Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: verb

To cover, as with veneer.

Part of speech: noun

A thin layer as of choice wood, upon a commoner surface; mere outside show.

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Usage examples "veneer":

  1. Well, the chivalry is mostly veneer. - "The Stronger Influence", F.E. Mills Young.
  2. My mother has fine qualities, once you get under that- well, shall I call it that London veneer? - "Good Old Anna", Marie Belloc Lowndes.
  3. But to the rest of his countrymen it was a victory for German culture as well; though there were still a few elegancies, a few refinements of manners, that might veneer the new culture, and in this regard the conquered might be allowed the traditional privilege of conquering the conquerors. - "Thoughts Out of Season (Part II)", Friedrich Nietzsche.