varnish definition

  • noun:
    • A paint containing a solvent and an oxidizing or evaporating binder, familiar with coat a surface with a hard, glossy, clear film.
    • The smooth coating or gloss resulting from the effective use of this paint.
    • Something suggestive of or resembling varnish.
    • A deceptively appealing outside look; an outward tv show.
    • a kind of paint with a solvent that evaporates to leave a tough, transparent, shiny movie.
    • something resembling these types of a paint.
    • By extension: A deceptively showy look.
    • A viscid fluid, composed of a solution of resinous matter in an oil or a volatile liquid, set on use a brush, or otherwise. Whenever applied the varnish shortly dries, either by evaporation or chemical action, and the resinous component forms hence a smooth, hard-surface, with an attractive gloss, capable of resisting, to a higher or less degree, the impacts of environment and dampness.
    • whatever resembles varnish, either obviously or artificially; a glossy look.
    • An artificial covering to offer a good look to any work or conduct; external tv show; gloss.
    • In etching, any resinous finish regularly protect parts of the dish that have become subjected: becoming distinguished from surface, the initial coating placed on the entire dish.
    • A solution of resinous matter, forming a definite limpid substance with the capacity of hardening without dropping its transparency: used by painters, gilders, cabinet-makers, and others for layer within the surface of the work with purchase so it can have a shining, transparent, and hard surface, capable of resisting in a greater or less level the influences of environment and dampness.
    • whatever resembles varnish, either obviously or unnaturally: a glossy or lustrous look.
    • An artificial covering to give a good look to any act or conduct; outside program; gloss; palliation; “whitewash.”
    • In ceramics, the glaze of pottery or porcelain.
    • a coating providing you with a tough, lustrous, transparent finish to a surface
  • verb-transitive:
    • to pay for with varnish.
    • to offer a smooth and shiny finish to.
    • to provide a deceptively appealing look to; gloss over.
    • To lay varnish on; to cover with a liquid which produces, when dried out, a difficult, glossy area.
    • To cover or hide with a thing that gives a reasonable appearance; to give a reasonable color to by terms; to gloss over; to palliate.
  • verb:
    • to use varnish.
    • To cover up with varnish.
    • To gloss over a defect.
    • cover with varnish
  • others:
    • To set varnish on for the purpose of decorating or safeguarding the surface. See varnish, n., 1.
    • To cover with something which gives a fair external look; give a better look to.
    • to provide a nice-looking additional look to by rhetoric; give a good color to; gloss over; palliate: because, to varnish mistakes or deformity.
    • to make use of varnish, in a general good sense.

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