Pieces ovf wood veneer.
- An example of a veneer is a very thin layer of oak placed over a particle board shelf to make it appear to be oak.
- An example of a veneer is wood or wood products glued together to make plywood.
- An example of veneer is an appearance of something that is not real.
- to cover with a thin layer of more costly material; esp., to cover (wood) with wood of finer quality
- to give a superficially attractive appearance to
Origin of veneerGerman furnieren, to veneer from French fournir, to furnish
- a thin surface layer of fine wood or costly material laid over a base of common material
- any of the thin layers glued together to form plywood
- any attractive but superficial appearance or display: a veneer of culture
- A thin surface layer, as of finely grained wood, glued to a base of inferior material.
- Any of the thin layers glued together to make plywood.
- A decorative facing, as of brick.
- A deceptive, superficial show; a façade: a veneer of friendliness.
transitive verbve·neered, ve·neer·ing, ve·neers
- To overlay (a surface) with a thin layer of a fine or decorative material.
- To glue together (layers of wood) to make plywood.
- To conceal, as something common or crude, with a deceptively attractive outward show.
Origin of veneerAlteration of obsolete faneering from German Furnierung from furnieren to furnish, veneer from French fournir to furnish from Old French furnir of Germanic origin ; see per1 in Indo-European roots.
(third-person singular simple present veneers, present participle veneering, simple past and past participle veneered)
From German Furnier, from furnieren (“to inlay, cover with a veneer"), from French fournir (“to furnish, accomplish"), from Middle French fornir, from Old French fornir, furnir (“to furnish"), from Old Frankish *frumjan (“to provide"), from Proto-Germanic *frumjanÄ… (“to further, promote"). Cognate with Old High German frumjan, frummen (“to accomplish, execute, provide"), Old English fremian (“to promote, perform"). More at furnish.