Meaning of “varnish” in the English Dictionary

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"varnish" in British English

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varnishnoun [ C or U ]

uk /ˈvɑː.nɪʃ/ us /ˈvɑːr.nɪʃ/

varnishverb [ T ]

uk /ˈvɑː.nɪʃ/ us /ˈvɑːr.nɪʃ/

(Definition of “varnish” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"varnish" in American English

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varnishnoun [ C/U ]

us /ˈvɑr·nɪʃ/

a clear liquid that you can put on a wooden surface, to protect it and give it a shiny, attractive appearance after drying:

[ U ] The wood can be stained any color and then sealed with a coat of varnish.

(Definition of “varnish” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)