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Meaning of VENEER

Pronunciation:  vu'neer

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  an ornamental coating to a building
  2. [n]  coating consisting of a thin layer of superior wood glued to a base of inferior wood
  3. [v]  cover with veneer, as of furniture

VENEER is a 6 letter word that starts with V.


 Synonyms: facing, veneering
 See Also: coat, coating, cover



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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.
          As a rogue in grain Veneered with sanctimonious theory.
  2. \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.
    {Veneer moth} (Zo["o]l.), any moth of the genus {Chilo}; --
       so called because the mottled colors resemble those of
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you are veneering means your deception toward friends.