Definition of varnish
- varnish Noun A type of paint with a solvent that evaporates to leave a hard, transparent, glossy film.
- varnish Noun Anything resembling such a paint.
- varnish Noun By extension: A deceptively showy appearance.
- varnish Verb To apply varnish.
- varnish Verb To cover up with varnish.
- varnish Verb To gloss over a defect.