Definition for veneering (2 of 2)
verb (used with object)
Origin of veneer
Examples from the Web for veneering
Immediately upon this, Twemlow received an invitation to dine with Veneering, and dined: the man being of the party.
Mrs Veneering is charmed by the humour, and so is Veneering.
Veneering instantly blesses him, and apprises him that Twemlow is already working.
I had thought that at least it would be caked on the outside of it like a kind of veneering.Roughing It|Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
If a person be honest and trustworthy, the art of veneering is almost beyond his grasp.The Doctor's Daughter|"Vera"
British Dictionary definitions for veneering (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for veneering (2 of 2)
Word Origin for veneer
Word Origin and History for veneering
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.