- 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.
- 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.
[Alteration of obsolete faneering, from German Furnierung, from furnieren, to furnish, veneer, from French fournir, to furnish, from Old French furnir, of Germanic origin.]veneerer ve·neer'er n.
A thin sheet of wood of uniform thickness produced by peeling, slicing, or sawing. Depending on the manner of production and the portion of wood from which a veneer is made, the grain may be flat, vertical, or biased. Most veneer is rotary-cut from a bolt of wood, called a flitch, centered in chucks of a lathe. A nose bar bears against the flitch parallel to the center line of the lathe and a knife, also extending nearly the length of the lathe, peels off the veneer. Knives near the ends of the flitch cut the edges of the veneer.
Veneers cut from selected hardwoods, burls, crotches, and stumps are used for facings on furniture and the interior decoration of buildings. Other uses of veneer include plate separators in storage batteries, boxes for fruit and vegetables, drums for cheeses, and crates, hampers, and baskets for transportation and storage. Most veneer is used in plywood panels. See also Plywood; Wood products.
- A deceptive outward appearance: cloak, color, coloring, cover, disguise, disguisement, façade, face, false colors, front, gloss, guise, mask, masquerade, pretense, pretext, semblance, show, veil, window-dressing. Slang put-on. See show/hide.
- To give a deceptively attractive appearance to: color, gild, gloss (over), gloze (over), sugarcoat, varnish, whitewash. Idioms: paper over, put a good face on. See true/false.
Definition: pretence, front
Definition: cover, overlay
Antonyms: strip, uncover
Peeled or sliced thin sheets of wood used as inner plys or as decorative faces.
IN BRIEF: A thin layer of costly material put over a common material.
We found out that our old oak table had a veneer top when we sanded it too much.
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In the construction of crowns or pontics, a layer of tooth-colored material, usually porcelain or acrylic resin, attached to the surface by direct fusion, cementation, or mechanical retention.
categories related to 'veneer'
- Cuts, Sizes, Treatments, and Forms of Wood - veneer: thin sheets of wood assembled in layers into plywood
- Surfaces and Finishing Materials - veneer: thin overlay of finishing material, esp. wood, on base of another material
- Building Construction and Design - veneer: facing one material with another finishing surface
- Falsehood, Pretense, and Exaggeration - veneer: superficial, deceptively pleasing appearance
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Veneer may refer to:
- Veneer (dentistry), a cosmetic treatment for teeth
- Veneer (album), a musical recording by José González
- Wood veneer, a thin facing layer of wood
- Masonry veneer, a thin facing layer of brick
- Stone veneer, a thin facing layer of stone
- "Veneer", a song by The Verve Pipe from Villains
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n. - επικόλλημα (κν. καπλαμάς), επίστρωση, επένδυση, (μτφ.) επίφαση, (επιφανειακό) λούστρο, επίχρισμα, επίστρωμα, πασάλειμμα
v. - καπλαμάρω, επιστρώνω, καλύπτω με επικόλλημα (κν. καπλαντίζω), (μτφ.) προσδίδω επιφανειακή όψη
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