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Oxford dictionary definition of the word veneer:
1a thin decorative covering of fine wood applied to a coarser wood or other material:
a fine-grained veneer
the ceiling was of maple veneer
a layer of wood used to make plywood.
[in singular] an attractive appearance that covers or disguises someone or something’s true nature or feelings:
her veneer of composure cracked a little
2 (also veneer crown) Dentistry a crown in which the restoration is placed over the prepared surface of a natural crown.
[with object] (usually as adjective veneered)
cover (something) with a decorative layer of fine wood:
a veneered cabinet
(as noun veneering)
he came here to learn veneering
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
early 18th century (earlier as fineer): from German furni(e)ren, from Old French fournir ‘furnish’
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Definition of veneer in the dictionary US English