SYNONYMS | EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN noun the process, act, or craft of applying veneers. the surface formed by the application of veneers. a superficial covering, display, or appearance: a veneering of civilization. Origin of veneering
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-ing 1 noun a thin layer of wood or other material for facing or inlaying wood. any of the thin layers of wood glued together to form plywood. . Building Trades a facing of a certain material applied to a different one or to a type of construction not ordinarily associated with it, as a facing of brick applied to a frame house. a superficially valuable or pleasing appearance: a cruel person with a veneer of kindliness. verb (used with object) to overlay or face (wood) with thin sheets of some material, as a fine wood, ivory, or tortoise shell. to face or cover (an object) with any material that is more desirable as a surface material than the basic material of the object; revet. to cement (layers of wood veneer) to form plywood. to give a superficially valuable or pleasing appearance to. Origin of veneer 1695–1705;
German Fourni(e)rung, Furni(e)rung,
-ung -ing 1 Related forms ve·neer·er, noun un·ve·neered, adjective
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Related Words for veneering layer
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I had thought that at least it would be caked on the outside of it like a kind of
Cut into thin sheets, the wood is used for
It has a long record before it reaches what we now know as
If a person be honest and trustworthy, the art of
veneering is almost beyond his grasp.
Small trees I have protected from rabbits by stalks, paper, or
veneering. British Dictionary definitions for veneering noun material used as veneer or a veneered surface rare a superficial show 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 pleasing a 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) to cover (a surface) with a veneer to bond together (thin layers of wood) to make plywood to conceal (something) under a superficially pleasant surface Derived Forms veneerer, noun Word Origin for veneer
C17: from German
furnieren to veneer, from Old French fournir to furnish
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Word Origin and History for veneering n.
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.
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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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