verb (used with object)
- veneer patch,
Origin of veneer
Examples from the Web for veneer
But now that veneer is gone, and what remains is a callow man-child at odds with himself.What's Happened to Don Draper? Why Everyone’s Favorite ‘Mad Men’ Stud Needs His Mojo Back|Lizzie Crocker|April 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Of course, the fact that Tris faces and eviscerates her own anxiety lends the simulation scene a veneer of victory and autonomy.Sex Won’t Kill Young Adult Heroines: ‘Divergent’ and Rape Culture|Amy Zimmerman|March 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Some of his preciousness is a veneer, however, for his fatalistic streak.Ralph Fiennes Discusses ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel,’ J. Lo, and That ‘Seinfeld’ Episode|Marlow Stern|March 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But that veneer hides an inner drive so powerful that it risks turning on itself.Are Female Long-Distance Runners More Prone To Suicidal Depression?|Emily de la Bruyere|February 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Because without the veneer of the beauty products I had at xoJane, I am awful.The Girl Who Wrote About Drugs: Cat Marnell on Vice, Addiction & More|Caitlin Dickson|July 12, 2012|DAILY BEAST
He was passing the boundary which divides the old Adam, which is in every man, from the veneer of early training.The Story of the Foss River Ranch|Ridgwell Cullum
His sons too travelled into every land as the bearers of the veneer called civilization.The Life of a Celebrated Buccaneer|Richard Clynton
In this process the brass is thin, and, like the ornamental wood or tortoise-shell, forms a veneer.
Number 37 was an old concrete-and-steel structure of the George VI period, faced with a veneer of red brick.The Penal Cluster|Ivar Jorgensen (AKA Randall Garrett)
It is used in cooperage, veneer work and for interior finish.Studies of Trees|Jacob Joshua Levison
Word Origin for veneer
1702, from German Furnier, from furnieren "to cover with a veneer, inlay," from French fournir "to furnish, accomplish," from Middle French fornir "to furnish," from a Germanic source (cf. Old High German frumjan "to provide;" see furnish). A word batted back and forth from German to French to German. Figurative sense of "mere outward show of some good quality" is attested from 1868. The verb is recorded from 1728.