Definition of 'varnish'

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Example sentences containing 'varnish'

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Perhaps that wasn't red varnish she was wearing, but the blood of the foreign secretary upon her fingernails. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It has a coating of clear varnish to make sure it stays together. The Sun (2007)You can do this after stripping off old varnish or paint and before you commence a revamp. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Then you can paint your nails in the way you apply nail varnish. Guyton, Anita The Natural Beauty Book - cruelty-free cosmetics to make at home (1991)She has to coat with clear nail varnish all metal surfaces she touches regularly. The Sun (2010)The factory originally manufactured paint and varnish. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Always run a top coat along the free edge of your nails after applying nail varnish. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Position over the nail and coat with clear nail varnish to stick. The Sun (2014)Take a different colour varnish and paint over the exposed tip. The Sun (2015)Keep them short and tidy but finish off with a glossy sheen of clear varnish. The Sun (2009) Paint nail varnish over the joints which will crack if tampered with. Croft, James Corporate Cloak and Dagger (1994)Varnish remover fumes mixed with a lit candle and erupted in flames which covered her from the neck down. The Sun (2015)He is said to have been part of a gang that used stolen credit cards to buy bomb ingredients including nail varnish remover. The Sun (2009)But most of us give more thought to choosing our socks or which nail varnish to apply than we do to looking after our joints properly. Times, Sunday Times (2011)And can I still wear nail varnish? The Sun (2013)Two of them - one sporting red nail varnish - seemed to be touching their feet together for comfort. The Sun (2009)Unlike the famous slogan for wood varnish, they very often don't do exactly what it says on the tin. Times, Sunday Times (2009)He said: 'This is not a case of polishing the front door and applying a coat of varnish to make it look better. Times, Sunday Times (2006)I changed red nail varnish to lipstick, but otherwise that's what it said. Times, Sunday Times (2009)I was in want of boots, of clothes, of the whole human varnish that makes a man perceptible. Hans Christian Andersen Andersen's Fairy Tales (1874)I had a strong sense of her femininity; she was wearing nail varnish, and had an aura of faintly sweet scent. John Cornwell Seminary Boy (2006)

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Translations for 'varnish'

British English: varnish /ˈvɑːnɪʃ/ NOUN
Varnish is an oily liquid which is painted onto wood to give it a hard, clear, shiny surface.
  • American English: varnish
  • Arabic: وَرْنِيش
  • Brazilian Portuguese: verniz
  • Chinese: 清漆
  • Croatian: lak
  • Czech: lak na dřevo
  • Danish: lak
  • Dutch: vernis
  • European Spanish: barniz
  • Finnish: lakka
  • French: vernis
  • German: Lack
  • Greek: βερνίκι
  • Italian: vernice
  • Japanese: ニス
  • Korean: 니스
  • Norwegian: lakk
  • Polish: lakier
  • European Portuguese: verniz
  • Romanian: lac
  • Russian: лак
  • Spanish: barniz
  • Swedish: fernissa
  • Thai: น้ำมันชักเงา
  • Turkish: cila vernik
  • Ukrainian: лак
  • Vietnamese: véc-ni
British English: varnish /ˈvɑːnɪʃ/ VERB
If you varnish something, you paint it with varnish.
Varnish the table with two or three coats of varnish.
  • American English: varnish
  • Arabic: يُبَرْنِقُ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: envernizar
  • Chinese: 给…涂清漆
  • Croatian: lakirati
  • Czech: lakovat natírat
  • Danish: lakere
  • Dutch: vernissen
  • European Spanish: barnizar
  • Finnish: lakata
  • French: vernir
  • German: lackieren Technik
  • Greek: βερνικώνω
  • Italian: verniciare
  • Japanese: ニスを塗る
  • Korean: 니스를 칠하다
  • Norwegian: lakkere
  • Polish: polakierować
  • European Portuguese: envernizar
  • Romanian: a lăcui
  • Russian: лакировать
  • Spanish: barnizar
  • Swedish: fernissa
  • Thai: ใส่น้ำมันชักเงา
  • Turkish: cilalamak vernik
  • Ukrainian: лакувати
  • Vietnamese: đánh véc-ni


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