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  1. ve·neer
    IPA[vəˈnir]
  2. noun

    verb

    • 1. cover (something) with a decorative layer of fine wood:

      factories employed cabinetmakers to veneer looking glasses we have also found chests entirely veneered with mahogany a veneered cabinet
    • 2. cover or disguise (someone or something's true nature) with an attractive appearance:

      he exuded an air of toughness, lightly veneered by the impeccably tailored suit
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: veneer, plural noun: veneers

    • v.: verb: veneer, 3rd person present: veneers, gerund or present participle: veneering, past tense: veneered, past participle: veneered

    • noun

      a thin decorative covering of fine wood applied to a coarser wood or other material:

      a layer of wood used to make plywood.

    • verb

      cover (something) with a decorative layer of fine wood:

      cover or disguise (someone or something's true nature) with an attractive appearance:

    • noun

      a covering of brick applied to a timber frame.

      timber frames covered in brick as a building material.

    • noun

      a covering of brick applied to a timber frame.

      a house built with brick veneer walls.

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