Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The art or process of laying on veneers.
  • noun Same as veneer, in senses 1-3.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act or art of one who veneers.
  • noun Thin wood or other material used as a veneer.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Present participle of veneer.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the act of applying veneer
  • noun coating consisting of a thin layer of superior wood glued to a base of inferior wood

Etymologies

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Examples

  • And on this trip of ours, when not otherwise engaged, he was quite as busy with his fingers as ever: unraveling old Cape Horn hose, for yarn wherewith to darn our woolen frocks; with great patches from the skirts of a condemned reefing jacket, panneling the seats of our "ducks;" in short, veneering our broken garments with all manner of choice old broadcloths.

    Mardi: and A Voyage Thither, Vol. I (of 2)

  • Oracle; and had fulfilled their promise with a munificence outrunning the letter of their professions, particularly with regard to the quality of marble used in facing or "veneering" the front elevation.

    Memorials and Other Papers — Volume 1

  • Oracle; and had fulfilled their promise with a munificence outrunning the letter of their professions, particularly with regard to the quality of marble used in facing or "veneering" the front elevation.

    Memorials and Other Papers — Complete

  • A notably restrained tilt-top center table is a masterpiece of veneering, the exquisite flame-grained figuration of the circular top achieved with a "book-matched" series of wedge-shaped veneer sections meticulously sliced from a single root crotch of a mahogany tree.

    Furniture for a Young Nation

  • The chest and its contents are effectively brought to life by a video of Phyfe's workshop techniques, including veneering, carving and gilding.

    Furniture for a Young Nation

  • I had thought at least it would be caked on the outside of it like a kind of veneering.

    LIGHTING OUT FOR THE TERRITORY

  • I had thought at least it would be caked on the outside of it like a kind of veneering.

    LIGHTING OUT FOR THE TERRITORY

  • Sweat drips from my forehead, fogging the scope, veneering the sparse mustache tracing my lip.

    The Hunter

  • Keith's principal leg man, working at home, also spent nearly two weeks veneering the trio of outwardly curved klismos legs stabilized by a circular stretcher.

    Against the grain: Keith Fritz left the path to the priesthood to create divine furniture

  • "In fact," he said, "we didn't use the entire log to produce the necessary veneer for Tully Hall, and will use the remaining wood for another veneering project."

    Alice Tully's Pleasing Makeover

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