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NOUN (2)

1. coating consisting of a thin layer of superior wood glued to a base of inferior wood;
[syn: veneer, veneering]

2. an ornamental coating to a building;
[syn: facing, veneer]


VERB (1)

1. cover with veneer;
- Example: "veneer the furniture to protect it"


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Veneer \Ve*neer"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Veneered; p. pr. & vb. n. Veneering.] [G. furnieren, fourniren, fr. F. fournir to furnish. See Furnish.] To overlay or plate with a thin layer of wood or other material for outer finish or decoration; as, to veneer a piece of furniture with mahogany. Used also figuratively. [1913 Webster] As a rogue in grain Veneered with sanctimonious theory. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Veneer \Ve*neer"\, n. [Cf. G. furnier or fournier. See Veneer, v. t.] A thin leaf or layer of a more valuable or beautiful material for overlaying an inferior one, especially such a thin leaf of wood to be glued to a cheaper wood; hence, external show; gloss; false pretense. [1913 Webster] Veneer moth (Zool.), any moth of the genus Chilo; -- so called because the mottled colors resemble those of veneering. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

veneer n 1: coating consisting of a thin layer of superior wood glued to a base of inferior wood [syn: veneer, veneering] 2: an ornamental coating to a building [syn: facing, veneer] v 1: cover with veneer; "veneer the furniture to protect it"
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

105 Moby Thesaurus words for "veneer": appearance, aspect, board, brick, clapboard, coat, coating, collop, cover, covering, cursoriness, cut, deal, disguise, disk, enamel, epidermis, extenuate, exteriority, facade, face, facing, false front, feuille, film, finish, flap, foil, fold, front, fur, glass, glaze, gloss, gloss over, guise, lacquer, lamella, lamina, laminated glass, laminated wood, lap, lath, leaf, mask, membrane, mere scratch, no depth, no water, outward show, paint, pane, panel, paper, patina, peel, pellicle, pinprick, plait, plank, plate, plating, ply, plywood, rasher, revet, revetment, rind, safety glass, scale, scratch, scum, shake, shallowness, sheathe, sheet, shingle, shoaliness, show, skin, slab, slat, slate, slice, slightness, stone, sugarcoat, superficiality, superficies, surface, table, tablet, thatch, tile, triviality, varnish, wafer, wall in, wall up, wallpaper, weatherboard, white, whiten, whitewash, window dressing