veneer
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (outer layer)
a. la chapa
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The table is made out of inexpensive material, but it looks nice because of the fine wood veneer on top.La mesa está hecha de material barato, pero se ve bien por la chapa de madera fina que tiene encima.
b. el enchapado
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The dresser isn't solid mahogany; that's just the veneer on the outside.El tocador no es de pura caoba; es solo el enchapado exterior.
c. el revestimiento
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(on building)
The house had vinyl siding, but we decided to put a brick veneer on to give it a more traditional touch.La casa tenía vinilo por fuera, pero decidimos montar un revestimiento de ladrillo para darle un toque más tradicional.
2.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(semblance)
a. el barniz
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
The restaurant had all the veneer of a classy restaurant, but the food was pretty mediocre.El restaurante tenía todo el barniz de un restaurante elegante, pero la comida era bastante ordinaria.
b. la apariencia
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Robert's' professional veneer concealed his shady business practices.La apariencia profesional de Robert no dejaba traslucir sus prácticas de negocios turbios.
c. la fachada
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
Despite all the spectacle and veneer, the band's musical ability is pretty second-rate.A pesar de todo el espectáculo y la fachada, la habilidad musical de la banda es de segunda.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (to surface)
a. chapar
The speakers are made of plastic, but they were veneered with birch to give them a more organic look.Los parlantes están hechos de plástico, pero los chaparon con abedul para darles una apariencia más natural.
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veneer
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. la laminado m, chapa
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
2. (fig)
a. la fachada f, pátina
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
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veneer [vəˈnɪəʳ]
noun
chapa (f); enchapado (m); barniz (m); apariencia (f)
to give or lend sth a veneer of respectability dar a algo un barniz or una apariencia de respetabilidad
transitive verb
chapear
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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