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veneer

ve·neer

veneer

 
 
pronunciation:
v nir
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a very thin layer of fine wood or the like that is bonded to a cheaper material to form a more attractive surface.
The furniture is made with particle board covered with an oak veneer.
similar words:
overlay
definition 2: any of the thin layers of wood that are glued and pressed together to make plywood.
synonyms:
ply
definition 3: any superficially attractive outward appearance or show.
She disliked her aunt, but she adopted a veneer of politeness in her presence.
synonyms:
varnish
similar words:
facade, gloss, mask, masquerade, pretense, shield, show, whitewash
definition 4: a facing of one material, such as brick, applied to another material, such as wood, for protection or ornament.
synonyms:
facing
similar words:
adornment, covering, face, finish, front, glaze, outside, overlay
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: veneered, veneering, veneers
definition 1: to cover or face (inferior wood or the like) with a thin layer of a finer material.
synonyms:
face, gild, gloss, varnish
similar words:
coat, finish, gloss, laminate, overlay, prettify, whitewash
definition 2: to give a superficially attractive appearance to.
derivation: veneerer (n.)