veneer

[ vuh-neer ]
/ vəˈnɪər /

noun

verb (used with object)

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Origin of veneer

1695–1705; earlier fineering, faneering < German Fourni(e)rung, Furni(e)rung, equivalent to furni(e)ren to furnish (< French fournir) + -ung -ing1

OTHER WORDS FROM veneer

ve·neer·er, nounun·ve·neered, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for veneer

veneer
/ (vɪˈnɪə) /

noun

a thin layer of wood, plastic, etc, with a decorative or fine finish that is bonded to the surface of a less expensive material, usually wood
a superficial appearance, esp one that is pleasinga veneer of gentility
any facing material that is applied to a different backing material
any one of the layers of wood that is used to form plywood

verb (tr)

Derived forms of veneer

veneerer, noun

Word Origin for veneer

C17: from German furnieren to veneer, from Old French fournir to furnish
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Medical definitions for veneer

veneer
[ və-nîr ]

n.

A layer of tooth-colored material, usually porcelain or acrylic resin, attached to and covering the surface of a metal crown or natural tooth structure.
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