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Definition of Veneer

Veneer

  1. 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.
  2. 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 Quotations

In most people's vocabularies, design means veneer. It's interior decorating. It's the fabric of the curtains and the sofa. But to me, nothing could be further from the meaning of design.
Steve Jobs

Hope is tomorrow's veneer over today's disappointment.
Evan Esar

There is no short cut to achievement. Life requires thorough preparation - veneer isn't worth anything.
George Washington Carver

Courtesy is only a thin veneer on the general selfishness.
Honore de Balzac

It is veneer, rouge, aestheticism, art museums, new theaters, etc. that make America impotent. The good things are football, kindness, and jazz bands.
George Santayana
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Veneer Translations

veneer in French is placage
veneer in German is Furnier
veneer in Spanish is chapa
veneer in Swedish is faner, fernissa

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