veneering

noun
ve·neer·ing | \və-ˈnir-iŋ \

Definition of veneering 

1 : a veneered surface

2 : material used as veneer

First Known Use of veneering

circa 1706, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for veneering

earlier faneering, borrowed from Early Modern German fournirung, furnirung, noun derivative of fourniren, furniren (modern furnieren) "to apply thin strips of wood or other material (to cabinetwork, etc.)," borrowed from French fournir "to provide (with), furnish"

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about veneering

Dictionary Entries near veneering

Vened

veneer

veneer graft

veneering

veneer moth

venene

venenous

Statistics for veneering

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for veneering

The first known use of veneering was circa 1706

See more words from the same year

More from Merriam-Webster on veneering

Nglish: Translation of veneering for Spanish Speakers

Britannica English: Translation of veneering for Arabic Speakers

Comments on veneering

What made you want to look up veneering? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to reject or criticize sharply

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Words from Greek and Roman Mythology Quiz

  • the-triumph-of-venus-by-alessandro-magnasco
  • Boreal comes from the name of the ancient Greek god of which wind?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!