- n. 外表；虚饰；饰面；胶合板的一层；薄木片
- vt. 胶合；虚饰；给…镶以饰片
- veneer:  Veneer is ultimately the same word as furnish. Both come from Old French fournir, but veneer was routed via German, which borrowed fournir as furniren. The verbal noun derived from this, furnirung, was borrowed into English as faneering in the highly specialized sense ‘provision of a thin surface layer of fine wood’. The noun veneer was a back-formation from this.
- veneer (n.)
- 1702, from German Furnier, from furnieren "to cover with a veneer, inlay," from French fournir "to furnish, accomplish," from Middle French fornir "to furnish," from a Germanic source (compare Old High German frumjan "to provide;" see furnish). From German to French to German to English. Figurative sense of "mere outward show of some good quality" is attested from 1868.
- veneer (v.)
- 1728 (earlier fineer, 1708), from German furnieren (see veneer (n.)). Related: Veneered; veneering.
- 1. The wood was cut into large sheets of veneer.
- 2. He was able to fool the world with his veneer of education.
- 3. Her veneer of politeness began to crack.
- 4. For the first time her veneer of politeness began to crack.
- 5. The panel had a veneer of gold and ivory.
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