of furniture with mahogany. Used also figuratively

  2. Veneer(verb)

    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; gloss; false pretense


  1. Veneer

    Veneer is the debut album by the Swedish singer-songwriter José González. It was released on October 29, 2003 in Sweden; April 25, 2005 in the rest of Europe; and on September 6, 2005 in the United States. It has sold over 700,000 copies around the world and went platinum in the UK.

Anagrams of veneer

  1. evener


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